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Also see the counterpart of this: TRUTHS not commonly realised and another variant Infrequently Asked Questions
and their solutions easily explained
Here are a few things:
The idea that if you're older than a certain amount you've got to BEHAVE in various ways
The concept that King Canute had a big ego and thought he could hold back the sea
The idea that really clever intellectual people have no social life and don't know how to party
The notion that if you're a man you shouldn't wear a skirt
The belief that the only manmade object visible from space is the Great Wall of China
The idea that ISO9002 Accreditation is a good sign
The assumption that the videorecorder needs to be under the television where it's difficult to reach
The idea that the metal TIN is cheap, poor quality stuff
The quirk that a person's "real name" is whatever they were given by someone else when they were too young to know
The belief that all websites are LOCATION-BASED
You're more likely to be struck dead by lightning than you are to win the Lottery? Wrong!
Goldfish have short memories
WAP sites, WAP phones, and some of the mythology about such things
The amount of electricity a fluorescent lamp uses when you switch it on
50:50 Fifty-Fifty - the misconception
The mistaken idea that most people vote for politicians
Mythic Statistic: You're never further than 20ft away from a RAT
The Myth of Democracy
Available from All Good bookshops
Cat Fleas don't bite humans?
The notion that $99.99 is significantly cheaper than $100
Also see You're either WITH us or AGAINST us
Are they watching out for us, or their masters?
The Gap Between Rich and Poor
The Speed of Light being a Speed Limit in Space
Surely hydrogen is much lighter than helium?
If you owned your own slot machine you could adjust the control in the back to make it pay out less and therefore you'd make more money
Reply to SPAM? Misconceptions
Mad people taking antipsychotic pills
Things you might not know about mobile phone masts
Get a Bank Account if you can avoid the Misconceptions about Banks
The assumption that it's OK to send files as .DOC
The commonly-held belief that we dream in black & white
Retail Therapy Expensive
The conventional medical belief that diabetic urine glucose tests are inherently inaccurate
Misconception by Cats who believe that if the weather is bad out of one door it might be better out of a different door. This is known as The Door Into Summer
Incorrect assumptions about British Telecom's call charges on Easter Monday and other public holidays
Fine Tooth Comb
Escape Velocity - what it is and what it isn't!
A few misconceptions about How to Run a Business
What happens after a radioactive element has gone for twice its half life
There's no such thing as "forward slash"
Sprinklers all go off at once
Woodlice do they Eat Wood?!
Speed Traps - let's not pretend they're anything to do with road safety!
Viking helmets do not have horns on
Hydrogen 4 times as light as Helium for balloons?
You can READ TEXT that's had the letters MIXED UP - or maybe not?!
Ordinary television aerial cable used for Satellite
Spiders in the Bath do not intend to be there
Flash Photography of Landscapes and Flash Astrophotography
The idea that you can win on a gambling machine by putting a big magnet near it
Krakatoa EAST of Java
North and South poles are going to switch over - Yes, but it's important to know what that really means, not what it's believed to mean
The sound of a falling bomb?
Internet myths in Crazy Like A Fox
The Customer Thinks Their 8 year Old Computer is OK?
Computer Virus Misconceptions
Cats can see in the Dark - to some extent
If you corner a rat, it goes for your throat!
You never see any Baby Pigeons
Lime Scale reduces the efficiency of electric water heaters ?
The idea that the Lottery makes more money for charity if the people running it work for nothing
We think in words
Cleanliness is next to Godliness
There's No Travel Content at This Site?!
Credit Limit - the deceptive misconception explained
Religions being different from Cults
Tax Avoidance confused with Tax Evasion
Plus a whole section now added on Common Mistakes in Movies
...and various others which will be added.
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