Growing up we all somehow got a lot of the same things embedded into our brain. Common examples are things like "dogs see in black and white," or "lobsters scream when you boil them." Over the years you may have learned that some are untrue, but thanks to a new Reddit thread we discovered that many more pieces of "common knowledge" are just totally false.
Bears don't actually care about honey.
When a bear is dismantling a beehive, what it’s really after is the little bee larvae inside.
Suddenly Winnie the Pooh is much darker…
Rabbits aren't supposed to eat carrots.
But I guess having Bugs Bunny say “What’s up, Doc?” while chewing on a bale of hay didn’t work as well as the carrot.
It turns out carrots are totally overrated.
If I had this information 15 years ago I would’ve been eating something better than carrots. I ate so many carrots as a kid and I’m still as blind as a bat.
Although supposedly, bats aren't even blind.
I assume it depends on the species of bat, but still. Now my metaphors are ruined!
Goldfish have surprisingly good memories.
And now I can’t stop picturing what a “goldfish trick” is supposed to be. Is it like a goldfish leaping through flaming hoops or something?