“School Lied To Me”: 11 Disproven Facts From The Classroom

Did your teachers lie to you? Well, maybe not intentionally, but there’s a good chance they taught you some things that have since been debunked.

Facts You Learned in School That Are Actually Wrong

1. Your Tongue Has Taste Zones

Contrary to the myth, taste buds for sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami are spread across the entire tongue, not confined to specific areas.

2. Writing In Cursive Is Required Later In Life

Don't worry about cursive practice; your regular handwriting is fine as long as it's readable. Your boss won't demand cursive skills.

3. The Food Pyramid Is An Accurate Guide To Eating

Eating well is simple: avoid replacing meals with sugary treats and sodas, and opt for a balanced diet with a mix of greens  and meat.

4. You Only Use 10% Of Your Brain

Is it true that we only use 10% of our brains? No. Studies have found that even when we’re resting, our brains are active.

5. George Washington Had Wooden Teeth

The myth about George Washington's wooden teeth is false. Despite a lifetime of dental issues, he never had wooden dentures.