11 Well Known "Facts" That Are Totally Wrong

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You think you know, but you have no idea. Here are 11 well known facts that are totally wrong.

1. Penguins Mate For Life

Penguins Mate For Life
NOPE! Penguins actually mate with whomever is close by and available during each mating season. So basically, they're serial monogamists.

2. Queen Victoria Was a Prude

Queen Victoria Was a Prude
Wrong! While her name has become synonymous with prudishness, thanks to a misinterpretation of the Victorian Era, Queen Victora herself enjoyed quite the active sex life and wrote about it in her diaries.

3. Napoloen Bonaparte Was a Short Man

Napoloen Bonaparte Was a Short Man
Actually, Napoleon Bonaparte was 5'7", so we're thinking his nickname as "le petit Corporal" was given to him by a scorned lover as an insult to his manhood.

4. Humans Have Five Senses

Humans Have Five Senses
Third-eye blind? A sixth sense? Yeah, humans have those. And up to 14 more senses to go along with them. Instead of sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound, science shows we have as many as 20 different senses.

5. Benjamin Franklin Loved the Turkey More Than the Eagle

Benjamin Franklin Loved the Turkey More Than the Eagle
See what had happened was Benjamin Franklin made a JOKE about an Eagle and said it looked like a turkey. He was always joking. It's why he wasn't asked to write the Declaration of Independence.

6. George Washington Had Wooden Teeth

George Washington Had Wooden Teeth
Rumor has it George Washington didn't smile because he had wooden teeth. Ehhhhh. His dentures were made of wood, ivory, and human teeth. He didn't smile because have you ever seen pictures of the Founding Fathers smiling?

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