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As time trudges on, things change. Science and technology is developed, we learn more about our world and our society.

The things we once considered factual (or objectively true) are no longer.

Redditor Artichao wanted to know:

"What fact used to be 100% true in the past, but now no longer is?"

This list will really get you thinking about how things change!


The meaning definitely changed.

"My parents always referred to a really good parking spot as a 'glory hole.' It was not until I started college and exclaimed to my friends that I had found the perfect glory hole in the Chipotle parking lot that I realized that my parents' usage of the term was very, very wrong."

- kajnemed

"Reminds me of the guy who thought "LOL" in a text meant 'Lots Of Love' so he kept having message exchanges like:"

"Hey, I can't meet up with you today, we need to put my dog down."

"LOL"

- meatfrappe

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This one hurts.

"Pluto is a planet."

- retraut

"Still a fresh wound."

- _johnfromtheblock_

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The fastest instant messenger.

"Carrier pigeons were the fastest way to get a message to someone."

- JAdamsidk123

"The original Tweet."

- Erik-Grilla

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Back to the past.

"Back to the Future 2 happens in the future."

- fadevelocity

"This hits hard."

- Bryan_Fitch

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The Last Airbender.

"There is no war in Ba Sing Se."

- NobodySpecialSCL

"Went from true to not true to true to not true again to true."

- Raetekusu

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Was it ever true?

"'Politicians work for the people.'"

- LeftBase2Final

"That's sadly never been true."

- Soft_Worker6203

"Yeah, what kind of people [do] they serve?"

- Prince-Otter

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"Themselves, and their corporate masters."

- LeftBase2Final

"I know plenty of entirely selfless members of Parliament that are absolute pillars of the community. Not everyone in politics is in it for their own good."

- Best-Refuse5435

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Kids will believe anything.

"My dad told me that the stripes on the sides of the road, the ones that make a sound when you ride on them, exist so that the blind people can drive without going off the road. We were kids and believed it for some time."

- Jaded_Manufacturer49

"My best friend's mom always told us they were put there so when moms fell asleep, the strip would wake them up before they went off the road."

- lostandwandering123

Everyone believed this for decades.

"Smoking is good for you. Endorsed by doctors."

- PM_THE_REAPER

"That was an ad campaign."

- Ophelia550

"It was and they more than likely weren't doctors, but people in white coats."

- PM_THE_REAPER

"Yeah, the whole 'doctors recommend' thing was totally made up. No doctor, even then, would ever recommend smoking."

- Ophelia550

"It's like the "Dentists recommend" today, I suspect. Open to correction."

- PM_THE_REAPER

The more we know, the more we understand the world around us.

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