Despite popular belief, El Dorado was not a legendary city of gold in South America, but a person. El Dorado was a tribal chief of the indigenous Muisca people, and the initiation rites to becoming chief included offering immense amounts of gold to their gods by throwing it into a holy lake, Lake Guatavita. The Conquistadores eventually found the lake and reclaimed the gold, meaning that every expedition which has set out to find the city of gold afterwards has been in vain, because the mythical riches of El Dorado have actually already been found.
Not all Kamikaze were volunteers, ”It’s all a lie that they left filled with braveness and joy, crying, ‘Long live the emperor!’ They were sheep at a slaughterhouse. Everybody was looking down and tottering. Some were unable to stand up and were carried and pushed into the plane by soldiers.”
The Buddha himself was not a vegetarian and did not urge his disciples to become vegetarian either. In matter of fact, earlier teachings actually encourage the consumption of meat. Even today, you’ll find Buddhists who still eat meat willingly.
Eritrea, not North Korea, scores as the country with the least media freedom in the world.
When you hear the term “world’s oldest profession”, you immediately think prostitution, right? However, according to anthropologists, the real “world’s oldest profession” is actually… witch doctor!
Virtually all Middle Ages scholars believed that the Earth is spherical. The myth that people in the Middle Ages thought the earth is flat appears to date from the 17th century as part of the campaign by Protestants against Catholic teaching.
The idea of left brain (logical) and right brain (creative) has no basis in neuroscience and is in fact a myth.
Tinfoil hats not only don’t block radio waves, but have actually been shown to amplify them.
The Bermuda Triangle has as many disappearances as any other place in the ocean of a similar size and many of the mysteries attributed to it happened outside of the triangle.