15 Science Myths Out There (Thanks To Movies)

Before the Internet, people learned science from Hollywood. We asked our readers to dispel some of the egregious myths, and gave the winner $100 ...


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Entry by JoelTrottier

CRACKED.COM You want the truth? Then you probably shouldn't rely on those truth serums used by all the master spies and interrogators on the big scr

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Entry by AM Smiley

SHRKS NEVER GET FULL YEAH, ACTUALLY, CURRENT ESTIMATES SAY A SHARK WILL EAT ONE SEAL pup EVERY THREE DAYS. lhewsdscoveycomanimalsishaksoreawhieshatkse

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Entry by HamHurt

How you doing? Good, how you doing? Good. Movies lead you to believe that skydiving sounds like When in reality, it sounds more like

FIRE AND LAVA ONLY BURN IF THEY TOUCH YOU. NOT TRUE. THAT'S WHY VOLCANOLOGISTS AND FIREFIGHTERS WEAR SUITS LIKE THIS, EVEN WHEN THE LAVA/FIRE IS SEVER

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Entry by z0mbie.zerg

The Myth: Blowing up a spacecraft (or anything) in space will result in a massive fireball explosion! The Reality: Space is a vacuum meaning there is

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Entry by sirwillifer

15 Science Myths Out There (Thanks To Movies)

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CRACKED.COM Despite what they show in movies and on TV, if someone flatlines (aka, astystole, or no heart beat), using the defibrillator paddles (C

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Entry by BRWombat

Silencers do not exist. At least. not the way Hollywood portrays them. Supersonic ammunition is impossible to effectively silence, as the crack of

Need to go into space without a full space suit? No problem, simply hold your breath for the short time it'll take to pressurize the airlock. Just lik

CRACKED.COM Stay absolutely still. Their vision is based on movement... 'e..wait, hold up, that's nonsense, T-Rex had phenomenal vision. Those kids

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Entry by Scarin

No Dinosaurs For You! CRACKED.COM DNA has a half life of approximately 521 years meaning at that point half of its chemical bonds will have broken dow

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Entry by AM Smiley

CRACKEDco fSSSSh! PeW! KChOW! ZAp! KCHOW! SPace neecer! batties are really noisy Yeah, no. YOU can't have souNd without air. http:llcurious.astro.come

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Entry by phuhknees

CRACKED COM D Instantaneous communication between vast distances? Only in the movies! The time lag for a transmission between Earth and Mars in conjun

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Entry by sirwillifer

CRACKED.COM IN MOVIES Caves are super creepy, so they are home to giant, murderous monster creatures. IN REALITY Caves are super dark, so there is no

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Entry by Karma.proteo

CRACKEDcO COM LASERS BEAMS ARE NOT VISIBLE, THEY NEED A MEDIUM TO REFLECT ON e.g FOG, DUST, ETC... IN ORDER Fo BE FULLY VISIBLE so, THOSE FANCY MOVIE