Everyday Facts You Know Are Correct?

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    Cracking your knuckles will lead to arthritisTruth: many studies have found no link between the two.

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    Truth: many studies have found no link between the two.

     Vitamin C is a useful weapon for battling the common cold

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    Truth: health benefits are great for you, but not so great for curing a cold.

     Bulls hate the color red

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    Truth: bulls are color blind.

     You can’t fold a piece of paper more than seven times

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    Truth: you can actually fold it up to 12 times.

    Your hair and fingernails will continue to grow after you die

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    Truth: the skin retracts around them, making it seem as if they grow.

    Christopher Columbus discovered America

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    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

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    Truth: does not matter.

     A bite from a Daddy Longlegs spider would kill a human being

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    Truth: the toxin is not dangerous to humans.

    It takes seven years to digest swallowed gum

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    Truth: comes out the other end like any other normal food.

    The common goldfish’s memory only lasts a few seconds

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    Truth: they can actually remember up to five months.

    Bats are blind

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    Truth: their vision is actually quite good.

    The fish used to make sushi is raw

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    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

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    Truth: that’s pretty obvious… it’s stored and removed.

     Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world

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    Mauna Kea in Hawaii is actually the tallest.

     

    Baby birds will be left for dead by their mothers if they make contact with humans

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    Truth: many birds have limited sense of smell and simply cannot detect a human scent.

    The Great Wall of China is visible from space

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    Truth: it’s nowhere near big enough to be seen from space.

    Penguins mate for life

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    Truth: some penguins do, while others do not.

    French leader Napoleon Bonaparte was short

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    Truth: he was actually 5’2, which would be an average height today of 5’6 .

     Humans only use 10% of their brains

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