All Lies: Infographic Of 52 Misconceptions Debunked

November 11, 2014

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Note: Larger version HERE in case you like big things.

This is the infographic created by David McCandless refuting 52 common misconceptions. I found it all rather questionable. Like, who is this David McCandless and what does he know? What is his AGENDA? Also, what does the Monster Energy is the devil's work lady think about all this? Because if I trust anybody to get to the bottom of something, it's her. She's the kind of lady who can find clues where there aren't any. I wouldn't be surprised to find out True Detective was actually named after her.

Thanks to jessie, who agrees infographics are just the devil's way of spreading lies across the internet.

  • captaindash

    Eat before swimming definitely gives me cramps every time. There are a few in here that are questionable at best.

  • Cup-O-Jesus

    I'm sure most of this is true but also notice the cited sources: first one mentioned is Wikipedia... Things that make you go M'flagen pnert bleeble fweeee!

  • disqus_zmsaP8zFtV

    about black belts, in pencak silat black belt is 'beginner' and yellow is 'master'.

  • Brandon Hricko

    These are all facts from Q.I.-the BBC panel show and it's "books of general ignorance" put out over the last decade or so. Way to not do your own research! And this guy has put 80(!) of these in a book for you to buy on Amazon. I suggest you listen to the podcast "there's no such thing as a fish" for some new fun facts by the Q.I. investigation team.

  • ntgCleaner

    I would hate to be friends with the guy who made this... LET ME BELIEVE. Plus, these are mostly technicalities.

  • Johnny Bigrig

    The salt thing is wrong.. It says it doesn't boil faster unless it has a massive amount.. Well by that logic, it DOES boil faster, it just isn't a noticeable amount.

  • Michael Knight

    c2 r4 is a ridiculous statement.

    if your X is the only body part exposed it will have the highest heat loss.
    how deductive of you.

  • Pulay

    Line2, Column3: Napoléon 1er was in fact realy small, at the time they lied not to shame him but every non official description of him said 5'0". Then Napoléon III also know as « Napoléon le petit », was 5'7" so he was just average, but he earned his nickname more for what he accomplished (nothing at all) than for his height. That makes everyone confused, even in France :)

  • Pulay

    L10, C1: it depends on the translation I guess, I don’t know the bible
    well but in the one I know, there is for sure only 3 wise men. Fun fact:
    in french we never call them « the three wise men » but « the mage
    kings ». And I’m sad because everything else in this infographic is true
    !

  • Nick

    There are three gifts. The number of wise men wasn't specified. In noncannonical writing three are named but that's more lore than truth.

  • Guest

    L1, C10: it depends on the translation I guess, I don’t know the bible well but in the one I know, there is for sure only 3 wise men. Fun fact: in french we never call them « the three wise men » but « the mage kings ». And I’m sad because everything else in this infographic is true !

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Another misconception is that internet infographics are a reliable source of information.

  • Joe Ferschke

    Here let me just cover this bullshit with some more bullshit. That will help cover up the stink of the previous bullshit.

  • lordpikachu

    i call bs on the bs on the bs

  • Archer

    Some of those are purely semantic. Like caffeine dehydrating. It does dehydrate you, but the fact that in most cases it is delivered through a liquid medium offsets the dehydration. Or 5 senses, those they listed could easily fall under a combination of the previous 5. Most falling under nuanced types of touch.

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