MYTH We only use 10% of our brain. Most of the brain cortex works at full capacity even when we are asleep. Brain cells stop growing when you reach adulthood. Neurons flourish and change throughout your entire life. MYTH Your sight deteriorates if you read in the dark or on a monitor. FACT Your eyes get tired quickly this way, but recover after rest. MYTH FACT Split ends can be cured by shampoo or hair conditioner. You can only get rid of split ends by cutting them. MYTH Humans only have 5 senses: sight, hearing, smell, tactile sense, and taste. We have at least 21 senses. Example: sense of balance and temperature. It's easier to catch a cold when it's actually cold. Colds are caused by viruses, not air temperature. MYTH FACT Our heart skips a beat when we sneeze. The heart's rhythm sometimes changes when we sneeze, but it never stops. MYTH О Alcoholic beverages make you warm. FACT Alcohol dilates your superficial blood vessels, making you feel warmer. MYTH FACT Sweat can remove toxins from your body. Sweat glands cool down your body. MYTH Carrots improve eyesight. MYTH Carrots helps prevent muscle degeneration, but they don't improve your sight. FACT Healthy teeth should be perfectly white. A tooth's natural color is slightly yellowish. MYTH FACT Burns heal better if you apply oil to them. Г You should apply something cold to the burn; oil makes a film on your skin that keeps heat inside.