22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

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"Ducks" regularly appear in the public space, which are just as regularly exposed. But even when it has already been proven that another hyped sensation turned out to be a lie, many people continue to believe it — as, for example, in these cases.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

It is believed that if you pick up a chick, the parents will abandon it. In fact, this is not the case: if, for example, you plant a fallen chick in the nest, the parents will continue to take care of it.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

They say when in 1793 Maria‑Antoinette ascended the scaffold, her hair was snow‑white: a 37-year-old woman turned completely gray overnight while waiting for the guillotine. Is it possible to quickly turn gray from severe stress? It turns out — no. Not in one night, not even in a week.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

It is believed that if you click your knuckles, you can earn arthritis. In fact, there is no harm from this, although clicking sounds themselves can be evidence of problems with the joints.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

It is believed that the newly regrowing hair becomes thicker from shaving. In fact, this is not the case: otherwise, to grow an enviable head of hair, it would be enough just to shave your head.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

Many still believe that participation in MLM structures can be a profitable business. In fact, as has long been proven, MLM is beneficial only to those who stand at the top of the pyramid.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

Many still believe that blood is red in the arteries and blue in the veins. Don't believe in this nonsense!

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

It is believed that a person uses his brain only by 10%. Let's not flatter ourselves, people: we use its potential to the fullest — as much as we can.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

Employers who check employees on a lie detector can scrap the devices: their infallibility is greatly exaggerated, and the result depends on many factors, of which a person's honesty is far from the main one.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

"Food pyramids" are as popular as they are incorrect: the structure of nutrition depends on the region, age, and individual needs of the body.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

The theory of the right, logical, and left, creative hemispheres of the brain is very popular, but it is wrong from beginning to end.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

Detox is good mainly as a way of taking money from the population. Our kidneys and liver are quite able to cope with this task themselves, and completely free of charge.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

It is believed that sodium glutamate is very harmful to the body — some even consider it a deadly carcinogen. Meanwhile, it is found in abundance in nature — for example, in tomatoes — and does not cause any harm.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

Many people believe that a dog's mouth is cleaner from a bacterial point of view than a human mouth, and fearlessly kiss their four-legged friends. Meanwhile, the dog's mouth is full of bacteria, including those that are completely harmless to the animal, but can create problems for people.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

Flat Earth. Yes, many still believe in it!

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

A personal carbon footprint or any green initiative focused on individual actions seems like a responsible and reasonable choice — but in practice it makes no sense. BP came up with this concept as part of a marketing campaign to hide the fact that about 72 companies produce 90% of the pollution on the planet.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

Many believe that if you pull out a gray hair, three of the same will grow in its place. In fact, pulling out gray hair does not activate their appearance — this is just as true as the fact that everyone is destined to turn gray, and if the process has started, it cannot be stopped.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

Professional fighters don't actually have to register their hands as weapons, contrary to popular misconception. No body part can be registered as a weapon

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

The story that NASA spent a lot of money on developing a pen for working in space, and the Russians just used a pencil, amuses national pride, but has nothing to do with reality. Pens for space didn't cost NASA that much, and a pencil in zero gravity can't be used at all — otherwise fine graphite dust will get into people's lungs.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

Many people believe that it is forbidden to drive with the light turned on inside the car. In fact, it's just inconvenient: the light in the car makes you strain your eyes to see what is happening outside, especially at night.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

It is believed that a cold happens because a person is frozen. In fact, colds are caused by viruses. Being very cold, you can only facilitate the penetration of the virus into the body, but if it is not there, then there will be no colds.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

Many believe that the average person swallows about 8 spiders in his sleep. In fact, spiders are quite careful and will not climb into a person's mouth — because there is no food there.

22 known misconceptions that are still believed in

The hierarchy of wolves with alpha at the top and omega at the bottom is a pure mistake of the researcher. The author of the original article published a refutation a year later — and now he has been trying to fight this myth for thirty years.

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