Was anyone else surprised when they learned that the average size of a seahorse is around 5 inches in length? For me, this picture had a lot to do with that misconception. I'm still under the impression that if I need someone to quickly shut their mouth and keep it closed, I am to give them something called "alum." However, an experiement conducted from the top of my bunk bed when I was five taught me that not only will I not float gracefully through the air if I'm holding an umbrella, but also, the umbrella will do absolutely nothing to break my fall. Who knew! I wonder what other ways pop culture is leading us astray?