I thought this DailyMail list was so interesting I want share it. It's a collection of what we think of as facts or common knowledge that are widely misunderstood, exaggerated, or outright lies. For example, when I was a child I was always told if you find a baby bird never touch it for your human scent left on the bird will make the mother reject it. Because I never heard otherwise I have believed that my whole life. This list says most birds actually have a terrible sense of smell and the mother bird would most likely never even pick up the scent of human hands.

Check out the list here and get ready to rethink everything you thought you knew.