July 15, 2024

Here we have debunked the popular myths:

Myth: The five second rule makes dropped food safe to eat.

Fact: Food can get contaminated instantly upon contact with dirty surface

Myth: Hair and nails continue to grow after death.

Fact: Its just an illusion; hair and nails do not grow after death.

Myth: The phases of moon affect human behaviour.

Fact: No scientific evidence support this claim.

Myth: Humans have only five senses.

Fact: Humans have more than five senses including balance, temperature and pain perception.

Myth: All bats are blind.

Fact: Bats can see, but some rely more on echolocation for navigation and hunting.

Myth: Einstein was poor in mathematics in school.

Fact: Einstein was excellent student particularly in mathematics and physics from school. He never failed in mathematics.

Myth: You can “sweat out” toxins.

Fact: Sweat primarily cools your body; it does not eliminate toxins.

Myth: Alcohol warms you up.

Fact: Alcohol dilates blood vessels, making you feel warmer, but it actually lowers your core body temperature.

Myth: Chewing gum takes seven years to pass through your digestive system.

Fact: Chewing gum typically moves through the digestive system like other foods.

Myth: Bulls are enraged by the color red.

Fact: Bulls are color blind, so it’s the movement of matador’s cape that agitates them, not the color.

Myth: The bible says Adam and Eve ate the apple.

Fact: The bible does not specify the fruit.

Myth: Shaving makes hair grow thicker.

Fact: Shaving does not change the thickness or rate of hair growth; it might appear coarser as the hair grows back.

Myth: People only use 10% of their brains.

Fact: We use all parts of our brain for various functions.

Myth: The great wall of china is single continuous wall.

Fact: It consist of multiple walls and fortification.

Myth: You can catch a cold from cold weather.

Fact: Colds are caused by viruses, not by cold temperatures, although cold weather can weaken the immune system.

Myth: Chameleons change color to blend in with their surroundings.

Fact: Chameleons change color primarily for communication and temperature regulation, not camouflage.

Myth: Goldfish have a 3- second memory.

Fact: Goldfish have a memory span longer than few seconds, closer to months.

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