This is a list of common, uncontroversial, and undisputed misconceptions.

List of misconceptions

Some believe that the ship Mary Celeste was called Marie Celeste. In fact Marie Celeste was the spelling used by Arthur Conan Doyle in a story based on the incident.

Some believe that Saturn is the only planet with Planetary rings. In fact, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune all have rings.

Around the time of the UK 2001 census, some believed that if enough people stated that their religion was Jedi then it would become an "officially recognised religion". In fact, the only "officially recognised" religions in the UK are the Church of England, the Church of Scotland, the Church in Wales and the Church of Ireland.

Some believe that the famous line "play it again Sam" was spoken in Casablanca. In fact, the line in question is: "You played it for her, you can play it for me. Play it!".

Some believe that Christopher Colombus had a hard time receiving support because Europeans believed in a flat earth. In fact, sailors and navigators of the time knew that the earth was spherical, but (correctly) disagreed with Colombus's estimates of the distance to the Indies.

Some believe that surrealism is an artistic movement. In fact, nearly every primary source, from the inception of surrealism to the present day, either directly or indirectly contradicts this, and a great many explicitly state that surrealism is not an artistic movement. Initially it was debated within surrealism whether there could even be such a thing as surrealist painting.

See also: Tondemo (ridiculous misconceptions), controversy

External links

  • - Snopes is a site dedicated to debunking myths and mythconceptions.