Myths are commonly held beliefs or ideas that are false. For a claim to be considered a myth one or more parts of it must be proved false.
Below is a collection of all factoids rated “myth” by our authors. If you disagree or have more evidence to support a claim consider commenting. See our list of facts here. Learn more about what is a myth?
Hitler came to power in a Democracy, but he was never elected President in a Democratic election. Hitler was appointed Chancellor in 1933, then became President and Chancellor by decree in 1934.
Some claim the Second Amendment, like the Three-Fifths Compromise, was ratified to preserve slavery. This is only partially true.