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21 people share the things they learned in school that turned out to be untrue.

21 people share the things they learned in school that turned out to be untrue.

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When you're in school, it can feel like teachers are telling you the gospel truth no matter what. But then when you get older, you might realize they were wrong.

A recent Reddit thread asked people to share the things they learned in school that turned out to be hooey. Trust no one, not even your third grade teacher!

1. Drinking kills brain cells? Well, I'll just make some new ones!

The body cannot produce new nerve/brain cells. Turns out neurogenesis is a very real phenomenon.

Btw: I was taught that the body cannot make new nervous cells this year in my senior Human Anatomy class, long after neurogenesis was discovered. - ABronaWithCorona

2. Adults really need to stop telling this to kids.

"These are the best years of your life" - sckafck

3. It's weird that this myth persists when it's so easy to disprove.

Only parts of your tongue control the different tastes - SlimChiply

4. High school teachers love to tell you college professors are more strict.

College was super laid back for me compared to high school in terms of interactions with the staff.

Hell, one of my professors even transferred to my WoW server and raided with my guild for a bit. I pulled a solid B- in that class, which isn't that bad considering I never studied for it. I was too busy playing WoW with the prof. - slowhand88

Sources: Reddit
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