28 Bits Of Wisdom Your Parents Told You (Are Pure B.S.)

There are a lot of so-called facts that we base our everyday lives around. Drink vitamin C and stay cold-free. Avoid spicy foods and avoid an ulcer. Don't want a wedgie, place tiny thumb tacks in the band of your undies.

OK, we made that last one up. Anyway, it turns out a lot of these "no brainers" we believe are totally bullshit. For example ...

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

A leopard never changes its spots This belief is SO popular that it became an idiom, but leopards do change their spots as they reach adulthood. The

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Entry by gicusudoru

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross developed her Five Stages Of Grief in the 60s and ever since people have thought that when faced with their own imminent death

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Entry by milito

You do not put butter on a burn to help ease CRACKED.COM the pain. It actually makes things worse. The butter or any other oily remedy will trap the h

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CRACKED COM So what if I don't do well in school? Einstein was a bad student, and look at him! Einstein struggled with school discipline and learnin

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Is it true that most of us can only be -brained' (creative) or 'left-brained' (logical)? pt Turns out, all of us use our brain hemispheres evenly, and

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Microwave ovens destroy all of your food's nutrients. It actually does the opposite. Because microwaves heat food for a shorter amount of time, the

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Everybody knows bats are blind and only rely on echolocation. That's where the idiom 'blind as a bat' comes from, right? Nope! Bats can see fine, even

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Entry by jaoafallas

Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis. False. There's no scientific correlation between cracking your knuckles and developing an arthritis. T

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CRACKED COM The saying that wine gets better with age is no longer true once you get past a certain point. The majority of wines should be consumed

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Entry by Andrea Meno

Drink 8 glasses of water a day to stay healthy! FALSE There's no evidence to support this myth. How much water you need per day depends on your health

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Entry by boltcutter

DON'T 'SWALLOW GUM! IT WILL SIT IN YOUR STOMACH FOR EARS! 22 NOT TRUE GO AHEAD. IT'S FINE. IT WILL BE OUT OF YOUR STOMACH IN TWO HOURS LIKE EVERYTHING

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The memory span of a goldfish is more than just a few seconds. Studies have found that goldfish can remember stuff for at least several months. They c

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Entry by ohleander

YOU ACTUALLY DONPT LOSE MOST OF YOUR BODY HEAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD. EVEN WITHOUT A HAT ON, YOU ONLY LOSE ABOUT 10% OF YOUR BODY HEAT WHICH IS ROUGHLY EQ

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Entry by Maclise

8? P The idea that great white sharks mistake humans for seals when attacking is bulls it. They approach humans and seals in completely different ways

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Entry by NickBoyer

OSTRICHES BURY THEIR HEADS IN THE SAND WHEN THEY'RE SCARED OR THREATENED FALSE! But they do dig holes in the dirt to use as nests for their eggs and s

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You'll get a hernia if you lift heavy things! CRACKED.CON Not true. Hernias are a result of congenital factors or age; lifting heavy things can exac

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED Down with a bad cold? Avoid milk if you don't want to get more mucus and phlegm. Nope. A study in 1990 shows that there is absolutely no cor

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Entry by Maclise

93% of all communication is nonverbal. This isn't true. The saying comes from a 1971 study by Dr. Albert Mehrabian. He clarified that the results on

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Old survival tip: If you're lost, you can find North by looking at the trees. Moss only grows on the North side of a tree. Reality: No. Moss can gro

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Entry by Maclise

Rust does NOT cause tetanus. A rusty nail could give YOU tetanus if you step on it, but so could a non-rusty nail. Tetanus is caused by bacteria a spe

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Entry by ohleander

VITAMIN C WON'T KEEP YOU FROM GETTING SICK... BUT IT CAN AFFECT HOW LONG YOUR COLD LASTS. CRACKEDCON

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Entry by jaoafallas

Foods with mayonnaise spoil faster. False It actually helps prevent spoilage. Mayonnaise contains acid and preservatives that kills bacteria delaying

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Entry by Maclise

Liars avoid eye contact, right? SO you graduated from Harvard, Doctor? Nope. Studies found that people maintain eye contact longer when they're lying,

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Entry by jaoafallas

Spicy foods cause ulcers. Even doctors were fooled by this for a long time but there's really no correlation between consuming spicy foods & ulcers. U

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Entry by SherioCheerio

Many people choose Espresso foc tat estta CAFFEINE Buta a cup ofregular drip coffee contains more caffeine. CRACKED COM

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CRACKED.COM Sweating helps detoxify your body. False. Our sweat glands' purpose is to prevent overheating. It's not responsible for detoxificatlon - o

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Entry by Wyrmologist

OPPOSITES DON'T ATTRACT People are more drawn to like-minded individuals for practical reasons such as comfortable social atmospheres and their potent

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CRAE Vertical stripes are slimming, horizontal stripes are not. It's actually the opposite. Studies have comprehensively shown that someone wearing

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