The internet has created it very easy for information to spread, for people to search out out things that they wouldn’t have known before. And it’s so quick! unfortunately, this additionally means it’s very easy for incorrect information to spread, and spread, and spread. Thus here are 10 facts that the internet loves that are, in fact, wrong.
10 Popular Facts That Are Not True :
You can see the Great Wall of China from space.
Nothing man-made is visible from space. We just aren’t that great. Sorry.
Cracking your knuckles gives your arthritis.
No one knows where this “fact” came from, but it’s been definitely disproved several times. When you crack your knuckles, all you’re doing is popping bubbles of gas in the joints. Nothing major.
Bulls hate the color red.
We’re all familiar with the image of a matador swinging his red cape and the bull charging and the matador viciously killing the bull. Turns out, bulls are colour blind and the fact that the cape is red is irrelevant. They just hate the way it moves.
Humans did not evolve from apes.
Your idea of evolution is all wrong. We didn’t come from apes; both humans and apes came from a common ancestor. You’re not your cousins child (well, in most of the world, anyway. Yee-haw)
Vikings wore horned helmets
Picture a Viking. He’s probably a) ginger, b) has a great big bushy beard, c) is carrying a huge axe d) is wearing a horned helmet, and e) is horny for the raping and the pillaging. Well, most of those are probably wrong. The helmet part definitely is. Horned helmets were gone from the regions the Viking moved through long before their time.
Your nails and hair continue to grow after death
They don’t. Sorry. It just looks like they have, because of the slight shrinking that takes place in the body after death, due to a lack in water content.
A penny thrown off the Empire State Building is deadly
Force = mass times acceleration. And a penny ways, i believe the scientific term is, practically nothing. You’d need to drop it from a lot higher than the Empire State Building for it to harm.
We only use 10% of our brains
Nature hates waste. We could only consciously use about 10% of our brain, however the rest of it’s still getting used. Think of how many things your body will without your input – memory, breathing, heart rate, liver function, etc. Way more thinking than you are doing yourself. Therefore sorry Scarlett Johnson and Morgan freeman – Lucy sucked.
We lose most of our body heat through our heads
No, no we don’t. Heat loss is, in fact, almost equally distributed. It’s simply that we’re usually not wearing hats, but we are wearing clothes.
The whole Vaccines/Autism link
This one is simply plain stupid. There was one study that said there was a link, that was conducted using poor science and just usually crap and has later been denounced by actual scientists. VACCINES don’t CAUSE autism. Say it with me. If you don’t vaccinate your children, you’re putting lives at risk.
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