People Revealed The ‘Facts’ They Were Taught In High School That Are Actually Total B.S.


Most of our lives we’ve succumbed to accepting things at face value. Whether we trusted the source of the information or we were just too lazy to look into, I believed an obese man traveled around the entire world in one night breaking into houses and dropping off gifts for far too long. Forgive me for actually believing what my fucking parents told me. Hey dad, SCREW OFF MAN.

As we’ve gotten older, its become easier to decipher the bullshit from the real shit. Thank god I smoked too much weed to remember what I learned in high school or else I’d have to put my mind through a re-education process. Redditor _OxxO_ posed the question: What was a fact taught to you in school that has been disproven in your lifetime? And now I’m convinced we live in a totalitarian state.

Here are the best answers:


Regardless of the source, anything on the internet was considered to not be a valid reference.

I honestly couldn’t tell you what a book looks like anymore. 


During the height of the AIDS scare in the mid to late-80’s, one of my health teachers taught us that HIV could be spread by simply hugging or touching someone infected with it.

I know as much about HIV and AIDS as I do the surface of the moon. 


That people would randomly approach me and give me free drugs.

The D.A.R.E. program was fulla shit, man.


That chewing gum will stay in your stomach for years if you’ll swallow it.

What dickhead made up this rumor? He deserves to be publicly shamed.


I had a female teacher in grade 11 health teach us that guys can’t pee with a erection, I told her she was wrong and she argued with me.

Source: done it

Confirmed. Although the pee goes in more directions than a strobe light.


You can see the Great Wall of China from the moon.

“The only thing you can see from the Moon is a beautiful sphere, mostly white, some blue and patches of yellow, and every once in a while some green vegetation,” said Alan Bean, Apollo 12 astronaut. “No man-made object is visible at this scale.”


When I was in 3rd or 4th grade we were taught cursive. The teacher insisted that all my high school teachers would automatically fail any papers that weren’t in cursive and that everything done in the “adult world” isn’t printed.

By the time I got to high school everything had to be typed and the only requirement for cursive I’ve seen in the “adult world” is things that require my formal signature.

Cursive is about as useful as a Blockbuster Membership card.

Redbeave_Muffpunt 5763 points 6 hours ago*

The reason so many women voted for the first time in 1960 was because Kennedy was good looking. Kennedy won because women couldn’t control their lusty desires. This was in public high school.

I too thought that all the ladies wanted Kenne-D.


I before E except after C

Weigh, neighbor, feisty, seize. *I before E except after C when it isn’t. 


That you won’t have a calculator with you all the time.

Bitch I have a whole computer in my pocket with access to all the world’s information, and porn.

Preach, brotha. Preach. 

Check out the entire Reddit thread here

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.