9 erroneous beliefs about world-famous places of interest
Find out the most widespread myths about world-famous sights that we believed were true. Perhaps, they will surprise you too.
Sometimes facts about the most popular places of interest are such an absolute truth for us as the fact that Earth revolves around the Sun. We don't question them, though maybe occasionally we should: some of them are nothing more than just legends or misbeliefs.
#1 Big Ben - is a clock tower
Why then is it called Big Ben? That's because it's the name of the tower's biggest bell, known for its "voice". This is also the reason for saying Big Ben is ringing. The tower cannot be ringing, but the bell can.
#2 The water of the Dead Sea is the most salty
A pretty big Assal lake can boast its record 35% water salinity. It is located in Djibouti Republic in Eastern Africa.
#3 Stonehenge was built by Druids
At the present moment scientists stick to the opinion that mysterious Stonehenge was built in several stages, first of which can be attributed to the period of 3000 years BC.
#4 Architects of Saint Basil's Cathedral were blinded
But if Postnik participated in the erection of St. Basil's Cathedral, he could not be blinded then, because several years later he was working at the construction of Kazan Kremlin.
#5 Pisa tower is the most tilted one
And Capital Gate skyscraper, also known as Abu-Dhabi Falling Tower was included in "Guinness book of records" as a building with the biggest lean angle in the world - it is leaning 18 degrees to the west.
#6 St.Peter's Cathedral is the biggest
#7 Niagara falls - the highest in the world
Really impressive is the height of another American waterfall called Angel. Located in Venezuela, it is 979 meters high.
#8 Pyramids stand in the desert
#9 The Great Wall is seen from space
Did you know these facts are just misbeliefs? Or maybe you can recall other misperceptions of well-known places that most people believe to be true? Your commentary is welcome!
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