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YSK that "we use only 10% of our brain" is by far the most common, but false myth

YSK that "we use only 10% of our brain" is by far the most common, but false myth <!– SC_OFF –><div class="md"><p>You probably heard from a lot of people all around, from time to time: &quot;we use only 10% of

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TIL the Pyramids were ordered to be disassembled and their blocks used to build dams on the Nile. The chief architect personally opposed, but knew he’d be replaced if he defied orders. So he prepared a false cost analysis showing that freshly quarried stone would cost less: thus saving the Pyramids.

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TIL the Pyramids were ordered to be disassembled and their blocks used to build dams on the Nile. The chief architect personally opposed, but knew he’d be replaced if he defied orders. So he prepared a false cost analysis showing

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What causes virus false positives?

What causes virus false positives? I was installing a program on my grandparents computer called winebase. It is a program to create an index of their wine cellar. Anyway, I copied the program folder from an email the dev had

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TIL After a hoarder died in his home of a heart attack in 2012, a cleaning crew found a false hollow wall with human bones inside. They were those of his wife who disappeared 27 years earlier. He had murdered her and then claimed she ran away.

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TIL After a hoarder died in his home of a heart attack in 2012, a cleaning crew found a false hollow wall with human bones inside. They were those of his wife who disappeared 27 years earlier. He had murdered

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TIL that the “fact” that you eat 8 spiders a year was a social experiment to show how fast false information spreads on the internet

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TIL that the “fact” that you eat 8 spiders a year was a social experiment to show how fast false information spreads on the internet submitted by BringBackTebow [link] [266 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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People not paying their medical bills are why they’re so high. True or false?

People not paying their medical bills are why they’re so high. True or false? submitted by CitizenPremier [link] [5 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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is there a name for the tendency of people to believe newspapers’ false reporting?

is there a name for the tendency of people to believe newspapers’ false reporting? I recall someone saying something to the effect of a nuclear physicist reading a newspaper would spot a misreporting of nuclear physics and think that the

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TIL Your brain can actually create false memories and that some of those times when you believe yourself to be completely correct in something is a sign of this effect.

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TIL Your brain can actually create false memories and that some of those times when you believe yourself to be completely correct in something is a sign of this effect. submitted by Gee-Wiggles [link] [493 comments] Source: top scoring links

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TIL 40 percent of all Wikipedia vandalism is detected by a single bot. It has only 0.1% false positives.

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TIL 40 percent of all Wikipedia vandalism is detected by a single bot. It has only 0.1% false positives. submitted by tupungato [link] [783 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL: A Southampton woman committed 11 false rape accusations over the span of a decade before the court finally decided to sentence her to 16 months in jail

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TIL: A Southampton woman committed 11 false rape accusations over the span of a decade before the court finally decided to sentence her to 16 months in jail submitted by SloppyInfinity [link] [1547 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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