Top 10 Common Fallacy About Modern Technology

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6. Web cookies can potentially harm your computer

There is no valid basis to this claim. Cookies are text files that are stored in the computer to make browsing more efficient. Cookies will not modify files nor access your security settings of your computer.


7. The inventor of the printing press is Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg was not the creator of the first printing press. The first printing press machines were actually invented the Chinese and Koreans centuries before Gutenberg was able to develop his own printing press.


8. The US Interstate design can accommodate planes in case or emergencies

This is not true. The US highway system was not designed with planes in mind. This is just a common myth that was bolstered by dramatic plots in sci-fi and action movies.


9. Charles Lindbergh was the first man to complete a transatlantic flight


Charles Lindbergh was not the first man to accomplish this flight, although he is the first one to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.


10. Cellphone can cause explosion in a gas station

This is another urban legend which has no factual basis. Further, there has not been any case of gas station explosions which can be attributed to the use of cellphones.


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