Who hasn’t shared an amazing science fact about sharks, cats, bats, ostriches, or other animals, only to feel embarrassed later on when you find out the information was wrong?

No more.

It’s time to put an end to these myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies about animals passed down through the ages.

To help the cause we’ve rounded up and corrected dozens of the more popular myths we keep hearing repeated.

Have any favorites we missed? Send them to science@techinsider.io.

Kevin Loria, Lauren Friedman, Kelly Dickerson, Jennifer Welsh, and Sarah Kramercontributed to this post. Robert Ferris contributed to a previous version.