1. Myth: Vaccines cause autism.
Truth: Multiple scientific studies have disproven any link between vaccines and autism. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing infectious diseases.
2. Myth: Humans only use 10% of their brains.
Truth: Brain imaging techniques show that the majority of the brain is active and involved in various functions throughout the day.
3. Myth: Cracking your knuckles leads to arthritis.
Truth: Knuckle cracking does not cause arthritis. The sound is caused by the release of gas bubbles in the synovial fluid of the joints and has no long-term negative effects.
4. Myth: Shaving makes hair grow back thicker and darker.
Truth: Shaving has no impact on the thickness or color of hair. The regrowth may appear coarser due to the blunt ends, but it is not actually thicker or darker.
5. Myth: Swallowed gum stays in your stomach for seven years.
Truth: While gum is indigestible, it passes through the digestive system like other food and is eventually excreted. It does not remain in the stomach or intestines for an extended period.
6. Myth: Bats are blind.
Truth: Bats are not blind; they have excellent vision, especially in low-light conditions. However, some species also use echolocation to navigate and locate prey.
7. Myth: Bulls are enraged by the color red.
Truth: Bulls are actually color-blind and cannot specifically react to the color red. They are stimulated by the movement of the matador's cape, regardless of its color.
8. Myth: Goldfish have a three-second memory.
Truth: Goldfish have good memories and can remember things for months. They can be trained, recognize their owners, and learn to respond to various stimuli.
9. Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
Truth: Lightning can strike the same place multiple times, especially tall structures or prominent landmarks that provide a favorable path for electrical discharge.
10. Myth: Sugar causes hyperactivity in children.
Truth: Scientific research has not found a direct link between sugar consumption and hyperactivity in children. Other factors, such as excitement and environmental stimulation, may contribute to hyperactive behavior.