A Fact is a thing that is indisputably the case and is typically proven through evidence. If science, logic, and citation can prove something is true, then it gets labeled fact. If one or more parts of a statement are false, then it should be categorized a myth (all half-truths are myths). Some truth has grey areas, others like “Lincoln was a Republican” are a matter of record. You’ll find both types below, and when we use philosophical arguments that employ logic and reason, it will be noted.
Below is a list of factoids we have rated as “facts”. If you think you can prove any of the facts below to not be true, please let us know in the comments. All input will be considered. See our list of myths here. Learn more about what is a fact?
The U.S. Pledge of Allegiance is an oath of allegiance written by Christian socialist minister Francis Bellamy in August 1892. It was meant to paired with a salute.
Although not often used these days, the “Royal We” (AKA the “Majestic Plural”) is a term that describes the use of “we” in place of “I.”
The one-electron universe theory postulates that all electrons and positrons are actually a single entity moving back and forth in time.
What is true for members of a group on average isn’t always true for individuals in those groups.