Tongue Taste Zones: The idea that the tongue has specific zones for each taste (sweet, sour, salty, bitter) is incorrect. All taste buds can sense all these tastes.
Christopher Columbus Discovered America: Columbus did reach the Americas, but he was not the first European to do so.
Humans Have Five Senses: It's now understood that humans have more than the traditionally taught five senses
Brontosaurus Didn't Exist: For a while, it was believed that the Brontosaurus was actually an Apatosaurus and the former didn't exist.
Albert Einstein Failed Mathematics: Contrary to popular belief, Einstein excelled in mathematics from a young age and never failed a math class.
Diamonds Form From Coal: While it's true that both diamonds and coal are forms of carbon, most diamonds are formed deep in the Earth’s mantle
Thomas Edison Invented the Light Bulb: Edison significantly improved the light bulb but did not invent it.
The Great Wall of China is Visible from Space: This is a common myth. The Great Wall is not visible from low Earth orbit with the naked eye.
Blood is Blue in the Body: Blood is always red. It appears blue under the skin because of how light penetrates the skin and is reflected back to our eyes.
Napoleon Bonaparte was Short: Napoleon was actually of average height for his time. The misconception likely comes from the French inch