Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Contrary to Popular Belief – Some Fun Facts

What is contrary to popular belief? It implies that one thing isn't as the majority believes. It's totally different than what the bulk believe it to be.

Generally, the phrase employed in English is "On the contrary." However, sometimes people use to the contrary. While, On the contrary is that the most popular usage, still to the contrary is smart. On the opposite hand, even the French au contraire makes sense!

I have read a book recently called Contrary to Popular Belief: More than 250 False Facts Revealed. It is written by Joey Green. I found this book really interesting and informative.  I recommend you to read this book to know some fun and informative facts.

Isn’t it time you knew the genuine truth? We’ve all come back to believe many “false facts”—myths that we’ve blindly accepted as truth, misconceptions that we’ve ignorantly retold to others—Contrary to Popular Belief provides a second remedy for your pounding head jam-packed with information, providing you with fast relief with enlightening and amusing facts.

Here are some of the facts you will get to know in the book:

  • Thomas Alva Edison didn’t invented light bulb but commercially practical light bulb.
  • The leap year occurs every four years is a myth, it don’t.
  • The ostrich don’t bury its head in the sand.
  • George Washington was not the first president of the United States.
  • Ship captains can’t perform marriages at sea.
  • Needle on a compass don’t point to the North Pole.
  • Leonardo da Vinci did not paint the Mona Lisa.

You can read 250 false facts revealed in details in the book. I’ll sure you’ll enjoy reading this book. Please don’t forget to write your views in the comments area below. 

Thursday, 7 February 2013


Prefer contrarily when you are emphasizing disagreement. Prefer conversely when things are flipped over where left becomes right and right becomes left. Prefer inversely when thing are flipped such that top becomes bottom and bottom becomes top.

Bob is a liberal. Contrarily, his wife is a conservative (or Jew and Christian or Catholic and Protestant). Or, the child was contrary all day and never did mind his mother.

Friday, 17 August 2012


A Contrary was a member of a Native North American tribal group who adopted behavior that was deliberately the opposite of other tribal members. The Contraries were found among the historical Amerindian tribes of the Great Plains. They were a small number of individuals loosely organized into a cult that was devoted to the practice of contrary behavior.

The Contraries are related, in part, to the clown organizations of the Plains Indians, as well as to Plains military societies that contained reverse warriors. The Lakota word heyoka, which translates as clown or opposites, serves as a collective title for these institutionalized forms of contrary behavior of the Plains Indians. When Lakota Indians first saw European clowns, they identified them with their own term for clowns, heyoka.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011


Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts to gain a better understanding of it. The technique has been applied in the study of mathematics and logic since before Aristotle (384–322 B.C.), though analysis as a formal concept is a relatively recent development.