There are a few well known myths out there that we've all come across at some point,.However, some of these have now been debunked, some are based on misconception. And surprisingly, some have also been deliberate hoaxes
Check out these 23 well known myths checklist- some of them may surprise you.
Cell phones use radiofrequency, not radiation. Ionizing radiation has been shown to cause DNA damage and cancer, but radiofrequency has not been shown to do that. Gab away, friends.
You can sense all tastes on all parts of your tongue.
When hair grows, it forms a tapered end. When you shave it, you cut it off at the thickest, darkest part, so the remaining stubble does appear to be thicker and darker. However, there is no change to the growth rate at all.
This is a surprising one as glass is actually an amorphous solid, not a super cooled liquid.
It actually translates to "sour tasting," and refers to the rice, not the fish.
The name "Frankenstein" refers to the doctor who created the monster in Mary Shelley's famous horror novel. His name is Victor Frankenstein. The creature he creates out of body parts, actually has no name.
Viruses travel more easily through cold air, which holds less moisture. That's why people are more likely to fall ill in the winter. But you're more likely to catch a cold while cooped up inside with germy people than you are outside in the snow.
It makes you feel warm because it dilates your blood vessels, giving your face a warm, flushed feeling. But it also drops your core temperature, actually making you colder. If you feel warm, it's because your surroundings feel warmer compared to your cooling body.
The same side of the moon always faces the Earth, which is why its surface looks the same each night. The "dark" side is the same color, but it's just in shadow. "Dark" refers to the fact that the sun doesn't shine on it.
Caffeine does have a slight diuretic effect (as in, it makes you pee), but a cup of coffee won't dry you out. That's because it's mostly water -- which is also why it makes you have to pee.
This is more of a misunderstanding. Dogs do regulate their temperature by panting, but it's not sweat. Dogs actually sweat from their paw pads.
They actually dressed just like anyone else in late Elizabethan times, with a full range of colors depending on the current fashion. The somber black wardrobe was invented later.
People swear by this, but it's actually a scientific impossibility. Salt raises the boiling point of water, which means that adding salt actually makes water take longer to boil.
If someone you know is missing, don't wait a full day! This dangerous rumor is very false. You can report someone missing at any point.
No, no, no they don't. This myth became an issue due to some faulty, manipulated research. The doctor who fabricated the study even had his medical license revoked. Please vaccinate your kids. Because you know what's way worse than autism? Polio.
Now that you're more educated, it's time to spread the truth and get rid of these misconceptions!