You may have done well in your history classes back in the day, but it turns out there are several common misconceptions about historical events many people still believe to this day. Here are a few of these false history facts.
Einstein Failed Math as a Child
Although Einstein struggled with his grades in school as a youth, but by his own declaration, he never actually failed a mathematics class.
Here’s another one people fall for…
Napolean: The Shortest Emperor
Napoleon was originally believed to have been 5’2” tall, but modern measurement conversions state he was actually 5’7”.
Here’s one we all heard growing up…
Benjamin Franklin Discovered Electricity
First off, it had been around forever so to say that he “discovered” it is a stretch. (Almost like saying Columbus “discovered” the New World when there were indigenous people there the whole time.)
Electricity was a known phenomenon in Franklin’s time, although he did famously make in-depth studies to understand how it worked.
Here’s another fun “fact” that even non-art lovers will have heard…