WATCH: 49 hoaxes people actually believed
More from Mental Floss...
And watch more Mental Floss videos here.
33 fascinating stories behind famous songs
The strange origins of 32 superstitions
38 sweet facts about candy
The fiction of Hillary Clinton's anti-Trump Republicans
Why the outcome of the 2016 election is already crystal clear
Why Bill Clinton is a terrible political spouse
The folly of searching for the perfect closer