Fact: You learned a lot of really wrong things in school. George Washington probably didn't chop down a cherry tree and tell his father the truth, for example.
Because George Washington was once upon a time a child and self-preservation and keeping ones' self out of trouble is a useful skill engrained in us from birth.
So yeah, he probably lied about that. And Betsy Ross didn't sew the first American flag (probably), and Abraham Lincoln was NOT actually a vampire hunter.
I know, I know, it's a sad day to realize this. But at least it's super good news for our friends Stefan and Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, right?
Now that we've set those records straight, here are 11 well known facts that you're getting totally wrong on a routine basis. Time to get educated, people!