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Things People Believed 50 Years Ago That Ended Up Being Totally Wrong

It's so much fun to look back through time at all the ignorant humans who used to populate planet Earth, while also pretending that in 50 years, people will not also be stifling a sympathetic chuckle as they look back through time at our ignorant selves. That is, if they still feel like chuckling through the gas masks they have to wear every day because we wrecked the planet.

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Things People Believed 50 Years Ago That Ended Up Being Totally Wrong

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    Bizarre Things People Believed 50 Years Ago - Grunge

    Bizarre Things People Believed 50 Years Ago - Grunge

    It's so much fun to look back through time at all the ignorant humans who used to populate planet Earth, while also pretending that in 50 years, people will not also be stifling a sympathetic chuckle as they look back through time at our ignorant selves. That is, if they still feel like chuckling through the gas masks they have to wear every day because we wrecked the planet.

    Things People Believed 10 Years Ago That Ended Up Being Wrong

    Things People Believed 10 Years Ago That Ended Up Being Wrong

    The Aughts aren't exactly an ancient, prehistoric era — in fact, a good chunk of it is strikingly similar to today's world. In 2007, for example, we were eagerly awaiting another Pirates of the Caribbean film and a Spider-Man movie. Beyoncé and Rihanna topped the charts, and everyone was wrapped up in the drama of the sexy doctors on Grey's Anatomy. So, life might not seem that different from then. The world certainly hasn't changed that much in the past ten years, especially when compared to how much its changed in the past 25, 50, or 100 years.

    Recent Discoveries That Proved We Got History All Wrong - Grunge

    Recent Discoveries That Proved We Got History All Wrong - Grunge

    The trouble with history is that pretty much everything that happened before the 20th century had to be written down, and people are terrible eyewitnesses. We may never really know what happened even during very well-documented historical events like The Alamo or the Battle of Bosworth because historians often embellished details, recorded fiction as fact, or wrote down only what the ruling class wanted people to know. And before humans developed a written language, well, all those moments are lost in time, like tears in rain. (Thanks, Roy Batty.) But every now and then some new, tantalizing details emerge from the archaeological record, or from a previously neglected document, or even from someone's DNA. And sometimes those details are so surprising that they completely change our understanding of history.

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