8 'scientific' beliefs from the past that are incredibly funny and wrong

When we look back at these beliefs held by prehistorics, they are not only outrageously hilarious but also quite embarrassing. Don’t just take our words for it, we'll show you some of these hard-to-admit ‘scientific’ beliefs so you can judge by yourself.

Honestly, we think that more effort should be put into studying how people came up with outrageous beliefs in the past.

I mean, how else can you explain why someone would ever think that by overplowing the farmland, they could make it rain. If we can hear you right now, you’re probably laughing your ribs off at that statement already.

We hope you enjoyed reading this. If you're sure you know much more than people of the past used to, try answering our fun trivia questions to prove it.

If you have heard of any other belief that is so funny but we didn't mention, let us know below.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Constance Murray
These were largely beliefs, without much science to them. Some time context would have been helpful.
Jan 17, 2021 5:43PM
Great article. Now I would say it was WAITING for trains that could cause insanity, if there are the wrong kind of leaves or snow!
Dec 2, 2020 7:44AM
Fascinating article, and thankyou you for sharing. Here is my take on a few of them: 1. The Japanese call themselves the Sun people of Nippon. 2. Queen Bees are all of us mothers on the planet. 3. California will be an island when Andreas fall decides to make it so. I will have literary a beach front home. 4. I am from Kenya my village is a few miles north of the equator where humans have been for over 3 million years. Ask the first mother, Lucy or Mumbi in our culture. That was truly enjoyable and educational. Be well and keep breathing. I am laughing so hard-ha-ha-ha! Good job Quiz Folks.
Dec 1, 2020 11:53PM
bina sarmah, it is proven that food is bad in restaurants that play loud music.
Nov 29, 2020 7:46PM
Darlene Davidson, I must lough, my daughter asked me the question in bavaria 1977 what the difference was between the brown and white/black cows. i told her that "kakau"(chocolate milk) is made by the brown and normal milk by the white/black ones. my wife started laughing and I had to admit that I was joking. noe she has 2 kids herself. I have to ask her if they asked the same question.
Nov 29, 2020 7:44PM
Denny Quigley
Eskimoo is a very inappropriate term. Inuit please
Nov 29, 2020 10:35AM
Let's not forget the belief that the world was flat!!
Nov 29, 2020 3:28AM
Jim Mascair
People believed that the sun was inhabited? There are some conspiracy theorists that would have us believe that the moon and Mars is inhabited also.
Nov 29, 2020 2:13AM
Jacqueline Tattam
Most of these were simply beliefs not “scientific beliefs” and Hanns Horbiger was an Austrian engineer NOT an Australian scientist!
Nov 28, 2020 10:54PM
Dario Gritti
California of today isn't the "California" of 300 years ago. Keep in mind that Baja California is a long peninsula and Spanish explorers, looking north, would easily think it was an island.
Nov 28, 2020 8:50PM
Darlene Davidson
Chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
Nov 28, 2020 8:49PM
Leticia Olsen
🤫I don’t like trains noise but relieved when it brings me to Victoria Station safely.😅
Nov 28, 2020 8:25PM
Nancy Gardner
Wee lambs grow on plants, that’s a good one.
Nov 28, 2020 6:30PM
bina sarmah
#3 Train noise , I belief that constant noise can make ppl crazy, even it could be not so loud noise.
Nov 28, 2020 5:39PM
Wendy Clark
Oops typo, should read Horbiger
Nov 28, 2020 4:16PM

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