THINGS YOU THOUGHT WERE TRUE BUT ARE NOT
Added on: 23rd Feb 2015
YOU LOSE MOST OF YOUR BODY HEAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD
Actually, if you were completely naked you would lose the same amount
of body heat everywhere. It’s just that your head is less likely to
THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA IS THE ONLY MAN MADE
OBJECT YOU CAN SEE FROM SPACE
Even from low Earth orbit the wall is extremely hard to spot and there are
other monuments that are much easier to see. This myth is hundreds
of years old, however, so it’s not hard to understand why people would
have thought something like this.
GLASS IS A SLOW MOVING LIQUID
Although it may seem this way especially when you see those old
windows that seem to be really wavy, glass doesn’t “flow”.
It is an amorphous solid.
DIFFERENT PARTS OF YOUR TONGUE DETECT
The truth is that we detect all the tastes on every part of our tongue
to roughly the same extent.
PEOPLE THOUGHT THE EARTH WAS FLAT BEFORE
COLUMBUS DISCOVERED IT WASN’T
Wrong again. People have known since Greek times that we live
on a large spherical ball.
DEOXYGENATED BLOOD IS BLUE
Although it can appear blue with the right lighting it is actually dark red.
CHAMELEONS CHANGE COLOUR TO MATCH
While they do change colour, its actually due to physiological
and emotional changes.
HUMANS HAVE FIVE SENSES
The total number of senses varies depending upon the scientist
you’re asking. Nociception and proprioception are two examples of
“extra” senses, but one thing is for sure…we have more than five.
MOTHER BIRDS WILL ABANDON BABY BIRDS
IF YOU TOUCH THEM
Most people think it’s because of your smell but this is wrong.
Baby birds don’t get abandoned just because a human touches them.