8 history textbook myths we still believe in
8 history textbook myths we still believe in
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History hides from us so many secrets and mysteries that some things still remain controversial even for historians themselves. Probably, this explains the spread of a number of erroneous historical facts that each of us has heard at least once.

We are in the editorial office "Interesting to know" decided to debunk some of them. And so, 8 common historical facts, which turned out to be untrue.

Myth: Napoleon Bonaparte was almost a dwarf

In fact: his height was 170 cm

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Myth: Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear

In fact: he only cut off a piece of the lobe

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Myth: Albert Einstein was a failure

In fact: Einstein studied well, and natural sciences in general were his strong point

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Myth: Thomas Edison invented the light bulb

Actually: Nikola Tesla invented the light bulb

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Myth: Salieri was jealous of Mozart's successes

In fact: Salieri was more successful than Mozart: he served as court conductor

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Myth: Isaac Newton invented the law of gravity after an apple fell on his head

In fact: the apple fell not on the scientist's head, but on the ground next to him, but it was this fall that became the very impetus

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Myth: Cleopatra was Egyptian

In fact: the Egyptian queen came from the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty

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Myth: The image of Mickey Mouse was created and painted by Walt Disney

Fact: The famous mouse is the work of studio artist Aba Iverks

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