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Folk stories and notions in mathematics that are likely false, inaccurate, apocryphal, or poorly founded?

There are numerous popular folklore stories in mathematics, and it is an interesting question to understand the accuracy of these folk stories. Folklore stories, and urban legends are subborn things, ...
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