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60 Popular Pieces of False Knowledge

60 Popular Pieces of False Knowledge
post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Mark Twain once said, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Here are 60 pieces of false knowledge many people misquote as absolute facts. Shaving causes hair to grow back thicker. – Shaving does not cause hair to grow back thicker. For more in depth info on False Knowledge, please read: Note: This article is a guest post written by Penny and slightly copy-edited by Marc. Photo by: banoootah_qtr If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...

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60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again When we were young life was easier, right? I know sometimes it seems that way. But the truth is life still is easy. It always will be. The only difference is we’re older, and the older we get, the more we complicate things for ourselves.

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ARE YOU A REAL PILOT? from Joe Burton An old Marine Pilot sat down at the Starbucks, still wearing his old USMC flight suit and leather jacket and ordered a cup of coffee. As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him. She turned to the pilot and asked, 'Are you a real pilot?' He replied, 'Well, I've spent my whole life flying planes, first Stearmans, then the early Grummans... flew a Wildcat and Corsair in WWII, and later in the Korean conflict, Banshees and Cougars. I've taught more than 260 people to fly and given rides to hundreds, so I guess I am a pilot, and you, what are you?

7 Myths Mythbusters Proved That We Still Can't Believe Are True ?Mythbusters! Nerd porn of the highest order! Mr. Wizard for grown-ups — with explosions! 14 fun and odd facts you probably didn’t know A12-week-old macaque – who was abandoned by his mother – was close to death when it was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong Province. After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he seemed spiritless – until he developed a friendship with a white pigeon. The blossoming relationship helped to revive the macaque who developed a new lease of life.

10 simple ways to save yourself from messing up your life - Stepcase Lifehack Stop taking so much notice of how you feel. How you feel is how you feel. It’ll pass soon. What you’re thinking is what you’re thinking. It’ll go too. Tell yourself that whatever you feel, you feel; whatever you think, you think.

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