THINGS YOU THOUGHT WERE TRUE BUT ARE NOT
Added on: 2nd May 2015
MT. EVEREST IS THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN
Ok, so if you measure height above sea level, Mt. Everest really is the
highest. If you measure from base to summit though, it would be
Mauna Kea in Hawaii. It’s just that most of it is under water.
YOU’RE NEVER FAR FROM A RAT IN LONDON
Scientists say there are probably 3 million rats in London.
That’s about 1 rat every 150 feet…still pretty far.
CRACKING KNUCKLES CAUSE ARTHRITIS
No, it won’t cause arthritis but after a long time studies show it may
lower grip strength.
TOILET DOORS ARE DANGEROUSLY BACTERIA INFESTED
According to studies at the University of Arizona door handles have the
least bacteria in the room. They are too dry and hard for bacteria to survive.
FISH HAVE SHORT MEMORIES
Your fish are actually pretty smart and researchers at the Institute of
Technology in Israel have trained them to do some crazy things.
GUM STAYS IN YOUR BODY
Pediatric gastroenterologist David Milov of Nemours Children’s Clinic in
Florida debunked this myth in Scientific American. No colonoscopy
has ever revealed abnormally old pieces of gum in the gastric system.
A DUCK’S QUACK DOESN’T ECHO
Actually, it does. You’ll need a duck and a tunnel if you don’t believe us.
NAILS AND HAIR CONTINUE TO GROW AFTER YOU DIE
This myth comes from the fact that after death skin recedes from the
body making fingernails and hair appear longer.