1: 1. The Great Wall of China is not visible from space 2. Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than the building of the Great Pyramid 3. The oldest university in the world is in Morocco

2: 4. Vikings did not wear horned helmets 5. The pyramids were built by paid laborers, not slaves 6. The Statue of Liberty was first modeled after an Arab woman

3: 7. The first computer programmer was a woman 8. The Great Fire of London wasn't started by a cow kicking over a lantern 9. The famous "Let them eat cake" quote was never actually said by Marie Antoinette

4: 10. The Titanic's crew saw the iceberg but couldn't avoid it 11. The original color of the White House was not white 12. The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be temporary

5: 13. Napoleon was not actually short 14. The Great Wall of China used to be painted 15. The Incas used a system of knotted cords for record-keeping

6: 16. Beethoven never married, but he proposed to several women 17. Christopher Columbus never actually set foot on mainland North America 18. Shakespeare did not invent the word "eyeball"

7: 19. The first recorded ancient Olympic games included events like chariot racing 20. The Great Sphinx of Giza lost its nose during Napoleon's military campaign 21. Isaac Newton invented the cat door

8: 22. The Declaration of Independence was not actually signed on July 4th 23. The French Revolution's Reign of Terror saw up to 40,000 executed 24. Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand while drawing with the other

9: 25. The real Dracula was named Vlad the Impaler 26. The first photographs date back to the 1820s 27. The French guillotine was still used for the death penalty until 1977

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