Common Belief: Microwave ovens cook food from the inside out.
Common Belief: Great Wall of China is the only human-made object visible from the Moon.
Truth: This is false. None of the Apollo astronauts reported seeing any specific human-made object from the Moon, and even earth-orbiting astronauts can barely see it. City lights, however, are easily visible on the night side of Earth from orbit. The misconception is believed to have been popularized by Richard Halliburton decades before the first moon landing. Shuttle astronaut Jay Apt has been quoted as saying that "...the Great Wall is almost invisible from only 180 miles up