We all meant to believe the recorded history but when we get into the facts we found there are some things that have been depicted in wrong way. There are certain things that never happened and we have been told few lies in the name of history. So, here we have gathered some information for you that tells the truth behind the biggest lied in history.
1. A Slight Exaggeration
“The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!”, I hope you know this famous cry of Paul Revere. But truth is that he never said so! Yes, it is one of the biggest lies in history. Let me tell you that the phrase is just exaggerated by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, in his poem “Midnight Ride”.
2. The Unsinkable Ship
It was claimed that the RMS Titanic was unsinkable, but it is one of the biggest lies of history. In reality, the safety standard of this ill-fated ship was very low.
3. It Wasn’t That Heavy
It is believed that Knight’s plate armor is extremely heavy, but it actually weighed only between 30-50 pounds.
4. They’ve Always Been That Way
Stonehenge is one of the biggest mysteries around the world, and it is said that they are standing at the same place since last 4000 years. But it is not the truth according to evidence, some of the stones have been rebuilt.
5. A Fake Discovery
A fake skull was discovered in England, 1912. It was believed to be the skull of early humans but years later it was proved fake. It was just an orangutan jaw grafted onto a human skull.
6. Not Just Black and White
In history, Pilgrims were depicted as wearing only black and white but according to the Pilgrim expert, Caleb Johnson, it was not the case. Pilgrims used to wear different types of clothes with a huge variety of colors. The black and white idea was just imaged by the painters in 1800s.
7. The Apple Never Hit Him
We all are told the same story behind the discovery of gravity that an apple fell on Newton’s head while he was sitting under a tree consequently he discovered the theory of gravity. But the truth is behind the theory of gravity is slightly different. Newton formed the theory of gravity after seeing an apple falling in her mother’s garden, not on his own head.
8. The Paid Labor
There is a belief that Egyptian pyramids are built by slaves in history, but in 2010, archaeologists debunked the myth. He found that the tomb of builders was made in the backyard of pyramids, so their proximity to the pyramids proves that the builders were not at all slaves even they were very respected in history.
9. He Had a Few Flaws
Gandhi is believed as an ideal man and a symbol of peace. He is known for his great deeds in history but most of us are not aware of his not-so-shiny side. I would suggest you to remove the blindfold from your eyes and read the whole history of Gandhi then only you’ll realize that the perfect guy was not at all flawless.
10. He Didn’t Invent Anything
It is quite amazing to hear but the famous inventor Thomas Edison didn’t invent anything. Though he is known for inventing the lightbulb, but truth is that the electric light was not first created by him. Actually, inventions are very complex, thousands of people work in the same row and the last one always gets the credit. Similarly, Edison borrowed the actual idea from other contemporary inventors but he was a very strong marketer who perfectly delivered it to masses and received the credit.