Entertaining, I feel as though this might be a huge source of misinformation, do you have citations for any of this? Not just citations, but proof?
I make my adult students watch your Valley of the Ashes video when we do Gatsby… great stuff! Keep it up.
So real peanut butter is fake but fake peanut butter is real? Really??
I agree that citations would be nice. However, I randomly selected three “facts” that I was skeptical of, and the video was absolutely correct. I am giving this a thumbs up.
I can’t find any evidence that iron maidens were fictional.
See, your going about it the wrong way, you have to find evidence that Iron Maidens actually were used as torture devices, not the other way around. It’s hard to prove a negative because you will not find evidence of something that doesn’t exist.
For example the first reference I can find to one is 1793, but there is no evidence it was ever actually used, therefore until I find some reference somewhere that they were actually used I have to conclude that the video is correct.
I’ve seen an Iron Maiden torture device from the Middle Ages, in a museum in Rothebburg Germany: http://www.history-of-germany.com/index.php?scid=rothenburg_torture&page=42&
So at least one of them is not fictional.
With reference to Walt Disney: “cryonics” is freezing dead people in the hopes to cure/reanimate them later, but “cryogenics” is th science of making things cold. You should have said that “Walt Disney is not cryonically frozen” if you wanted to allude to an urban legend . . . although I guess saying that he wasn’t cryogenically-frozen is technically accurate since it’s the wrong word for the situation.
Al Gore did so say he invented the internet
No, that’s not what he said. lol. “He took the initiative in creating the internet”. There are nuances in that statement. You choose to decide that statement means he said he invented it. He didn’t. He was instrumental as a public official in promoting legislation to fund an expansion of Arpanet (took the initiative). In context, that statement makes perfect sense. This is why soundbites are so easily manipulated.
51: The federal debt is not too high. It’s too low, and it’s not even a debt; it’s a deposit at the Federal Reserve Bank
I don’t trust this. Your visual research was flawed – The Caesar Salad one, you showed a picture of the Prima Porta Augustus (i.e. Octavian, who renamed himself Augustus, and was the adopted son of Caesar)
That was a fun 6 minutes! Sharing video.
I must admit…
I am still afraid of Klingons.
Actually, there was, according to one of the actors, a death in the 20′s silent film version of Ben Hur.
Man’s evolving is still theory advocated by professors with tenures and their own parking places.
Really? You’re going the “It’s just a theory” argument? I don’t know what professors with tenures and parking places has to do with the validity of the theory.
Most women will agree with this.
Now if you’d said human evolution, someone would have taken notice.
Some things are hard to credit, like there are also grown men who are priests. That’s much more flabbergasting than professors who park.
A large number of these are not common myths.
Very interesting and informative!
Maybe someday we can also debunk the common misconception that airplanes can knock down skyscrapers (but only when the powers that be need a war pretext).
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