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.