The Brexit vote in the U.K. last week has hurt markets, pummeled the pound, led to the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and caused general hand-wringing around the globe.
That is all a perfect recipe for myths to emerge surrounding what the decision to leave the European Union really means.
Here is a look at three myths and the circumstances under which they may hold true.
Myth 1: "Game of Thrones" will be disrupted.
OK, so this many not affect global economics or politics. But many people really love this television show.
Some have said that the Brexit could adversely affect shows like "Game of Thrones" that receive funding from the EU's European Regional Development Fund.
However, the producers of "Game of Thrones" said that the Brexit won't affect the show because the fund has provided no support for the past few seasons.
The Washington Postreported that the U.K.'s exit from the EU wouldn't disrupt the shooting schedule of HBO's popular show.
The show, which just ended its sixth season on Sunday, was mostly shot in Croatia, Northern Ireland and Spain.
Myth 2: The relationship between the U.K. and the U.S. will be strained.
On a more serious note, with the Brexit, the U.S. has lost one of its strongest allies in the EU, which some are afraid could significantly affect future deals between the two countries. They are concerned that the U.K.'s decision could hurt its position in the global economy.
Much of the relationship between the U.K. and the U.S. also depends on the policies adopted by the next British prime minister in October and who is elected president in the U.S. in November.
The U.K. is a vital trade ally, as 3% of the total trade in the U.S. was with the U.K. last year. The Brexit could even encourage more deals and trade pacts between the two countries.
In a statement issued Friday morning, President Barack Obama called the relationship between the U.K. and U.S. "enduring."
Myth 3: Trump will win the White House.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast before the referendum last week, the leading Brexit campaigner and former mayor of London Boris Johnson spoke of taking "back control of our immigration system" and taking "back control -- fundamentally -- of our democracy."
He supported the Brexit while visiting his golf course in Scotland, which, ironically, voted to remain in the EU.
Following the news of the Brexit, Trump drew parallels with his campaign, saying, "They want to be able to have a country again. So I think you're going to have this happen more and more, I really believe that. I think it's happening in the United States."
But the EU referendum result has little to do with U.S. politics.
The EU referendum itself is unique as it came after a gap of 40 years and allowed Britons to directly vote on whether to leave or remain. By contrast, the U.S. presidential elections are held after every four years and are indirect elections focusing more on the candidates and their plans to reform the country.
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This article is commentary by an independent contributor.