7 things we learned from childhood that are totally wrong
Here are 7 things we learned from childhood that are totally wrong. Wen we are kids we're being told many things in order to avoid doing certain stuff. Other things that we believe in , are because we've heard them so many times before they were proven wrong or inaccurate, that we still tend to believe them, despite the truth.
Pregnant mother’s thoughts are imprinted to his kid
The theory stated that an emotional stimulus experienced by a pregnant woman could influence the development of the fetus. For many years this idea was used to explain congenital disorders and birth defects.
If a mother had moments of strong sadness during pregnancy, it was believed that her child would ultimately suffer from depression in later life. Genetic theory caused the almost complete eradication of this belief in the 20th century.
Swimming after you eat will make you sick
The common belief that the blood going to your digestive tract after eating steals the blood needed to keep your arms and legs pumping during swimming is unfounded, says Mark Messick, MD, a family medicine doctor at Duke Primary Care Timberlyne.
NO, swimming with a full stomach won't cause severe cramps and lead to drowning.
Humans Evolved from Apes
That is a lie debunked in the recent years! Some theorists believe that based on the idea that only the strongest species survive, if we evolved from primates how are there still any left?
But that’s not the way it happened. After all, evolution works by eliminating the inferior species while the stronger, better-adapted ones thrive. If that had happened then there wouldn’t be any apes left, because we would have outcompeted them. The more likely theory is that humans and the great apes—chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans—started with a common ancestor, and then evolved in separate directions over the years.
Peeing in the pool will change water color
Urine-indicator dye is a substance which is supposed to be able to react with urine to form a colored cloud in a swimming pool, thus indicating the location of people who are urinating while they are in the pool. A 2015 report from the National Swimming Pool Foundation called this "the most common pool myth of all time", with nearly half of Americans surveyed by researchers believing that the dye existed.
Even though there is no dye, if your urine is yellow due to dehydration, you may see the yellow urine color. While the pool won’t turn purple when you pee, the best and most sanitary thing to do is to get out of the pool and use the bathroom.
Need 24 hrs before reporting someone's missing
Many shows and movies have publicized the 24 or 48 hour waiting period to report missing people but that doesn't exist in real police offices. When it comes to reporting a loved one missing there is no law in any country dedicating you must wait 24 hours to report someone being missing. Seriously.
If you shave your hair, is gonna grow thicker
It’s a myth that shaving makes hair grow back thicker, and it does not increase overall hair growth so that you get hairier – imagine how furry your face would be if it did. Shaving, waxing, threading, plucking or whatever else beauticians are selling these day all have the same result when it comes to hair grow. All that shaving does is make the hair follicle look more unnatural compared to other methods.
Vitamin C helps get rid of a cold
Overall, experts find little to no benefit if you use vitamin C to prevent or treat a cold. Basically, if you take vitamin C, you'll get just as many colds as you did before, and feel as bad if took it when you have a cold.
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