Wikipedia: List of Common Misconceptions

Misconceptions abound.
Many of them are widely assumed to be true. They have been repeated over and over and have become part of human history.
Yet, they are still misconceptions.
Conversely, there are also what have long been considered misconceptions, or possibly urban legends, which are in fact TRUE.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is a list of misconceptions from Wikipedia.

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Wikipedia: 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Man is fascinated by best-of lists.
And man also loves music.
The two factors lead to many combinations of lists of great tunes, but one of the most renowned lists of great music is 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. It is a musical reference book edited by Robert Dimery, released in 2006.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is the Wikipedia entry on the book.
Here are a few albums that you must hear before you die:

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Wikipedia: Bernie Taupin

He was born in a farmhouse in England. He grew up on the farm, and as a child developed a passion for the American Old West.
He enjoyed writing poetry, and if you have never heard of Bernie Taupin, the poet, you have surely heard of the man who has been putting his words to music for forty years.
He’s a singer by the name of Elton John.
The Taupin/John team has created some of the greatest tunes ever written and performed.
What would the decade of the 70’s have been like without Elton John cranking out one hit after another like Your Song, Honky Cat, Rocket Man, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and dozens more?

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Wikipedia: Roman Gladiator Types

The Roman world was at once decadent, advanced, complicated, and organized.
Take gladiators, for instance.
Gladiatorial bouts were the ultimate blood sport. A gladiator may well be giving up his life in full public view.
On the other hand, successful gladiators enjoyed a life of vast luxury and public adulation. Many of them were able to buy their freedom and become Roman noblemen.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is the Wikipedia entry on the various types of Roman gladiators.

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Wikipedia: Drop Bear

Australia is a country that is at once beautiful and dangerous.
The beauty of the continent can not be denied, from the Great barrier Reef to Ayers Rock to Sydney Harbor.
But the dangers lurk there as well, including crocodiles, box jellyfish, ringed octopi, poisonous snakes, and drop bears.
What, you’ve never heard of drop bears?
Drop bears are the sinister cousins of the peaceful koala bears.
But while the latter enjoy peacefully munching on eucalyptus leaves, the former will drop out of a tree on your head and attack!

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