15 ‘Facts’ About Our Body That Are Totally Untrue

There’s something in our body that we can’t explain- how it works and when it stops to function. Our body is mysterious in itself and the way its parts program is incredible. We know a lot of our body parts and their own functions, but there are some of these body parts that are said to mislead some information.

Have you ever heard someone telling you that we only use 10% of our brain? Well, that’s not true. It’s an absolute falsey-myth you’re blinded with ever since. And to unfold some myth about our body parts, here are said ‘truths’ which are incredibly false.

MYTH #1: The blood in your veins is blue

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Blood is always red, even when it’s deoxygenated because of hemoglobin. Our veins only look blue because of how light reflects on our skin.

MYTH #2: Fingernails and hair keep growing after death

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Fingernails need glucose to grow, and after death, it’s just not possible, and it’s the same general process for hair. The reason why we think they keep growing is that the skin around our fingernails shrink as it dehydrates, giving off the appearance of longer nails.

MYTH #3: You should never wake up a sleepwalker

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Waking up a sleepwalker will not put them into shock or give them a heart attack (typically). While you probably shouldn’t wake up a sleepwalker still, the best thing you can do is gently lead them by the arm back to bed.

MYTH #4: Sugar makes you hyper

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Science has found that this myth simply is not true. Sugary treats are often eaten at birthday parties and celebrations, which are associated with excitement and happiness – that’s the only link.

MYTH #5: Reading in the dark ruins your eyes

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Chances are, your mom or dad told you this when you were growing up, but it’s a lie. It might give you a headache, but it won’t cause lasting damage to your eyes.

MYTH #6: It takes seven years for gum to digest

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Even though gum base can’t be broken down, it does not stay in your stomach for seven years. Since gum is so small, it eventually finds a way to pass from the stomach and out of the body.

MYTH #7: The cold causes colds

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Cold can suppress autoimmunity, but the only thing that actually causes a cold is the rhinovirus.

MYTH #8: Your hair grows back thicker and darker after shaving

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Though it may look like it, it’s simply not true. Your hair naturally tapers off at the end and when you shave, you expose the thicker part of the shaft (it naturally tapers off as it grows). It may look darker because you’re not used to seeing your hair color against your skin.

MYTH #9: You need to drink eight glasses of water every day

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How much you really need to drink depends on your body weight and level of activity. Plus, juice, tea, coffee, etc. all count toward your fluid consumption – not just water.

MYTH #10: Skipping meals will help you lose weight

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It’s simple math: calories in vs. calories out when it comes to weight loss. So if you skip a meal and don’t reduce your day’s overall calories, you’re not losing weight.

MYTH #11: You have to wait 30 minutes after eating to swim

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Most likely, you won’t drown if you don’t follow this “advice.” It turns out, this advice was just to give parents a break and the worst that could generally happen is a small cramp from eating too much.

MYTH #12: We only use 10% of our brain

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This has been so misquoted over time that we don’t really know where this myth originated. Modern brain scans have determined this to be complete bogus, and have shown activity throughout the entire brain, even when we’re resting.

MYTH #13: Cracking your knuckles causes arthritis

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Cracking your knuckles is simply negative pressure pulling nitrogen gas into the joint, which is considered harmless. However, if there is pain when cracking, you should consult a doctor.

MYTH #14: You can catch a wart from a toad

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No, toads don’t pass warts along to humans – warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is only transmitted by people.

MYTH #15: Eating fat makes you “fat”

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Your brain needs fat to function, so you definitely need fat in your diet. Eating too many calories is what makes someone “fat.”
 (h/t): Diply

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