Life Debunked myths that a lot of people still believe (18 Photos) March 9, 2017 borednerdist 176 Views 0 Comments believe, debunked, myths, people, photos, still 1 sourceThe colour red drives bulls insane Bulls actually see the colour red as another shade of grey. What gets them nice and angry is actually the constant waving of the flag itself. 2 sourceAn earthworm that is split in two will become two earthworms As cool as that sounds, it’s actually just the front half of the worm that will continue to live. 3 sourceDogs see the world in black and white Dogs see colour, they just don’t see it as vibrantly as we do. 4 sourceDe-oxygenated blood is blue The reality is that blood is never actually blue. It is always a shade of red. The reason why it appears blue in some veins is because of the fact that blue wavelengths of light are the only ones that have the ability to penetrate to the depth that those veins are beneath the skin. 5 sourceGoldfish have a memory span of 5 seconds That’d be awful. Luckily this isn’t true, as goldfish actually have a pretty decent memory. 6 Camels store water in their humps As much as I’d love to believe that one, it turns out their humps are just filled with fat. 7 Lightning doesn’t strike the same spot twice It does, that’s what lightning rods are for. 8 sourceIt takes 7 years for you to digest your swallowed gum Gee, thanks Magic School Bus! The reality is that while it is indigestible, swallowed gum will pass through your body as fast as anything else you eat. 9 sourceVitamin C stops you from getting sick Unfortunately popping vitamin C tablets like candy wont stop that cold from coming. It will, however, shorten the amount of time it stays. 10 sourceThat there are right brained and left brained people While some things we do activate one side or the other of our brains, this has no actual impact on our individual personalities. 11 sourceBats are blind As fun as the saying ‘blind as a bat’ is, it simply isn’t true. Bats can both use echolocation AND their eyes to get around. 12 Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis The fact is that cracking your knuckles is harmless. The sound you hear is gasses within your joints rapidly escaping. 13 sourceLife expectancy was incredibly low in the Middle Ages It is often believed that if you were 30 years old in the Middle Ages you were considered a senior citizen or something. In actuality, the reason why the life expectancy was so low is because of the high infant mortality during the time. 14 sourceWe only use 10% of our brains We use all of our brain, of course! However, we never use the whole thing at the same time. 15 sourceThe tongue tastes different flavours in different areas While certain areas of the tongue are more sensitive to flavours, it can actually taste any flavour on any part of it. 16 sourceVikings wore horns There is no evidence that shows that vikings wore horns at all. The first instance of this was from an old play, where the prop designer put some horns on a helmet for someone playing a viking. 17 sourceEinstein was bad in school Einstein got 6’s in nearly every class he took. That’s the equivalent of an ‘A’. 18 Sugar makes children hyper Scientists debunked this myth with several studies. It turns out that kids are just more hyper in general, and that when they’re given sugary candy, well, they’re just stoked about it. 19 Knowledge, man..knowledge.