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10 historical myths that embarrassing to believe


Many of the stories that have actually happened, the narrator is seasoned with interesting facts and stories, making a reality adorned.

Passing a tale from mouth to mouth, lost the authenticity and facts, but the story is rich with nuances and anchored in the story of the incredible details, and is becoming more interesting for the inhabitants.

In our top we have gathered the 10 most common myths that we all believe since the days of school. Think it is time to destroy them and to know the real truth.

10. Newton's Apple

Everyone thinks that Newton discovered the law of gravity sitting under a tree in his garden. Wondering why the Moon does not fall on the ground and what force holds the Orb in the vastness of space, Newton could not predict what the answers to the questions he will receive from hitting an Apple on the head.

The story is partially true: Apple really fell from the tree, but not on Newton's head, and on the ground next to the scientists.

Seeing the fallen fruit, Newton became interested in gravity and decided to figure that attracts an Apple to the earth's surface, but what makes the moon and the Sun to stay in place.

9. Forbidden fruit

All the paintings depict eve with the red Apple in the palm of your hand, as well as in the stories mentioned that the people ate it the Apple from the tree of knowledge.

Actually is a myth. The Bible never in the course of the narrative does not mention the Apple, Adam and eve ate a fruit from the Tree. How does this fruit in the Bible is not described, but because the paintings were made to depict an Apple for visual recognition.

Besides, in the middle East don't grow apples, so the Bible could not be referred to the fruit of the tree.

8. Van Gogh's Ear

That van Gogh cut off his ear, we were told at the first fine arts lessons at school. But why he did it – to explain, no one could, but in the minds of children and save the image of the artist with a bandaged head. The bandages hid, of course, the bloody ear hole, because everything else van Gogh mercilessly cut off with a kitchen knife.

Why did the artist cut off his ear, does not know far no one. There are a few theories: someone said that the artist was in crisis after an argument with a friend who thinks that van Gogh was unable to accept the news of the engagement of his brother.

There is only one fact – his ear van Gogh cut off. Only a small part of a lobe, and the ear remained in place in full working order.

7. The Rise Of Napoleon

A caricature of the images and in literary works often focuses on a small rise of Napoleon. On the tiny conqueror joked a lot, and the most frequent subject of humor has been the growth of the Emperor. Like, mad ambitions of Napoleon was due to his small stature.

But all these jokes and myths that have survived to our times, because Napoleon was quite the average height – 170 cm Possible near the other male he looked below, but a dwarf this man is not exactly call.

6. Who is the author of "hamlet?"

The plot of most of the works of Shakespeare are taken from the people the legend. A folk tale by Shakespeare overgrown plot twists and new characters, but the Foundation stories was invented by other people.

The merit of Shakespeare is, of course, does not diminish. After all, no wonder the writer considered a genius drama.

5. Date of birth of Jesus

In the Bible, the main historical source is the date of the birth of Jesus Christ is indicated throughout the narrative.

Because 25 Dec is the accepted birthday of Jesus for Catholics and 7 January for Orthodox – only assumptions and symbolic dates.

4. The first President of the United States

One of the biggest misconceptions associated with historical facts. Indeed, many believe that George Washington is the first President of the United States.

Do you feel surprised if we say that Washington was not included even in the top ten of the first presidents? He was only 15 ruler of the country!

The first President is considered Paignton Randolph, and Washington was the first President who was elected by the people.

3. Losers Einstein

Why was invented this myth is unknown. It is possible to support pupils and legend that you don't have to have good grades in school, to achieve something meaningful in life.

This statement has a right to exist with a single mark: you can go to school and achieve heights, but the statement does not mean that you need to be lazy and not learn generally in all subjects.

Not acceptable to waste energy on the items that people do not want to do with my life.

It happened at Einstein – he was in school, Einstein was never the losers! But problems he had with the philosophy – the subject he / she failed to enroll in University.

And since philosophy was not a core area for future scientist – Einstein was allowed to fill up the examination.

2. The Nationality Of Cleopatra

We all know Cleopatra as the great Queen of Egypt. According to popular myth it is believed that she was an Egyptian, but the real nationality of women – Greek.

Cleopatra was from the Ptolemaic dynasty. After the capture of Egypt on the throne became the ally of Alexander the great – Ptolemy. It was he who founded the dynasty with the purity of blood, the main purpose of which was the marriage of brothers to their sisters, to not "pollute" the kind someone else's gene pool.

The last representative of the Ptolemaic Cleopatra was of Greek origin.

1. All Viking savages

Thinking about a Viking, his head unconsciously drawn image of the unwashed and the huge men in the old skins of slain beasts, and horned helmet. The stereotypical image of the Vikings came to us from children's stories and cartoons, in fact, the Vikings looked nothing like we used to think.

For example, helmets with horns were worn only for ceremonies and rituals, and the usual form of war of the Vikings – armor of durable metal.

About the unkempt appearance of the soldiers, too, have something to argue about. Yes, sklokina beard, dirty clothes and bad smell, most likely, was an integral part of the Viking. But it was after the fight and before the first hike in the bath. Any warrior in the first place was to wash off the dirt, and no one has walked in your everyday life homelessly.

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