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Common MythConceptionsWorld's most contagious falsehoodsBubbles size= virulence of idea (google hits)SCIENCE I SPORTThe VomitoriumNot a room Romans used for Bacchanalian binges, but the name for the entrance to a stadium.Different tongue partsThere are no different sections for each taste: bitter,
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Common MythConceptions World's most contagious falsehoods Bubbles size= virulence of idea (google hits) SCIENCE I SPORT The Vomitorium Not a room Romans used for Bacchanalian binges, but the name for the entrance to a stadium. Different tongue parts There are no different sections for each taste: bitter, sour, salty, sweet & umami (savoury/meaty). Electric fan @ night Big myth in South Korea that this is deadly. Very unlikely to harm you. Unless you put the fan in the bed. Sharks = no cancer Oh yes they do get cancer. Particularly skin cancer. Black holes Not really 'holes' but hugely dense objects with massive gravitational pull. Wake sleepwalkers? They'll be really confused, but it's okay. They're more likely to hurt themselves if they're not awoken. Napoleon was short tall tale. At 57", he was dually above average height fora Frenchman of the time. Bulls hate red Bulls are colour-blind. They actually react to motions of the bull fighter's cloth as a perceived threat. Great Wall of China Not visible from space. Myth. Now stop saying it! Dogs sweat by salivating No. They regulate temperature through panting. They actually sweat through footpads. Salieri hated Mozart Nothing like the film. They were composer friends with a little rivalry. Nothing Einstein failed maths Nope. He failed an entrance exam for a school but still excelled in maths. Missing persons reports Police don't demand a 24-hour period before accepting a missing persons report. Body heat & the head Only in infants is most heat lost through the head. Or if the head is the only uncovered part of the body. Iron maidens Never were medieval torture devices, but 18th-century fakes created for sensational We have 5 senses We actually have dose to 20, including balance, pain, movement, hunger, thirst, etc. J Bananas grow on trees Actually grow on massive herbs that resemble trees. Bet you didn't know that. Vikings' horned helms Actually created by a costume Don't touch baby birds! Birds have a limited sense of smell so won't abandon babies who 'smell' of humans. "Yes, I'm a cop" US undercover police do not have to identify themselves as cops. A Hollywood-induced myth. Oil stops stuck pasta lope. But it can stop water foaming r boiling over. . Actually created by a costume / Sfir designer for a 19th-century Wagner opera. Bats are blind Don't be fact-blind! Bats can not only see. They can also use echolocation. That's why they’re so awesome! Don't eat & swim! oesn't increase risk of cramps: ilcohol is the biggest risk increaser. But a full stomach will make you short of breath. MSG = headaches l No proof, just anecdotal ^B evidence lplicatii lg flavour 'enhancer' monosodium glutamate. Goldfish 3-sec memory While not the smartest, goldfish boast a memory span of 3 months-better than most politicans. Humans & dinosaurs Despite 41% of US adults thinking they coexisted, we actually missed each other by -63 million years. Evolution is a 'theory' In science, a'theory is anything more than a conjecture. Usually an extensively tested idea uniting data from many observations. Chastity belts Not anti-adultery devices. Instead invented by prudes in the 19th century to prevent 'dangerous' masturbation. We evolved from chimps No. Along with bonobos, they are our closest living genetic relatives. A shared ancestor lived 5-8 million years ago. Glass is a liquid Actually an 'amorphous solid'. 'But that's why stained-glass windows are thicker at the bottom.'Nope. It's just badly made glass. Caffeine dehydrates you Not really. The diuretic effect of caffeine is offset by the amount of water in a caffeinated drink. Shaving thickens hair Regrown hair isn't thicker, coarser or darker, it just appears so because its no longer tapered. Sugar = hyperactivity Studies have disproved this. ADHD and poor behaviours still occurs in children with sugar-free diets. Vaccines cause autism Groundless fears based on fraudulent research that's been shown to have been manipulated. Dropped pennies kill Terminal velocity of a penny is 30-50 mph, which isn't fast enough. It would hurt though. Left & right brain No solid division between talents of each hemisphere: left brain can learn 'right brain’ functions & vice-versa. iii The Three Wise Men Nowhere in the New Testament does it specify there were three. Alcohol keeps you warm Dilates warm blood vessels near the skin, creating the impression of warmth. It can drop core body temp. 6 Fatwa = death sentence It actually means non-binding legal opinion'. Only 10% of brain Misunderstood metaphor. Proportion of our brain 'firing' is task-dependent. Ultimately, all cells are important. t Satan rules Hell Doesn't actually say this anywhere in the Bible. Milk increases mucous Nope. It just straight doesn't. There's no need to avoid dairy if you have a cold. Salty water boils quicker [tdding a sprinkle of salt ) fresh water makes no difference. Huge, sea-level amounts do. Alcohol kills brain cells Only in heavy users & alcoholics who rely on alcohol to get most of their calories. Multiple personalities Schizophrenia technically ® means 'split-mind', but it is different to multipersonality disorder. Jihad is'holy war' k It actually translates as'struggle'. Though it does come in lesser'&'greater' flavours. No sex before the game! No evidence sex impairs athletic performance. Could even help athletes due to increased testosterone. Flushed water rotation Does not rotate the other way in the S. hemisphere. The Coriolis effect doesn't affect water in toilets. 7 years to digest The chewy base of gum is indigestible & passes straight through. The remainder is absorbed. Washington & weed He grew hemp to make rope & clothes, but there’s no evidence he smoked a phat one most nights. r Black belts are masters )nly introduced in 1880, i Judo, to show competence i basic techniques. Not ninja-level mastery. Martyrs & 72 virgins A matter of debate in Islam. Nowhere in the Quran, but is reported in other texts. David McCandless // vl.1 // Sep 2014 sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions design: Paulo Estriga, Tatjana Dubovina, Fabio Bergamaschi Snopes.com, NYTimes, StraightDope research: James Kennedy, Miriam Quick, Ella Hollowood, Pearl Doughty-White data: bit.ly/K!B_Mythconception InformationIsBeautiful.net 0 , Knowledge is Beautiful
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Nice facts! Can you tag 'informative' please?
Ali HeibiAli Heibi07.11.201400:13responselink 0.0
some of these are actually fake. please don't share
yup, this is true, specially don't eat and swim, believe me! that's true!!!!!
joakingibranjoakingibran07.11.201403:04responselink 0.0
Vigorous swimming, like any extreme physical activity, is bad right after you eat. But there's nothing about water or swimming specifically that's harmful to do after eating.
XiaoXaoXiaoXao07.11.201404:43responselink 0.0
xiaoxiao I just took a shower after lunch and it was horrible, horrible!! all my body fall asleep
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