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52 Of The Most Common Myths and Misconceptions Debunked In One Infographic

November 10, 2014 | by Kristy Hamilton

Photo credit: David McCandless / Information is Beautiful

Did you know that black belts do not indicate ninja-level mastery, adding only a sprinkle of salt to fresh water does not make it boil quicker, and that sharks do get cancer? These are all part of the myths and misconceptions infographic created by London-based author, data-journalist and information designer David McCandless.

The chart is organized by colored topic (ie. orange for food and green for nature) and sized relative to its “virulence”—how many hits the question turns up on Google. 

David McCandless / Information is Beautiful

To see all eighty myths and misconceptions, check out the infographic mega-tome Knowledge is Beautiful by David McCandless.

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