15 Facts Everyone "Knows" That Are Surprisingly Wrong

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Just because you've heard a "fact" before doesn't mean it's true. These 15 facts are so commonly quoted that every accepts them as truth, but now you'll know the real story!

For example, it's a common misconception that chameleons only change the color of their skin to blend in with their surroundings and hide from predators. In reality, this magical ability is mainly used to communicate! Some colors indicate calm while others indicate fear or aggression. Only a few select species of chameleons are able to use the color change as camoflague.