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This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list pertains to current, widely held, erroneous ideas and beliefs about notable topics which have been reported by reliable sources. Each has been discussed in published literature, as has its topic area and the facts concerning it. Note that the statements which follow are corrections based on known facts; the misconceptions themselves are referred to rather than stated. History List of common misconceptions
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Today is Columbus Day, time to buy appliances on sale and contemplate other things that have nothing to do with Christopher Columbus. So much of what we say about Columbus is either wholly untrue or greatly exaggerated. Here are a few of the top offenders. 5 myths about Christopher Columbus
The 15 Most Infamous Assassinations in History - GOOD Blog Yesterday was March 15, historically known as the Ides of March, on which, according to the dramatic the likes of Plutarch and Shakespeare, Julius Caesar was overthrown and killed by his frustrated Senate. To commemorate that rather terrible (but undeniably intriguing) occurrence, GOOD looks at the 15 most infamous assassinations in history.1. Mohandas Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India, 1948Assassin: Nathuram GodseMotive: Godse was angry over India's decision to give 420 million rupees to Pakistan. He believed India had been weakened when Pakistan gained independence.What happened next: Godse was a Brahmin so in the days following the assassination, massive anti-Brahmin riots took place. The Indian government was harshly criticized for not protecting Gandhi well enough, despite multiple assassination attempts, though Gandhi was known to refuse to cooperate with security.2.
We're not going to bullshit you. Look hard enough, and you can find "amazing" coincidences anywhere. With a whole universe to work with, sometimes the stars are going to align just right. But, even cynical types like us have to admit that sometimes this stuff can get downright creepy. A Terrifyingly Accurate Prediction by Edgar Allan Poe 6 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened
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