Posts Tagged: lies

Lie #1993

Definitely True

There was never a farmer with a dog named Bingo. There was, however, a farmer with very poor spelling skills who had a dog named Ben-Joe.

Lie #1992

Definitely True

All children go to bed easily and have no trouble sleeping through the night. In fact, in 96% of the scenarios where a parent claims that his or her child woke in the middle of the night, the truth is that the parent suffers from a somnambulant affliction wherein he or she is driven to —… Read more »

Lie #1991

Definitely True

Like the QWERTY keyboard layout, running shoes were originally designed to slow down runners. See, coordinators of running events were getting concerned that their races were being completed too quickly. So shoes were designed to slow runners down such that street vendors at the races would be able to have time to sell their wares… Read more »

Lie #1990

Definitely True

The term “paranormal” was originally associated with a general method of skydiving that involved larger-than-average parachutes. The only reason that the term was ever associated with spirits or ghosts is because some of the more lackluster skydivers would often end up in empty fields with their chutes pulled over their bodies, calling out to their… Read more »

Lie #1989

Definitely True

It’s a common misconception that the conventional paste shortcut, Ctrl+V, was chosen because on a typical computer the V is right next to the C (which is used for the Ctrl+C copy shortcut). Some people have even tried to rationalize that the V shape points downward, like putting something down to paste it. That, too,… Read more »

Lie #1988

Definitely True

Of the people who say that they weren’t born yesterday, 63% really were. Interestingly, of the people who were born fully grown, only 2% lie about being born the day before.

Lie #1987

Definitely True

The first humans walked on their hands, not on their feet. This is what has made the famous “missing link” so elusive. As apes descend from trees, they typically do so with their upper body first. So it only makes sense that over-land travel was done by hand rather than by foot. It’s said that… Read more »

Lie #1986

Definitely True

The longer you sit in traffic, the shorter your trip will feel. In fact, it’s this very mechanism that’s theorized to one day facilitate teleportation. The trick is to make yourself believe that you’ve been stuck for longer than your mind can comprehend. Since that time is roughly equivalent to infinity, that forces the actual… Read more »

Lie #1985

Definitely True

Spiders don’t really eat insects. In fact, they’re not even animals. They’re moving plants. That’s why they weave their webs in open areas with a lot of sunlight. When an insect gets caught in a spider’s web, it’s really a huge inconvenience and hamper’s the spider’s ability to collect sunlight and water. That’s why the… Read more »

Lie #1984

Definitely True

There’s no crying allowed in space. This is for safety reasons. In the low-gravity environment of space, tears have been know to spontaneously ignite. This, of course, causes more crying and ultimately results in the sad person’s face melting off.