Facts You’ve Heard that are Complete Lies

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Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)

Yes, yes they do. Particularly skin cancer.

Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)
There’s no evidence that sex impairs an athletes performance. In fact, getting it on could even help the athlete because it increases testosterone.
Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)
Hollywood made this a thing; US cops do not have to tell you who they are.
Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)
Spiders mostly try to avoid us, including when we’re in bed. It would take a lot of unlikely circumstances to eat one 8 times a year.
Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)
Although many use sonar primarily, all bats are capable of sight through their eyes.
Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)
This was made popular in an early Disney Nature film that was shot on a soundstage, and the lemmings were actually pushed off the cliff by photographers.
Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)
They were actually fictional items created for sensational circuses.
Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)
Having a few drinks does cause your blood vessels to dilate, moving warm blood closer to your skin, making you feel warmer temporarily. Actually, since the blood is moving closer to the skin’s surface, you’re losing core body heat.
Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)

Some people think that if you try to help a baby bird that it’s mother will abandon it because of your scent. Birds actually don’t have a strong enough sense of smell to detect human scent on their babies. The myth was probably created to prevent human interference in wildlife.

Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)
It may not be digestible, but it passes through your system at basically the same rate as other food.
Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)

There are no different areas for each taste: bitter, sour, salty, sweet and savory.

Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)

They remember that thing you did in front of them, so watch out.

Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)

They can actually live up to one month in the wild.

Common Misconceptions That You Need To Stop Believing (14 pics)
He grew hemp for rope and clothes, but there’s not evidence that he lit up a joint on a regular basis.

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