Sometimes humans just blow me away with their ability to do the seemingly impossible. Landing shit on Mars, for example.
Other times, humans blow me away with their ability to believe in things that are actually impossible.
Like how many people believe that if you die in your dream, you die in real life. It never occurs to any of those people that you can’t know what someone was dreaming about if they died before they could tell you.
Or that hologram stickers give you special powers despite having had them stuck to every piece of paper you got back from your teacher in 3rd grade and still ending up not-especially powerful… because it wasn’t on a bracelet, I guess? What the hell is wrong with people?
I guess I should be more sensitive considering it was only a week ago that I discovered that the “purple cloud” chemical they put in pools to tell if you’re peeing in them is actually not really a thing. It does seem silly now that I think about it… but… STILL. I can’t be the only one who thought that was real! And shut up.
What totally incorrect “interesting tidbit” drives you crazy that people believe and continue to spread? Are there any factoids you believed that you look back on and are like “man… man that was dumb”?
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