Most of us have misconceptions about the world. We base much of what we intuitively believe on either outdated information or mistaken notions handed down to us. Indeed, when a multiple choice test about the world was given to various groups of people and to a group of chimpanzees, the chimps scored higher than the humans. Why? Because the random selection of answers beats personal bias.
YouTube 19 minute video:
"How not to be ignorant about the world"