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.

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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

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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

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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

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19 Widespread Beliefs (Debunked)

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Sharks are immune to cancer. AEtuallyoo Many shariks with cangers and tumors have been well documented.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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19 Widespread Beliefs (Debunked)

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19 Widespread Beliefs (Debunked)

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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

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19 Widespread Beliefs (Debunked)

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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