Cracking your knuckles will lead to arthritisTruth: many studies have found no link between the two.
Truth: many studies have found no link between the two.
Vitamin C is a useful weapon for battling the common cold
Truth: health benefits are great for you, but not so great for curing a cold.
Bulls hate the color red
Truth: bulls are color blind.
You can’t fold a piece of paper more than seven times
Truth: you can actually fold it up to 12 times.
Your hair and fingernails will continue to grow after you die
Truth: the skin retracts around them, making it seem as if they grow.
Christopher Columbus discovered America
Truth: the indigenous peoples of the Americas inhabited the land well before any European explorer claimed discovery. Also, the first explorer of European descent to reach North America was Norse Viking Leif Eriksson.
You need to wait an hour after eating before you can swim safely
Truth: does not matter.
A bite from a Daddy Longlegs spider would kill a human being
Truth: the toxin is not dangerous to humans.
It takes seven years to digest swallowed gum
Truth: comes out the other end like any other normal food.
The common goldfish’s memory only lasts a few seconds
Truth: they can actually remember up to five months.
Bats are blind
Truth: their vision is actually quite good.
The fish used to make sushi is raw
Truth: sushi refers to the treated rice that the dishes are served on. Stuff like eel, crab, and octopus are cooked.
Airplanes empty their toilet tanks while flying in mid-air
Truth: that’s pretty obvious… it’s stored and removed.
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world
Mauna Kea in Hawaii is actually the tallest.
Baby birds will be left for dead by their mothers if they make contact with humans
Truth: many birds have limited sense of smell and simply cannot detect a human scent.
The Great Wall of China is visible from space
Truth: it’s nowhere near big enough to be seen from space.
Penguins mate for life
Truth: some penguins do, while others do not.
French leader Napoleon Bonaparte was short
Truth: he was actually 5’2, which would be an average height today of 5’6 .
Humans only use 10% of their brains