Prepare to open your eyes for the first time in your life (any Matrix fans out there?), because the guys at Information is Beautiful are taking a Mythbusters role and putting popular facts to the test.


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From the little things like fixing the goldfish memory from three seconds to three months, to something that should be in every school book, like that vaccines don't actually cause autism; these fact checks sure have the potential to turn you into a champ on those quiz nights.

But if you're still feeling a little suspicious, head over to the Information is Beautiful website, where every fact is linked to the articles by the scientific community that proves them wrong.

(h/t: demilked)

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LauRa Morgan 2 weeks ago

Please let's bump this up higher so more people can see this one!

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AcousticGString 2 weeks ago

Oh God! Brace yourself for the holistic soccer mom attack ....

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Anna Brandigi 2 weeks ago

This may t r i g g e r some people

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Anna Brandigi 2 weeks ago

Thank goodness! They're so cute!

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Yvonne Bernal 2 weeks ago

Yeah, but they're funnier when they're sleeping

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Yvonne Bernal 2 weeks ago

Every time my cat goes by the goldfish, they swim frantically. Luckily this does not happen often. I'd venture to guess that those fish definitely remember the cat!

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Katinka Min 2 weeks ago

Love, love, love this one. Ever since I've known this I get a real kick out of old movies or guys dressed as Vikings with a horned helmet. :-D

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Master Markus 2 weeks ago

I've never heard anyone say this before.

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AcousticGString 2 weeks ago

I call BS... we ALL know it was the aliens ;)

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Stefani Manard 2 weeks ago

There is a god!!!!

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