You probably know by now that you shouldn’t believe everything you hear, but some people out there still do. This interactive chart lets you explore the most popular and widespread myths and misconceptions so you can find out the truth.
This interactive chart from David McCandless at Information Is Beautiful organizes each myth by type and shows how widespread each falsehood is. The more a certain myth has been Google searched, the larger the colored bubble will be. You may have seen some of these before in their previous infographic version. It’s now updated to be interactive and filterable, so you can search by color-coded myth type. They’ve also added 10 more major misconceptions (bringing the grand total up to 62); like the fact that something with a “steep learning curve” is actually quick and easy to learn, or that a lie detector doesn’t actually detect any lies. You can start exploring the world’s most-searched myths and misconceptions at the link below.
Common MythConceptions | Information Is Beautiful