Dear 100 Hour Board,
How many of you were taught in elementary school/secondary school that human blood is blue when it is running through your veins underneath the surface of your skin?
Dear Dr. Az,
Well, I learned that blood is blue when it's de-oxygenated and heading back to your heart. It hurts to be disabused of that notion.
I don't remember where, but I definitely did learn that. So probably in elementary school or middle school.
Yeah, I was definitely either taught this or believed it for a long time.
Keep it real,
Dear Az ~
Count me in.
~ Dragon Lady
Oh yeah, and that everybody in Columbus's day thought the world was flat.*
*That myth can be traced back to an extremely popular biography of Columbus written by Washington Irving
Yep, definitely learned that at some point.
I didn't realize that wasn't true until just now...
-guppy of doom, who really trusted her elementary school teachers
I'm pretty sure I didn't learn that that wasn't true until I was an adult.