What is something that was once considered to be a “legend” or “myth” that eventually turned out to be true?

What is something that was once considered to be a “legend” or “myth” that eventually turned out to be true?

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  1. I saw somewhere that Marco Polo believed the Gobi Desert was haunted as he heard noises he attributed to spirits playing instruments. Everyone assumed he made it all up, but it turned out to be an affect caused by the sand dunes.
    Edit: here’s the source: [https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-sand-dunes-deserts-around-world-sing-1-180957071/](https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-sand-dunes-deserts-around-world-sing-1-180957071/)

  2. My teacher used to be a foreign exchange student to Stanford U. She said that students there thought that Filipinos are just fictional people. They even touched her and awed that such people really exists. Lol

  3. The sub reddit that was called the red pill. Literally everything they said way back when has been shown as fact by all the data we have from dating sites and apps. It seems crazy to me because I always thought their ideas were half way full of shit but they were way ahead of the curve.

  4. I don’t know if it qualifies but when I was a kid, the generally accepted scientific stance on alien planets was that they were nothing but science fiction. The formation of planets was considered so rare and exceptional that our solar system was thought to be the only one, at least in this galaxy, that has planets.

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