In a recent episode of Mental Floss’ Misconceptions, host Elliott Morgan provides 10 misconceptions that movies have perpetuated, thus spoiling every college kid’s dream of killing their roommate, framing it as a suicide, and never having to do homework again. Yes, we’re sorry to report that the death of a roommate will not result in an automatic 4.0 at any college in the United States. Misconceptions also makes it clear that a lit cigarette will not cause an explosion, meaning that Zoolander’s gaggle of male models killed in a gasoline fight died purely for our entertainment. May they rest in peace.

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