There have always been rumors and just plain old lies that have been told by one person only for it to spread to the next person and the next person and so on until it got out of hand. Case and point is any high school in the world. What happens if one of these rumors or lies gets so common that people start telling it to each other in day to day life? Well in this list of ten ridiculous facts that are absolutely not true we find out just how common those are and how fast and far they can spread.
During world war II, the Brits spread the rumor that carrots give good eyesight. This was in an attempt to hide the fact they had developed radar technology, so they hid the radar and called it the pilots’ good eyesight.
This “fact” is funny because the inside of the pencil has been graphite since the start, but it was the outer coating of the pencil that contained the heavy metal poison, lead. It was this outer coating that kids tended to put in their mouths, thus leading to the rumor.