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.
10Fortune cookies were invented in China
Despite what many people think, the so-called Chinese fortune cookies do not have a Chinese origin. As a matter of fact, fortune cookies were invented in the United States by a San Francisco bakery called Benkyodo. According to David Jung, the founder of the Hong Kong Noodle Company in Los Angeles, he invented the cookie in 1918. Even so, fortune cookies have since been adopted by Chinese restaurants across the Western World to the point where people simply assume that it is a traditional Chinese dish.