We all know how quickly words of mouth spread around and how futile it is to stop a rumor once it spreads. You will find when looking back at history that the same thing happens with not only factual information but fictional rumors just the same. We also know how popular certain conspiracy theories can sometimes become and how quickly they can get out of hand. It is only a matter of time at that point until the general public begins accepting said rumors or theories as actual facts.
Such is the case with the things we will soon talk about. These common myths and misconceptions have been going around since forever, although people should really know by now just how false some of them are. So without further ado, here are the ten most common misconceptions a surprisingly large percentage of the population actually believes.
9Danish pastries come from Denmark
Now, with a name like ‘Danish pastries’ you would expect them to be of Danish provenance. Interestingly enough, the so-called Danish pastries originate in Austria and were inspired by Turkish baklava. They get their name from the Danish chef L.C. Klitteng who popularized the pastries throughout the Western World during the early 20th century. Also interesting is the fact that in Denmark, these pastries are referred to as ‘Viennese Bread’.