25 Things You Were Taught In School That Are Not True.

There's a common belief that says you can't fold a piece of paper in half more than 7 times. But that's just not the case.

We may not know the world as well as we thought we did! While you may have gotten straight A’s in school, somewhere along the way, you learned a few things as a kid that are no longer true. But it’s not like your teachers, family members, and parents were lying to you. Did one of your uncles tell you that a toilet flushes the opposite way in the Southern hemisphere? Well, you might want to give them a call or send them a link to this article because as it turns out, there’s not enough water in the toilet to get affected by the Coriolis Effect, but we’ll circle back to it later on, so keep reading!

Blindly believing other people isn’t a good idea. But when you’re a kid, you don’t have much of a say in what you were taught in school. So here are 25 facts that aren’t as conclusive as we thought they were.


This common myth claims that you can’t fold a piece of paper of any size in half over 8 times, as the task would require way too much energy. But as it turns out, a California student Britney Gallivan challenged this myth and proved it to be wrong. She folded a long sheet of tissue paper in half, 12 times. She was able to do so in the same direction, too.