The Most Common Misconceptions That People Still Believe

Common Knowledge

How many of these common misconceptions did you think were true?

Adidas Isn't An Acronym

Adidas doesn't stand for "All Day I Dream About Soccer". The man who started the company was named Adolf "Adi" Dassler. Adi Dassler. Adi Dass. The backronym came about decades after Adidas was founded.

Man in adidas sweatshirt

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Pepper Seeds Aren't Spicy

The seeds are not the spiciest part of a pepper. They're actually low in capsaicin. The spicy stuff is the white pith that the seeds are attached to.

hot pepper seeds

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Turkey Don't Make You Sleepy

We all grew up knowing that turkey was high in something called "Tryptophan" and it's what made you sleepy on Thanksgiving. Nope. Turkey doesn't have particularly high levels of the chemical.

The reason we get sleepy is just plain old overeating.

roasted turkey on wooden tray

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Irregardless Is In The Dictionary

Irregardless is a word—it's been in most dictionaries for the better part of a century.

English Dictionary

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