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Americans recognize ‘past presidents’ who never were, study finds: among the names that many Americans mistakenly identify as belonging to a past president of the United States, finds a new study by memory researchers. [1]

But what if we all remembered false facts as history?

What if we all forgot true facts as history?

Wouldn’t that make these false facts true?

Wouldn’t that make true facts false?

Pericles.

Sofocles.

Socrates.

What we “know” of them is what people remembered about them.

All true. All so false…