Pop Goes The News — Since the beginning of time, humans have chosen to believe certain things without delving too deeply into facts and evidence. It’s why religions exist and why we still buy into the marketing that tells us drinking cow’s milk is good for us.

Indeed, a lot of what we grew up believing — solely because we heard it repeatedly — is simply not true. Sugar doesn’t make us hyper. Vikings didn’t have horns on their helmets. Bats are not blind. And Humpty Dumpty is not an egg.