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Lies They Taught You In School

We like to believe our teachers are infallible. After all, they prime our minds during our formative years, imbuing us with a knowledge base we're meant to build on for the rest of our lives. It's those years that create our core foundation for learning and our trust in educational authority figures. But contrary to what their students may believe, teachers are far from omniscient beings.

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    Lies They Taught You In School - Grunge

    Lies They Taught You In School - Grunge

    We like to believe our teachers are infallible. After all, they prime our minds during our formative years, imbuing us with a knowledge base we're meant to build on for the rest of our lives. It's those years that create our core foundation for learning and our trust in educational authority figures. But contrary to what their students may believe, teachers are far from omniscient beings...

    Lies You Learned In History Class - Grunge

    Lies You Learned In History Class - Grunge

    History has a funny way of repeating itself, especially when the people repeating it aren't exactly telling the full story. Indeed, many of the clean, easy, wholesome "facts" you learned in history class would earn you a big fat F in the decades-long class that is Real Life. Here are a few historical lies that will make you rethink your entire education.

    Famous Historical Events That Are Mostly Made Up - Grunge

    Famous Historical Events That Are Mostly Made Up - Grunge

    The problem with history is that it's recorded by people, and people aren't the most credible witnesses. Over the years, some stories get retold, distorted, and embellished, until the tale that remains barely resembles the original event. No one can really be sure how many of history's most famous tales are mostly lies and misconceptions, but historians have managed to identify at least some of the most blatant offenders.

    11 Lies Your Teacher Told You In School - Grunge

    11 Lies Your Teacher Told You In School - Grunge

    Some urban legends are so persuasive, they've even made way into the common classroom, only to be debunked long after they've already been accepted as canon. Author George Orwell once said, "myths which are believed in tend to become true," but in the case of the following false teachings, they have not, and they will not. Here are lies your teacher taught you in school...

    Lies You Learned In Science Class - Grunge

    Lies You Learned In Science Class - Grunge

    It's the ultimate insult. You've spent years studying, memorizing, and taking tests to prove that you understand some of the world's most fundamental workings. You missed television shows, nights out with your friends, and binge-gaming sessions. You know what? A lot of that stuff you were studying was just wrong. Let's get it right.

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