10 Stupid Myths You Probably Still Believe

Humans Only Use 10% of Their Brains

This is a misconception. MRI scans show that much more than 10% of the brain is active.

Eating Before Swimming Causes Cramps

There's no evidence to support this claim. In fact, swimming on an empty stomach can lead to low energy levels.

Shaving Makes Hair Grow Back Thicker

Shaving doesn't alter the thickness or rate of hair growth. It may appear thicker initially because of the blunt, stubbly ends.

Bulls Hate the Color Red

Bulls are actually colorblind. They react to the motion of the matador's cape, not its color.

Chewing Gum Takes 7 Years to Digest

Gum is not digested in the same way as food, but it doesn't stay in your system for seven years. It usually passes through in a few days.

Cracking Your Knuckles Causes Arthritis

Studies have not shown a link between knuckle cracking and arthritis. The sound is caused by gas bubbles in the joints.

Einstein Failed Math in School

Einstein was actually an excellent student, and this claim is a widely circulated myth.

Goldfish Have a 3-Second Memory

Studies have shown that goldfish have a memory span longer than a few seconds. They can remember things for several months.

Bats are Blind

While some species of bats use echolocation, they are not blind and have functional eyes.

Sugar Makes Kids Hyperactive

Research has failed to establish a consistent link between sugar consumption and hyperactivity in children.

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