George Washington Had Wooden Teeth Myth

George Washington didn’t have wooden teeth, but he did have dentures (made of materials such as ivory) that may have appeared “wooden” from staining.

Malaria Killed Half the People Who Have Ever Lived Myth

Malaria would have needed to kill an average of about 5 ½ million a year to kill half of everyone ever, we don’t have data to prove this. However, we know almost half the world’s population is at risk of Malaria and it kills up to a million a year today.

Bananas Grow on Trees Myth

Bananas don’t grow on banana trees, rather they grow on the world’s largest perennial herb which can grow up to 25 feet with leaves of up to 9 feet.

A Tomato is a Fruit Fact

A tomato is botanically a berry and therefore a fruit, but politically and culinarily it’s treated as a vegetable. It’s accurate to call a tomato a berry, a fruit, and/or a vegetable, depending on context.