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8 things people thought were true for years that actually weren’t

We can all be a little naive at times.

Life is a learning process, which means occasionally we realise something that perhaps should have been obvious a long time ago.

That much became apparent when Reddit user NewfounderTC asked the website’s members: “What’s a ‘fact’ you thought was true for years but later found out was false?”

Here are eight of the best things people thought were true for a while – do any of these ring a bell?

1. Earlobe

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2. Hiccups

3. Eyeballs

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4. Thunder

5. Words

6. Rumble strips

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7. The checkout

8. Nuns

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