Go to the source before you repeat these fallacies
We’d all like to think that we’re pretty well-informed, but simply taking everything that you hear as a fact does not make you smart. Only research can tell you the truth about things, plus you’ve got to know where to research such information in the first place.
You may think you know it all, but these basic misconceptions may prove you wrong.
The McDonald’s coffee lawsuit is a shining example of a frivolous lawsuit with an outrageous payout. No, if you go and actually look at the facts of the case, that stuff was warranted and the payout was equal to one day of coffee sales. (vertigo72)
Amongst these facts: The reason she had the coffee between her legs? Cars did not have cup holders then! That was not standard. She wanted to settle out of court. It was McDonald’s that elevated.
She sued for her medical bills. Not money. She was found partially liable cause she did not need the warning. At worst, coffee should cause first degree burns for a spill. It should NOT cause third degree burns. (CrazyCoKids)
That cracking your knuckles causes arthritis. (Tacotruck1234)
A study was done a few years ago where the put knuckles being cracked into an MRI machine. Turns out you’re actually giving your knuckles a kind of massage when you crack them. (lalafriday)
Flat Earth Theory
That before Columbus/In the Middle Ages, people thought the earth was flat. The ancient Greeks already knew that the earth was round, and actually had a pretty accurate idea of its circumference. This was common knowledge among educated people since then. Perhaps devout peasants did not know it was true, but it was not the dominant belief system at the time. (counterboud)
There are numerous Greek paintings of leaders holding GLOBES!!! I show people this and they still refuse to believe because it doesn’t involve what they learned about Columbus in 3rd grade. (lobster_thermidor)