A Little Bit of Knowledge

Yesterday, I listened to episode #293 of This American Life, “A Little Bit of Knowledge”, they talked about mistaken beliefs that exist in childhood and somehow escape into adulthood.  The first part show is really amusing.  However, they of course didn’t interview Mrs. Wingnut, who even until we started living together, when she was in her thirties, believed that cobwebs were made by a creature called a “cob”.  When I confronted her on this, and said that cobwebs were really spider webs she couldn’t believe it.