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ADULTS WRITE IN CURSIVE

Facts & Myths ADULTS WRITE IN CURSIVEGen Xers and generations before learned that cursive handwriting is a critical tool for surviving the adult world. In the computer age, however, and amid discussions of a national Common Core,........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: Education    Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    13 x    Sep 18, 2017   

INSERT TWO SPACES AFTER A PERIOD

Facts & Myths INSERT TWO SPACES AFTER A PERIODIf you learned to type in the era of typewriters, or even word processors and early computers, chances are good you were conditioned to click the spacebar twice after every period to make........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: Education    Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    10 x    Sep 17, 2017   

ALBERT EINSTEIN FLUNKED MATH

Facts & Myths ALBERT EINSTEIN FLUNKED MATHMany subpar math students have been consoled by encouraging teachers who remind them that even Einstein -- history's most famous mathematical genius -- flunked math class. He did not. He........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: Education    Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    58 x    Sep 19, 2017   

NINE PLANETS ORBIT THE SUN

Facts & Myths NINE PLANETS ORBIT THE SUNScience classes said our solar system has nine planets, but in 2006, tiny, distant, and icy Pluto was reclassified and lost its planetary status. It is now classified as a dwarf planet -- just........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: Space     Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    7 x    Sep 20, 2017   

I BEFORE 'E' EXCEPT AFTER 'C'

Facts & Myths I BEFORE 'E' EXCEPT AFTER 'C'One of the most common and easy-to-remember rhyming spelling lessons is "I before 'e' except after 'c' or when sounding like 'a' as in........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: Education    Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    58 x    Sep 20, 2017   

YOU'LL NEED ADVANCED MATH IN LIFE

Facts & Myths YOU'LL NEED ADVANCED MATH IN LIFEYear after year, legions of kids -- many of whom aren't mathematically inclined -- are forced to suffer through the chores of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry with the presumption........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: Education    Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    6 x    Sep 17, 2017   

NORMANDY WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR GERMANY

Facts & Myths NORMANDY WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR GERMANYThe bravery displayed by Allied troops on D-Day is undeniable, as is the historic impact of the battle. But up to 80 percent of German troops were killed by Russian soldiers in the East, and........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: History     Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    10 x    Sep 19, 2017   

BEN FRANKLIN DISCOVERED ELECTRICITY WITH A KITE AND A KEY

Facts & Myths BEN FRANKLIN DISCOVERED ELECTRICITY WITH A KITE AND A KEYOne of history's most brilliant and prolific inventors, Ben Franklin is arguably most famous for flying a kite fixed with a metal key during a thunderstorm to harness electricity. That........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: History     Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    55 x    Sep 18, 2017   

BLOOD IS BLUE IN THE BODY

Facts & Myths BLOOD IS BLUE IN THE BODYGenerations of children managed to leave school believing blood is blue until it touches oxygen, when it turns red. Blood is always red. Veins appear blue only because of how light is filtered........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: Health & Body     Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    43 x    Sep 18, 2017   

THERE'S NO GRAVITY IN SPACE

Facts & Myths THERE'S NO GRAVITY IN SPACEIt's common knowledge that astronauts float because there is no gravity in space. Actually, there is gravity everywhere, including space, including the kind that keeps the moon in orbit........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: Space     Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    52 x    Sep 20, 2017   

YOU'LL NEVER WALK AROUND WITH A CALCULATOR

Facts & Myths YOU'LL NEVER WALK AROUND WITH A CALCULATORIn most cases, getting caught with a calculator during a math test before the mobile era was the same as cheating. The logic? You have to know this stuff. After all, you're not just going........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: Education    Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    8 x    Sep 17, 2017   

HUMANS USE ONLY 10 PERCENT OF THEIR BRAINS

Facts & Myths HUMANS USE ONLY 10 PERCENT OF THEIR BRAINSA persistent myth presumes that 90 percent of the brain lies dormant in humans, waiting for evolution to catch up, and leaves kids imagining what kind of telepathic super beings they could be........ read more - is it fact or myth?

    Category: Health & Body     Sep 8, 2017    September 8, 2017    51 x    Sep 18, 2017