It is surprising how many myths and misconceptions we hear and believe everyday, this post will cover the top 11 most famous myths that we all believe.
1. The Great Wall Of China Is NOT Visible From Space
This famous misconception began well before space exploration, the great wall of china cannot be seen from space with the unaided eye. Here is an image in loworbit barely showing the great wall
2. Black Holes ARE NOT Actually Holes
Black holes are not what the normal person would imagine them to be as, in fact, black holes are the complete opposite of a ‘hole’. A way to explain a black hole is to think of a star ten times more massive than the Sun squeezed into a sphere approximately the diameter of New York City.
3. Bulls DON’T Hate The Color Red
Bulls are completely color blind, they don’t react to the color, they react to the waving motion of the cloth as a threat, therefore they attack.
4. The Three Wise Men Was A Lie
No where in the New Testament does it specify there were ‘three’ wisemen, this was just a misconception.
5. Vikings DID NOT Wear Horned Helmets
This common myth is seen in cartoon shows and even movies which makes it seem like it really happened, well it didn’t.
6. Dogs DO NOT Sweat Through Salivating
Dogs actually use paintaing to maintain temperature and they sweat through their footpads.
7. Goldfish Have More Then A 3 Second Memory
We’ve all heard this, and probably believed it. But goldfish actually have a 3 month memory span.
8. You CAN Swim After Eating
Waiting 30 minutes, or an hour after eating to avoid cramps will do absolutely nothing, food will not increase the risk of getting cramps. The only thing eating food before swimming can do is cause shortness of breath.
9. Bananas DO NOT grow on trees.
Bannanas actually grow on a type of herb that much resembles a tree.
10. Bats ARE NOT Blind
Bats are not in fact blind, on top of not being blind they also use echolocation which helps them.