Ever hear about an “old wives' tale” or some other modern myth? Like when your grandmother told you at age 5 not to swallow watermelon seeds or else you'd grow a watermelon in your belly. Then you accidentally swallow one and become riddled with fear. “But watermelons are almost as big as me, I'm five!” you thought to yourself as you constantly tossed and turned at night, awaiting the nightmare of this round, cumbersome work of agriculture to grow within you to essentially blow you up from the inside. You panic and try to force yourself to poop in order get the seed out before the watermelon roots take hold in your intestines. Do you remember that? And how relieved/furious you were at grandma when you found out it was nonsense?

Anyway, there are still some things you believe that are just as truthful as a watermelon growing inside your body. We here at Cracked are ready to set you straight and ease your fears (sort of).

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MYTH8 Human BEINGS HAVE FIVE senses. A U J TOUCH TASTE SIGHT HEARING SMELL FAGT8 YoU'VE ACTUALLY GOT SOMeTHING LIKE 15. Scientists still aren't quite

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Bottled water is so than much better tap water. KIpla a Beidu ATITEERET 500 ml EB Surprise. It is tap water. Bottled water companies teamed up with re

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MYTH8 Americans should speak English. It's our official language, right? bridges adj n English Irel language FACTaritain, nritain, ca Nope, and it's n

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MYTH8 Police can't enter your home without a warrant, right? FACT8 They can, if they think you're up to something. On the cop shows, police are like v

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Think the artificial in diet sweetener is poison? soda You can thank email spam for that. In the mid-'9os, an email made the rounds claiming that scie

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MYTH8 If a cop doesn't read you your Miranda rights, you can walk. FAGT8 Those rights apply to interrogation, not arrest. Despite what you see on ever

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MYTH8 When you're arrested, you get one free phone call. FAGT Nope, that's absolutely not the law. The one phone call rule is purely a Hollywood inv

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MYTH: FINGERPRINTS ARE ALL super unique. FACT8 THEY'RE ACTUALLY WORRYINGLY SIMILAR. Your fingerprints aren't all that unique - -relatives will have ma

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MYTHB YOUR TOnGUE IS ZONeD BY FLAVOR TYPE. BITTER SALTY SALTY SOUR e SWEET FAGT8 YOUR WHOLE TOnGUE TASTES THINGS. The myth about your tongue being abl

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

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A cloud may look fluffy and lighter-than-air but an average cumulus cloud weighs 1.1 million pounds or 500, 000 kilograms. That's more than twice the

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