Don’t Be THAT Person: 10 Myths Making You Look Foolish to the World

"The Great Wall of China is visible from space."

Truth: Despite popular belief, it's not visible without aid from low Earth orbit.

"Humans only use 10% of their brains."

Truth: Neuroimaging shows activity coursing through the entire brain, even while we rest.

"Shaving makes your hair grow back thicker."

Truth: Hair may feel coarser initially, but shaving doesn't change its thickness or growth rate.

"You can catch a cold from being out in the cold."

Truth: Colds are caused by viruses, not cold weather.

"Goldfish have a 3-second memory span."

Truth: They can actually remember things for months!

"Eating carrots improves night vision."

Truth: While they're good for eye health due to Vitamin A, they won't give you night-vision superpowers.

"Cracking your knuckles leads to arthritis."

Truth: No scientific evidence supports this claim. The cracking sound is gas bubbles bursting.

"Bats are blind."

Truth: Bats can see, and some species even have excellent night vision.

"You swallow an average of 8 spiders a year while sleeping."

Truth: This is a baseless myth. Spiders aren't interested in crawling into human mouths.

"Touching baby birds will cause their mother to reject them."

Truth: Most birds have a limited sense of smell and won't abandon their offspring due to human scent.

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