We dispel the most popular myths

We dispel the most popular myths

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There are "statements" in which we believe from childhood, for example, that in winter you cannot go without a hat, otherwise you can get meningitis. In fact, this is not true, since the cause of this disease is not hypothermia, but pathogenic microorganisms: meningococci, pneumococci, viruses, etc., which are the causative agents of meningococcal infection. And the hat has nothing to do with it. Want to dispel other popular myths? Then read our material.

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We dispel the most popular myths

1. Fresh vegetables are better than frozen ones. It is not true. According to the latest research, frozen vegetables are just as valuable as fresh ones. Moreover, it often happens that more vitamin is stored in frozen vegetables than in fresh ones, because the latter takes too long to reach store shelves and lose most of the nutrients along the way. (Photo: Corbis).

We dispel the most popular myths

2. Alcohol warms. It is not true. Alcohol, dilating blood vessels, first creates the effect of "warm skin", but only for a short period of time, and then the body temperature decreases. (Photo: Morgan David De Lo).

We dispel the most popular myths

3. We lose most of the heat through the head. It is a myth. Recent studies have shown that only 7-10 percent of the heat we lose through the head. In fact, heat dissipates equally through all open parts of our body - hands, fingers, neck, etc. (Photo: darrya / Getty Images).

We dispel the most popular myths

4. We get fat from carbohydrates. Partially true. The thing is because of what kind of carbohydrates we can gain excess weight. It turns out that complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) are healthy themselves. Whereas simple carbohydrates with a lot of white sugar are harmful. (Photo: Alison Wright / Corbis).

We dispel the most popular myths

5. We only use 10 percent of our brain. It is not true. Studies using magnetic resonance imaging have shown that even during sleep, almost the entire brain is constantly working. (Photo: Getty Images).

We dispel the most popular myths

6. Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Measured from base to summit, not sea level to summit, the highest mountain in the world would be Mauna Kea (10,210 meters) in Hawaii. Most of it is just hidden under the water. (Photo: Getty Images).

We dispel the most popular myths

7. If chewing gum is swallowed, the intestines may stick together. It is not true. Like all other foods that are indigestible, after traveling through our intestines, chewing gum will come out of it along with the stool. (Photo: Getty Images).

We dispel the most popular myths

8. "Black holes" are holes in space. It is not true. Don't be fooled by the name. In fact, black holes are not empty space, but a giant accumulation of matter, so dense that its powerful gravitational force even affects light. (Photo: Getty Images).

We dispel the most popular myths

9. Red infuriates bulls. It is a myth. The aggressive behavior of bulls has nothing to do with the color red. Bulls are color blind and the only thing that annoys them is waving a rag in front of them. (Photo: Getty Images).

We dispel the most popular myths

10. Toilet door handle is a breeding ground for germs. According to research from the University of Arizona, a toilet doorknob is the least contaminated area in the entire room. Most bacteria like humid and warm places, so they wouldn't survive for too long on a doorknob. However, if you continue to be overcome by paranoia about this, then all kinds of cleaning and hygiene equipment will help you. (Photo: Getty Images).

We dispel the most popular myths

11. Lightning does not strike twice in the same place. It is not true. There is no physical, meteorological, geographic or geological reason why lightning could not strike multiple times in the same location. Examples include tall buildings such as the Eiffel Tower or the Empire State Building, which are struck by lightning every year. (Photo: Getty Images).

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