What are the myths that people refuse to let go of, even when they’re proven wrong? Somebody recently asked “What’s an annoying myth that people still cling to?” Here are the top 18 answers.
Gum Takes 7 Years to Pass Through Your Digestive System
“That takes me back to being 5 years old again. I think that was just a mom tactic to keep you from constantly swallowing your gum.”
Reading of A Will
“Disappointed there won’t be a dramatic videotaped reading where Gramps confirms most of his estate will be left to his cat and his ungrateful heirs won’t receive a penny.“
Black Belts Have to Register Their Fists as Weapons
“If you walk around with your hands in your pockets, do they become concealed weapons?”
The Earth Is Flat
“Honestly, what reason would world governments have to hide the shape of the earth?”
That Humans only Use 10% of Their Brain
“Imagine believing that humans evolved a massive computational organ only to never use 90% of it.”
That You Have to Get Married and Have a Family to Be Happy
“Not having kids is one of the best decisions I ever made, for me and for them.”
The Moon Landing Was Fake
“I worked for a guy that believes that it was fake. I laughed myself right out of a job.”
You Eat Spiders in Your Sleep
“Spider will not knowingly walk into a predator’s mouth. They can sense both the heartbeat, heat, and noise from humans. All things that would alert them not to go into our mouth.”
That Black Cats Are Evil
“I have an old black cat. He’s giant and has incredibly long fangs that hang out of his mouth. He’s the gentlest and cuddliest boy ever.”
MSG Is Bad for You
“I’m almost out of my bottle of Accent. MSG is amazing and its bad rap is all due to some racists from the 60s. Almost nobody has any real reaction to it and most of the ones who say they do just think they do. It naturally occurs in all kinds of foods most people eat regularly.”
Blood Isn’t Blue Inside the Body and Is Red Once It Hits Oxygen
“Red blood is iron-based Blue blood is copper based. Offhand, the only organism I can think of with blue blood is a horseshoe crab.”
Diet Pills Exist to Make You Lose Weight without Going to The Gym
Many diet pills are considered to be “supplements” and are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Target Fat Loss in Specific Areas of The Body by Doing Certain Exercises
“Abs is one of the worst ones. The abdominal muscles are extremely difficult to actually grow compared to some of the other muscle groups on the arms, chest, back, and legs. 99% of having a “6-pack” is just low body fat and genetics.”
Bats Are Blind
“They technically can see better than humans as they can see with their eyes and see stuff in pitch darkness.”
Eating Carrots Helps You See in The Dark
“The most successful piece of wartime propaganda ever as it is still being believed 78 years after the war ended.”
Flashing Your Lights While Driving Is a Gang Initiation
“This used to be on some kind of email chain back in the day. An old boyfriend of mine even believed in this myth.”
Men and Women Having a Different Number of Ribs
“I remember when I was a kid at church adults telling us about how men had one less rib than women and that this was proof.”
In America, It Is Illegal to Have the Overhead Light on While Driving
“I believed this until a year ago when I saw someone say it wasn’t true and googled it. It’s like everyone’s parents all just came together and lied to their kids about it, and they believe it usually until at least 18.”
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