Did you know Napoleon wasn’t actually short, black belts don’t signify ninja-level mastery or that sharks can actually get cancer? The thing about some myths is that they spread out so fast that they become synonymous to facts, when actually they couldn’t be farther away from the truth. This excellent infographic illustrated by information designer David McCandless dissects some of the most popular falsehoods turned ‘common knowledge’ and puts things straight. These are only a couple though. Next time you hear some one fact dropping, do yourself a favor a double check from two sources. It will serve you the trouble of living in factual deception.

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