8 False History Facts That Everyone Still Thinks Are True

Vincent van Gogh Cut Off His Own Ear

This rumor was likely started by a contemporary rival to Van Gogh. Part of his ear was severed during a fight with a friend, but it was not his entire ear and he did not inflict the injury on himself.

“Let them eat cake” – Marie Antoinette

The infamous queen of France did not coin this misattributed phrase. The real source of the quote is Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Vikings Didn’t Wear Horns on Their Helmets

It’s a popular trope in movies, but it’s nothing more than fiction.