Misconceptions About Colonial America

From the faux love affair between John Smith and Pocahontas to the questionable accounts surrounding the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock, here's the truth behind some of the most popular tall tales about Colonial America.

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    Misconceptions about Colonial America

    In this episode of Misconceptions, Mental Floss's Justin Dodd is setting the record straight on that historical moment, plus several other well-known stories from early U.S. history that don’t ring quite as true as the Liberty Bell once did. From George Washington’s purported wooden teeth to Paul Revere’s midnight ride, here are the actual facts on everything you thought you already knew about colonial America.

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