Things You Always Trusted That Aren’t True
There are some details you pick up along the way in life that are easily confirmed as fact. In many cases, they’re so seemingly irrelevant.
This is true that not everything your parents tell you is true. As we grow up we come to know that much information which is known as common knowledge is actually misapprehension. These facts are supposed to be true because of how prevalent they are throughout society and how they’re passed from one generation to another.
Below are the following myths that we trusted and assumed to be true:
- Fresh vegetables are better than frozen vegetables – According to the studies it has been proven that frozen fruits and vegetables can be as nutritious as the fresh ones. According to the analyst, a fruit or vegetable starts leaving its nutrients once it’s picked up from the farm, and by the time it reaches the grocery store, it has lost a lot of nutrients. On the other hand, a frozen fruit is instantly processed once it is picked and, as a result, can keep its nutrient levels improved.
- Salty water boils quickly – It is believed that when we add sprinkle of salt in boiling water, it boils quickly but this is not true. It makes no difference, in fact, it make boiling takes longer.
- There are not different parts of the tongue dedicated to contrasting tastes. Every taste can be disclosed on every part of the tongue.
- Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world: the top of Mount Everest is higher above sea level than the peak of any other mountain, but Mauna Kea in Hawaii is the tallest mountain when measured from base to peak.
- It is said that the Great Wall of China can be seen from space, but the astronauts confirmed that they can’t see the Great Wall of China from the moon.
- It is believed that chameleons change their color to match their environment. They change according to their mood, temperature, communication and light, but not the object they are touching.
- We all know that humans have five senses, but it turns out, there are at least nine senses and most researchers’ think that there are more than 21.
- People believed that when you hold a baby bird, it will make its mother reject it. Most birds have a very low sense of smell, so in most cases they wouldn’t even notice.
- There is no such rule exist that you need to wait 24 hours before launching a missing person complaint to the police.
- This fact is not true that you need to wait for an hour after eating before you can swim safely. Swimming becomes uncomfortable after a big meal, but it won’t cause you to drown.
- It is believed that shaving your hair makes it grow back faster; in fact shaving even doesn’t change its thickness, color or rate of growth.
- People believe that microwave heat can cause cancer. But most experts say that microwave ovens don’t even give off enough energy to damage the DNA in cells so how can they cause cancer.
- Ostriches entomb their head in the sand when they are afraid. They absorb sand and gravel to help grind up food in their stomachs. This means they have to lean down and shortly stick their heads in the earth to collect this material.
- Carrots help you see at night. It contains vitamin A or retinol, which is used to synthesize rhodopsin that works in low-light conditions. If you have a vitamin A deficiency, you will evolve night blindness. Eating carrots would correct this and improve your night vision, but only to the level of a normal healthy person.
- It is said that eating cheese before bed will give you nightmares. Cheese is believed to give you more intensely charged dreams, but not mainly nightmares.
- People say that drinking alcohol keeps you warm. 1 or 2 glasses of alcohol causes your blood vessels to enlarge, moving warm blood closer to the surface of your skin and making you feel warmer for the time being. However, the body loses heat at the same time.
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