16 Myths Your Parents Told You, But They're False


Okay here's the first one myth or true carrots can help you see in the dark myth while carrots are full of vitamin a which helps maintain eyesight you won't get night vision in the 1940s british air forces invented a new radar and to keep it secret they told everyone it was carrots that helped them see at nighttime diamonds aren't a special gemstone true while diamonds may be a great engagement rock they're not as rare as we've been made to believe advertising campaigns have made this very common rock something extraordinary if you want something really rare painite gems will look beautiful and empty your wallet at the same time around fifty thousand dollars a carrot fruit loops have different flavors myth there's no point in avoiding the color you don't like all the colors are the same flavor even kellogs has stated that they all share the same blended fruit flavor well now i don't know what to believe anymore dropping a penny from the empire state building can obliterate a person below myth well the penny won't tickle it will not damage anyone on the ground simply the penny can't build up enough speed while it's tumbling to the ground better to just keep the change in your pocket the moon has a dark side myth now the moon isn't going to use the force to rule our satellite is tidally locked with the earth meaning that we're always looking at one side but there's no permanent dark side kleenex was originally designed for gas masks true yeah kimberly clark originally designed a thin cotton substitute to be used as a filter in 1924 kleenex began selling in the us as a cold cream and makeup remover eventually turning into the soft tissues we love today chocolate is bad for you boy isn't that a myth while too much chocolate just like too much of anything can indeed do some harm a little bit can be quite good for you not just any chocolate though only the dark variety yum weekend sleep ins will help you catch up on lost sleep that's a myth as comfy as your bed is on a sunday morning you just can't make up for lost sleep irregular sleep can lower your concentration and performance if you're refreshed when you wake up you've had the right amount zombies are real true now no human has ever turned into a hungry zombie that were shown so much in the movies but they do exist in the animal kingdom a fungus that has a really long name i don't want to pronounce takes over ants with its chemicals under the control of the fungus the ant leaves its family to find a very specific branch or leaf then it lets the fungus sprout out of it and release spores back into the world how delightful the largest living organism is the blue whale african elephant or shack myth while all of those are large the honey fungus in the blue mountains oregon wins by quite a bit with the length of 3.4 miles that's six and a half burj khalifa is end to end and is still growing but on the bright side it's edible mushroom omelet anyone turkeys can blush true just like humans turkeys blush when excited angry or sick the skin on their heads and necks can turn red or even a shade of blue the fleshy flap of skin that hangs over their neck is called a snood it also turns bright red when the bird is excited yeah maybe not at thanksgiving though we only have five senses myth there's no right number some say 5 7 14 24 or even 57 our most basic senses are actually sight hearing smell taste and touch but also movement body position temperature balance and the sense of our internal state like feeling your heart for example close your eyes and touch your nose that's proprioception or body position bats are blind myth bats eyesight is actually better at nighttime than ours they just can't see as well in daytime because they only see in black and white perhaps this myth arose from the fact that bats use sonar to navigate with outside unicorns are real true they're not horses though it's deer that are likely the culprit a single horn can be a genetic anomaly found in some species possibly leading to the unicorn legend that formed a long time ago honey never spoils myth uncovered in a humid environment it will spoil as long as the lid stays on it and no water is added to it honey shouldn't go bad though having anti-fungal and antibacterial properties means no organisms can live in it no matter how old your stored honey is it's probably perfectly edible oranges are always orange myth sweet oranges are a hybrid of tangerines and the pomelo with a bright green skin to help protect them from the sun in warmer climates like southeast asia oranges are still a bright green when ripe makes you wonder what came first the fruit or the color there are bugs in your strawberry frappuccino true but not anymore a dye made of ground up tiny insects called kachineo bugs is used by many companies to make the color red starbucks stop using bug red color in their strawberry frappuccinos in 2015. firefighters use wetter water true to be more efficient at stopping fires firefighters recently started adding certain chemicals to the water the wetting agents reduce the surface tension of the water making it easier to spread and soak into objects leave wasps alone and they'll leave you alone myth while this works for bees their cousins the yellow jackets will disagree known as one of the most bad tempered wasps they've been said to sting unprovoked even if you just happen to walk by their nest if you see wasps give them a wide berth the eiffel tower was supposed to be torn down after 20 years true the eiffel tower was designed to show off france's industrial power during the world's fair the designers cleverly put transmitters and antennas on top to make the tower too useful to eventually demolish head lice prefer dirty hair myth lice don't really think about hair cleanliness they simply need human hair to hang onto whether it's squeaky clean or greasier than a fryer lice feed off of our scalps and the hair is just a place to hang out camels humps store water myth camels don't store water they store fat in their tissues just like me after the holidays these reservoirs of fat allow camels to survive for days in the desert without stopping for food they drink large amounts of water at a time and store that in their bloodstream you need to drink eight glasses of water a day myth staying hydrated is critical especially in hotter weather but we seem to forget that every drink is mainly water even tea and coffee our bodies are the best indicators for when to drink water feel thirsty then it's time to have a drink an elephant never forgets true having the biggest brain of all land animals elephants should have a great memory and they do being able to remember their entire territory friends and spots to find water is crucial to the social structure of elephants they might even have a better memory than you and i now where did i leave my keys bananas grow upside down true bananas grow naturally towards the sun as they're getting larger that's why there's a curve so does that mean we've been peeling them the wrong way this whole time maybe no number before 1000 contains the letter a true now you can try and spell each number out if you like but i bet you're just going to take my word for it the guinness book of world records was created to settle arguments true the world's best tribute book was published in 1955 after an argument about the fastest game bird in europe the managing director of guinness brewery realized there wasn't a go-to book for trivial questions so he created his own and the rest is history you're eating real wasabi myth when you're sitting down for tasty sushi that green paste sometimes isn't wasabi it's horseradish real wasabi is very expensive with a milder taste to it if it's not made in front of you it's not going to be the real thing. 

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