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.