52 Common Myths, Debunked in One Glorious Infographic

Did George Washington actually grow marijuana? Do bulls really hate the color red? And was Napoleon the short, fuming man history has led us to believe?

None of these things are true, but they're generally considered common knowledge. These myths and misconceptions are so ingrained in our collective psyche that you'd probably have trouble convincing the average person on the street that no, Napoleon wasn't actually that short after all.

To that end, London-based author, data journalist and information designer David McCandless created this remarkable infographic on Information Is Beautiful detailing — and debunking — some of the most common "facts" of modern life.

Our favorite entry: "Evolution is a theory." Talk about some serious shade.

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