Ah, the mysteries of the human body. We all know that it’s an amazing and complex machine, capable of incredible feats of strength and endurance. But there are also many myths and misconceptions about the body that have been passed down through the generations. Some of these myths are so ingrained in our culture that we don’t even question them. So, in this list, we’ll be exploring 13 of the most common myths about the human body, debunking them one by one. 

From the idea that we only use 10% of our brains to the belief that drinking milk can protect our bones, there are a lot of myths out there that most of us have grown up believing. And also, from the supposed effects of sugar on hyperactivity to the idea of suffocating someone with gold, we’ll be taking a closer look at these myths and why they don’t hold up to scientific scrutiny. 

So if you’re ready to find out the truth about some of the most pervasive myths out there, read on.

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CRACKED Vacuum would make you pop It's a myth that if someone is exposed to a vacuum, their body will swell up and explode. It would be deadly, but it wouldn't cause your body to swell up. You'd remain conscious for a few seconds until the lack of oxygen reaches your brain.

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