21 Lies And Myths We Believe To Be True Finally Debunked
Face It We Have Been Led Down The Wrong Path.
Some of these myths were around so long because we took them as unchecked truths.
They are some of the beliefs we have grown up with and were handed down by people before us.
Usually, if an elder person said something, what did we know, or why would we even question it not being correct.
Which one of these 21 Myths did you fervently believe?
1. You lose most of your body heat through your head.
This is true — but only in infants. After infancy, you lose just as much heat from your arms as you do from your head. The only differences is that, unless you’re wearing a hat, your head is often exposed to the elements.
2. Cell phones give you cancer.
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.
3. Different places on your tongue taste different things.
You can sense all tastes on all parts of your tongue.
4. Fortune cookies are a Chinese tradition.
They’re a Chinese food tradition now, but the custom of putting paper messages inside of cookies is actually a Japanese-American invention. It was later appropriated by Chinese-American restaurateurs.
5. Shaving makes your hair grow in thicker and darker.
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 look thicker and darker. But it’s not. The growth rate is unaffected, and if you let it grow, it will be the same color and texture as before.