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Debunking Some Common Video Game Myths

Are video games really corrupting today’s youth? Well…probably not. Here’s the truth about those scary video game myths.

There’s no doubt that some video games can be outrageously violent; but if you believe the video game myths spread by the media, they just may portend the end of civilization as we know it. Of course, people have said the same thing about those foul-mouthed eight-year-olds on South Park.

Apparently, the pundits have forgotten that despite things like bear-baiting, cock-fighting, professional boxing, football, rugby, and even Britney Spears, our civilization is still chugging right along just fine. So in this article, we’ll cut through some of the hysteria about video games, and calmly present the facts.

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Famous Myth-Quotations

Pithy aphorisms or movie lines, we all have “myth-quotations” we know and love. In this article, we’re going to burst your bubble about some of your favorites.

Misquotations — or as we prefer to call them, “myth-quotations” — abound in our culture. Despite the much-celebrated human ability to communicate, we tend to get things wrong almost as often as we get them right.

As Yogi Berra once pointed out, “I never said half the things I said.” The same is true for other famous people and their fictional counterparts. Whether through bad memory or deliberate editing, certain quotations tend to get mangled in translation. Here are five famous misquotes, and the truth behind each.

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Is Walt Disney Frozen Beneath Disneyland?

It’s a myth as old as Walt Disney himself: the famous creator of Mickey Mouse had his corpse frozen and hidden in his theme park.

Fans of Walt Disney have long maintained that the famous man not only had himself cryogenically frozen, but secured his frosty body beneath Pirates of the Caribbean. Can you believe it? Well, you shouldn’t! Here’s the truth behind this silly, but long-lived, myth.

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