@Homeschool_Forum So we just read in the fourth homeschool science book this year about the "tongue map" and how different areas of the tongue taste different foods. Luckily, I remember random things I heard years ago on Science Friday better than my cell phone number and kids' birth years, and I knew I had heard some story on how this is just not right. It is evidently just a widely perpetuated myth, but it shows up in almost every resource we have used.
Are there any other pervasive bits of misinformation people are aware of that have not been weeded out of elementary science books yet? The fact that stuff like this doesn't seem to get corrected, even in fairly recent editions of books makes me nervous.