21 Myths (Almost) Everyone Believes About The Human Body

We all like to think we know a thing or two about science. But chances are the stuff we remember was told to us by other people, who in turn were told by other people, who in turn were told by other people -- none of which were qualified to speak so authoritatively.

That's how we ended up believing bullshit such as ...

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MYTH8 EMotions BLOCK YoU FROm BeING LOGICAL. NO Ys FAGT8 WITHOUT FEELINGS, YoU CAN'T MAke DECISIONS. The brain uses emotions to remind us about the co

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MYTH8 SITTING CLOSE TO THE TV HURTS YOUR eYes! FACT8 THERE'S no SCence TO BACK THAT UP. If there is a correlation between bad eyesight and sitting too

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MYTH: HEART ATTACKS HURT REALLY BAD. FAGT8 some HEART ATTACKS GO UnDeTECTED. The Hollywood version of a heart attack, where a person clutches his ches

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MYTH8 YOUR TonGUE IS ZoNeD BY FLAVOR TYPE. BITTER SALTY SALTY SOUR SWEET FAGT8 YOUR WHOLE ToNGUE TASTES THINGS. The myth about your tongue being able

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MYTH: Human BEINGS HAVE FIVE senses. U D J TOUCH TASTE SIGHT HEARING SMELL FAGT8 you've ACTUALLY GOT SOMeTHING LIKE 15. Scientists still aren't quite

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MYTH8 A peRson IS EITHER LEFT- OR RIGHT-BRAINED. FAGT8 YOUR BRAIN ISN'T DIVIDED Up THAT WAY. The myth that right-brained people are creative and artis

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MYTH8 TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN one! FAGT8 THAT MIGHT Be TRUE IF we were ROBOTS. In humans, the social element of multiple minds working together lead

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MYTH8 You LOSE MOST OF YOUR BODY HEAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD! FAGT8 YoU LOSE HEAT THE SAme ALL OvER. Turns out covering one part of the body has as much ef

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MYTH: THE BLOOD LEAVING YOUR HEART IS BLUE. FAGT8 IT'S ACTUALLY DARKER RED. The myth that deoxygenated blood is blue comes from the fact that through

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MYTHB HAIR And nAILS KEEP GROWING AFTER DEATH. FAGT8 THEY DON'T. THE REST OF you SHRIVELS. Just like anything else in your body, hair and nail growth

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MYTH: HEALTHY ABS LOOK LIKE DInnER ROLLS. FAGT8 WASHBOARD ABS CAn Be BAD FOR YoU. As awesome as a stomach you can open beer bottles with may seem, six

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MYTH: ROLLING YOUR TONGUE IS A GENETIC TRAIT. FAGT8 TONGUE ROLLING IS SOmeTHING yoU LEARN. Elementary school science teachers like to use tongue rolli

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MYTH8 OMeGA-3 OIL IS GOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN. FAGT8 THERE'S no RELIABLE eViDence THAT IT IS. The idea of omega-3 fatty acids being brain food comes from t

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MYTH8 ceRTain GAmES CAn IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN. Memory Attention Speed Focus FAGT8 THEY JUST MAke yoU BETTER AT THE GAme. Most studies that say brain-trai

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MYTH8 SHAVING OFF HAIR MAkes IT GROW BACK DARKER And COARSER. FACT8 SHAVING DoeSN'T CHANGE HAIR TEXTURE. Facial and body hair is slightly tapered at t

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MYTH: CAN'T STOP BARFING? MUST Be THE FLU. FAGT8 THERE'S no SUCh THING AS STOMACH FLU. People who can't stop throwing up are likely experiencing gastr

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MYTH: FInGeRPRINTS ARE ALL sUper unique. FAGT8 THEY'RE ACTUALLY WORRYINGLY SIMILAR. Your fingerprints aren't all that unique - -relatives will have ma

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MYTHB A STRONG immune sYSTem FIGHTS COLDS. FAGT8 A COLD IS YOUR immune system. Despite the rhetoric of the immunity-booster industry, a strong immune

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MYTH8 some PEOPLE'S BRAINS ARE Just BETTER AT MATH. tapanf obol ustikely Y chi hn0 dAaw er Lihance they cramders est Lwhendle yows Lcols Ra not iadepe

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MYTH8 HEALTHY TEETH ARE GLEAMING WHITE. FAGT8 THE NATURAL COLOR FOR TEETH IS YELLOW. You might think white teeth are attractive, but as far as being n

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MYTHB THIN PEOPLE HAvE A QUICK MeTABOLISM. FAGT8 THEY ACTUALLY HAVE A SLOWER one. The folks at the Mayo Clinic found out that, when you take weight in