19 Widespread Beliefs (Debunked)

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19 Widespread Beliefs (Debunked)

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The brain is a funny thing. You can go through most of your life trusting that a certain thing is true, because you've always believed it to be. But as it turns out, that same thing can be debunked with just a couple of sentences. Which makes you wonder why so many people seem to believe so many demonstrably incorrect things.

Our readers are here to rectify that.

Despite what some skincare products claim, pores do not open or close. CRAC Cleansing with hot water or steam will help clear trapped dirt and buildup
BELIEF: GMO foods are dangerous, and will give humans all kinds of diseases. TRUTH: The National Academies of Science found no link between increased
ceorge Washington never wore a wig. ITE SPRINKLE WEINOTON The kind of hairstyle one would see in most of his portraits was achieved by following a pro
BELIEF: Gavel-banging is part of a standard courtroom proceeding. TRUTH: Far from it. Not only is it not part of the procedure, but a survey of NYC ju
ThE tongue-map taught in grade-school has been proven by science to be incorrect. You can in fact taste anything with any part of your tongue. Try it
The Fabled Perfect Recall Known As Photographic Memory Has Not Been Proven To Exist. The Closest Thing You'll Get To Perfect Recall Is Hyperthymesia S
19 Widespread Beliefs (Debunked)
Sharks are immune to cancer. AEtuallyoo Many shariks with cangers and tumors have been well documented.
These are not caused by the skin's absorbing water. They're actually the body's way of improving the hands' grip on wet objects, similar to a tire's t
A penny dropped from a skyscraper wouldn't kill you. A penny has a terminal velocity of only about 25 mph. Being hit by that would feel like a flick o
CRACKED GON Whenever you are sick, you are used to hearing your mother say: Feed a cold, starve a fever Actually, it is better to eat in both cases.
There's no such thing as SUSHI-GRADE FISH. The term is just a marketing ploy to make you think you're buying a higher-quality fish, but it only mean
Contrary to popular belief, water is not a good conductor of electricity. The basic rule of electric conductivity is that the conductor needs to carry
19 Widespread Beliefs (Debunked)
19 Widespread Beliefs (Debunked)
Despite the name, eating fat doesn't actually make people fat. Although it's true that fat contains more calories than carbohydrate or protein with th
19 Widespread Beliefs (Debunked)
Sloths are lazy CRACKED.COM sloth /sloTH.sloTH/ 1. reluctance to work or make an effort; laziness. noun Slow, yes-. but lazy? Hell, no! A sloth's deli
BELIEF: Goats will eat anything, even tin cans! TRUTH: Of course they don't. However, they will root around old food containers, behavior which could


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