Here’s a fun list of true facts that you may or may not be aware of such as that cucumbers are actually a fruit and not a vegetable or that bats are indeed not blind.

There are so many things that you hear of growing up like “don’t crack your knuckles or you’ll get arthritis” or that bulls hate the color red, but actually these are all misconceptions. Check out the list to find out more cool facts.

Things People Often Misconstrue

  • 1


    Frankenstein is the doctor as in Dr. Frankenstein – the monster is just the monster.

  • 2

    Left Lane is For Slow Drivers

    In the U.S. the left lane is used for passing vehicles so forget driving slow in that lane.

  • 3

    Don't Wake A Sleepwalker

    Its okay to wake up sleepwalkers, you’ll probably help them from hurting themselves.

  • 4

    Blind As A Bat

    Fact:  Bats are not blind and are unique because they use echolocation to see perfectly clear.

  • 5

    Bulls Hate The Color Red

    Despite popular belief, bulls are not attracted to the color red, they are attracted to the movements and identify that as a threat from a bull fighter.

  • 6


    Aladdin is not the genie. Aladdin is the boy who finds the lamp – the genie is the one that lives in the lamp.

  • 7

    Fruit or Vegetable

    Technically speaking tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, celery, beets, cauliflower and broccoli are all part of the fruit family.

  • 8

    I Blame SeaWorld

    Killer whales are the largest member of the dolphin family who prey on other whales, seals and yes even sharks.

  • 9

    Watching TV Too Close

    Sitting too close to the TV will hurt your eyes. There is no truth to this – it simply may mean that the person sitting too closely to the TV may need glasses.

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    Don't Crack Your Knuckles

    Cracking your knuckles will eventually lead to arthritis. Actually, Dr. Donald Unger revealed that he cracked his fingers on his left hand and not on his right hand for about 60 years and published his findings in a paper that he wrote showing that cracking your knuckles does absolutely nothing. So crack away my friend.

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