13 Myths that we believe, from childhood, despite the fact that have nothing to do with the reality

Sometimes common misconceptions creep into our unconscious and we have no hesitation in taking them as truths.

Great.guru has found 13 fake data in which many continue to believe.

1. The shifting sands can absorb completely to a person or an animal

We know perfectly well by the films that enter the quicksand is a certain death if you are not at your side, a friend of self-sacrificing with a long rope.

In fact, the shifting sands are a mixture of sand and water. Given the consistency of this mixture is greater than the consistency of water, a person caught in the sand until the chest will float like a buoy. The victims of quicksand have to lie on their backs to distribute the weight and simply wait for the water to go.

2. Use a mobile phone at the service station can cause an explosion of gasoline

Contrary to the popular legend, a phone that works can’t cause an explosion, even if you are surrounded by gasoline vapor at a concentration sufficient for ignition.

Precautions on the use of the telephone in the service stations are mainly due to the fact that the radio waves of your phone may affect the electronic equipment that controls the fuel pump.

3. If covers the exhaust pipe of the car with something, the motor is deactivated

The movies often show scenes in which the car gets off with the help of a foreign object placed in the exhaust pipe. A similar experiment was carried out in the popular documentary “mythbusters”. In practice, all of the objects used in the test came out immediately from the pipe as soon as the engine started.

4. The coffee is not made out of beans, but rather seeds

Despite the fact that many believe that coffee is made of beans, in reality they are seeds of a plant. The coffee tree is a plant type evergreen. Their fruits of bright red color and contain seeds. Of these, then the post-processing to obtain the coffee beans that we are all accustomed. In fact, the coffee has nothing to do with leguminous plants.

5. Vitamin C helps to fight colds

Medical research has shown that people who take vitamin C regularly catch colds at least with the same frequency as the others. And there is no evidence of the effect of vitamin C on viruses.

A cold is an infection caused by a virus and, apart from getting vaccinated against the flu, yet there are no medicines for its prevention. You can only relieve the symptoms. The only recommendation is bed rest and plenty of fluids.

6. The penguins are monogamous and find a life partner

In fact the penguins are monogamous periodically. It is true that they spend with the same partner day and night, but only during the breeding season, which lasts between 20 and 30 days and after approximately 2 months, while they care for, and feed their chicks. In the rest of the time it is possible not to see and even migrate in the winter to completely different places.

It sounds a little sad, but the greater part of the life the penguins spend alone.

7. The shaving of hair causes it to grow thicker

Despite the existence of a widespread misunderstanding, shaving hair does not affect its subsequent growth and density. Growth repeated of the hair is determined only by internal factors, such as genes and hormones. What are the reasons this myth? When the hairs begin to grow, their tips are blunt and it appears thicker. But in reality is only an illusion.

8. Men think of sex every 7 seconds

There is the view that men too often have thoughts frivolous, but this is nothing more than an urban legend. According to the results of an investigation, there was no gender difference in how much time a man or woman thinks about sex. And of course this does not happen every 7 seconds. We wonder how the creators of this myth they were able to collect this statistic.

9. One should not wake sleepwalkers

Although few people in real life is encountered with sleepwalking, many have heard the myth that those who rise up asleep can not be awakened in any case. In fact, if they wake up, surprised and confused, but nothing bad will happen. There are many more possibilities for damage if you continue to walk asleep.

10. Mars: the red planet

Mars, often called the “red planet” has in the atmosphere a large amount of dust of iron oxides. Because of this, from a large distance, the color of the planet can vary from pink to brown. In fact, to Mars, rather it is of golden brown color.

11. We lose most of our heat through the head

In our childhood we are often told: “don’t go out without a hat: let all the heat is going through your head!” Some even believe that about 50 per cent of the heat is going just for the head. In fact, the heat of the body is equal in any part of the same. When it’s cold you congelarás the same way wearing a cap and a light jacket or having a warm jacket without cap.

12. The bagpipes come from Scotland

Many believe that the bagpipes are musical instruments scottish. In fact, the bagpipe, as well as many other musical instruments, came to Europe from the East. According to one of the existing versions, the bagpipe arrived to Scotland thanks to the vikings.

13. The SOS signal is translated as “save our souls”

The myth that the international signal of distress SOS is an abbreviation of the English phrase “save our souls” (save our souls) is very widespread. But in fact there is any connection between these words and the signal. It was created this way simply because it is very easy to transmit in morse code in case of danger. Three dots, three dashes, three dots.

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