Popular Misconceptions Dispelled (27 pics + 3 videos)

Posted in PICTURES       28 Jun 2012       16309       7 GALLERY VIEW

Here are a bunch of common myths that need to be straightened out, but the question is whether or not you can handle the truth.


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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

You still shouldn't trust cows though.

Humans actually have 5 kinds of tastebuds, the 5th is used for detecting savory flavors, like soy sauce or mushrooms.

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

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.

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

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

The phrase "I could care less" is grammatically incorrect, if you could care less, it means you care about it. Duh.

Sugar doesn't make you hyperactive.

Alcohol doesn't make you warmer.

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

The Bible actually never specifies what kind of fruit Adam and Eve eat from the tree.

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

Einstein did drop out of school, but he also had amazing grades.

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

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

Waking a sleepwalker doesn't cause them to harm themselves.

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

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

You can't see the Great Wall Of China from space. No Astronaut, according to NASA, has ever seen it.

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

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

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

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

So there you have it, your entire life has been a lie. Go out and spread the word!

Credits:  www.buzzfeed.com

Gun 10 year s ago
Finally a set of facts that are all true too, well done izismile. Also could have known them all if you watched QI.
Sigh 10 year s ago
Actually meteors are quite hot, having burned through the atmosphere, but other than that: correct.
kool 10 year s ago
maybe is a misconception could be they are hot but depending on their sizes and they definitely have no a flame tail like movies.
Fenrisulven 10 year s ago
#5 It's cell fluid.
#10 This is not a lemming...
#11 I do :P
#2 This is true. Meteorites are frozen before entering the atmosphere. The heated surface flies off because of the friction, and the part that lands is quite cold. This is because the fall through the atmosphere is quick and not enough to heat the rock.
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
Member 10 year s ago
"I could care less" must be an American thing. In the UK we say, "I couldn't care less".

The reason for not eating before you swim isn't a huge deal but could be dangerous. It's not because you get stomach cramps, it's because the blood is diverted to your stomach muscles to help digest your food. It means your arms and legs will fatigue sooner which could result in problems depending where you're swimming.
jakerawk 10 year s ago
the color temperature of sunlight is blue. that's why the sky is blue. btw, most of this is either a half truth or a crock of shit.
Get a life Trolls 10 year s ago
I love all the comments here by the Internet Geniuses....good thing you have ALL the "correct" answers, it makes the internet an example of perfection...




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