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Who hasn't shared an amazing science fact only to feel embarrassed later on, when you find out the information was wrong?

No more.

It's time to put an end to the most alluring science myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies passed down through the ages.

To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the most shocking science "facts" that are bizarrely wrong about food, animals, the Earth, biology, space, alcohol, and health. (Click a link to skip to that section.)

Have any favorites we missed? Send them to science@techinsider.io.

Kevin Loria, Lauren Friedman, and Kelly Dickerson contributed to this post. Robert Ferris contributed to a previous version.

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