10 things our parents lied to us aboutBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/10-things-our-parents-lied-to-us-about
Mom and dad have always been the main source of information for the child. But their data is not always true.
Pictolic decided to fly back in time and remember the myths that our parents told us.
1. Our ears turn red when we lie.
The blood vessels in the ears regulate body temperature, so if they are red, it often means the body is overheated.
2. If you sit too close to the TV, you will hurt your eyes.
This is a very popular misconception. But poor eyesight in children has nothing to do with watching TV or sitting in front of a computer.
3. It is dangerous to stand near a working microwave oven.
Modern microwave ovens are completely safe as long as they are fully functional.
4. In old age, you will get arthritis if you crack your fingers.
This misconception is very popular, but you have absolutely nothing to worry about. No association has been established between arthritis and cracking fingers and knuckles.
5. You will get acne if you eat too much chocolate.
Acne is an inflammation of the skin, and chocolate does not cause acne. There are studies that say otherwise, but scientists believe that this is contradictory.
6. If you swallow gum, it will lie in your stomach for 7 years.
If you swallow gum, it will be digested just like everything else. The only difference is that it will take a little longer. In the end, it will happen easily and naturally.
7. If you touch a toad, you will get warts.
The causes of warts are a decrease in immunity and human papillomavirus.
8. Your hair will grow faster if you cut it more often.
Unfortunately, the rate of hair growth does not depend on how often you cut it. The average hair growth rate is 0.2 mm per day. It is affected by many factors: age, hormones, and even the season.
9. If you get scared when you make faces, you will stay that way forever.
Of course, this is a myth. An association between intimidation and dysfunction of the facial nerve has not been found.
10. If you play video games for too long, you will destroy your TV.
TVs break down over time, no matter how often you play video games. Yes, and modern children's games are available on the computer.