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Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

We all have many little beliefs we are completly sure are fact. However, it is often we discover that little facts we thought were true since childhood are actually nothing more than a myth. Have a look at this myth-busting post to really re-evaluate what you think you know!

Contrary to the phrase "blind as a bat," bats are actually not blind, it's just that their eyes aren't as functional as their amazing hearing and smell.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Most meteorites are actually very cold when they hit the Earth.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

The amount of tryptophan in turkey doesn't make you sleepy. Huge meals of meats and starches (with way too much wine) make you sleepy.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Cracking your knuckles doesn't cause arthritis. It does however make you look like a total badass.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

The red juice that comes out of raw meat isn't blood, it's a mixture of a protein called myoglobin and water.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

The Great Chicago Fire was not caused by a cow kicking over a lantern, which was actually made up by a newspaper because it was a better story.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Humans actually have 5 kinds of tastebuds, the 5th is used for detecting savory flavors, like soy sauce or mushrooms.
Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

The sun isn't yellow, it's actually white, but the light gets scattered in our atmosphere and becomes yellow.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

You don't lose more body heat through your head than anywhere else on your body, it works out to about 10% leaving through your head.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Lemmings don't walk off cliffs on purpose. They are adorable though.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Men don't think about sex every 7 seconds, because that varies greatly from person to person and is almost impossible to measure.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

The phrase "I could care less" is grammatically incorrect, if you could care less, it means you care about it.
Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Sugar doesn't make you hyperactive.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Alcohol doesn't make you warmer.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

The idea of being left or right brained making you artistic or good at math is a total myth.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

The Bible actually never specifies what kind of fruit Adam and Eve eat from the tree.
Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never had Sherlock Holmes say "Elementary, my dear Watson." The catchphrase comes from a 1929 film adaptation.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!


Einstein did drop out of school, but he also had amazing grades.
Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Your hair and fingernails don't keep growing after you die.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

According to the Red Cross, it's not that big of a deal if you eat right before swimming.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Watching too much TV doesn't affect your eyesight. It does however make you fat, depressed, and aggressive.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

There are more than 3 primary colors because scientifically primary colors don't exist.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

You can't see the Great Wall Of China from space. No Astronaut, according to NASA, and now also a Chinese astronaut himself, has ever seen it.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Touching someone who has poison ivy can't give you poison ivy. It has to come from the leaves.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

Johannes Gutenberg didn't invent the world's first printing press. Printing presses in China have existed since around 593 AD.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!


"Dog years" aren't a set thing and actually vary by breed.

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!

You have way more than 5 senses. Scientists put the total somewhere between 14-20, depending on your definition of "sense."

Popular Myths Dispelled - Informative and Funny!


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