25 Caffeine dehydrates you
No, it doesn’t. Although it has a slight diuretic effect, this is not significant enough to dehydrate.
23 The moon has a dark side
It has a far side, but not a dark side. This means that although the far side remains positioned away from Earth, it is still exposed to the sun all the same.
21 Sushi means “raw fish”
It actually translates as “sour tasting”.
20 Fortune cookies are a Chinese tradition
They are actually a Japanese-American tradition that was adopted by the Chinese.
18 Frankenstein was the name of the monster in the book “Frankenstein”
Frankestein was actually the name of the monster’s creator.
16 Cold weather still makes you sick
No. Once again the cold has nothing to do with it. The only reason that flus may circulate more during winter is because of less humidity in the air. This dries out your nasal passages which makes it easier for viruses to affect you. But once again, you are more likely to catch a cold indoors than outside.
15 Wet hair definitely makes you more likely to be sick
Wrong again. As we said, the external temperature has no effect on your body’s ability to resist viruses. Even though it may be cold outside, your body still maintains an internal temperature of 37 degrees celsius. If your body temperature drops even a couple degrees you will become hypothermic. At this point a flu is the least of your worries.
13 Undercover police in the United States have to identify themselves as such
No they don’t. This is a popular myth that was propagated by Hollywood.
11 Alcohol keeps you warm
It is actually more likely to drop your core temperature. The reason for this myth is because it causes vessels near the surface of your skin to dilate, which gives the impression of warmth.
10 The iron maiden was a medieval torture device
They were actually invented during the 18th century to create sensationalism in circuses.
8 Each side of your brain does something different
False, their is no clear division of talents. Each side can potentially be responsible for anything.
6 MSG causes headaches
There is no scientific proof of this, only anecdotal evidence.
5 Vaccines cause autism
This is a widespread myth that originated due to fraudulent research that has been shown to have been manipulated.
3 You have to wait 24 hours to report a missing person
This is dangerously false. You can report a missing person at any point.
1 Pilgrims wore all black and had buckle hats
Nope, they wore late Elizabethan in-colors, which would have been red, yellow, purple, and green. And no buckle hats.
25 Popular Myths That Might Have You Fooled