Top 10 "Facts" That Are Actually False

Here are some myths that some people believe to be true.

Note: You may not add opinions on this list. Items like "Teen Titans Go! is a good TV show" are not acceptable, as there is no proof that it is or isn't. It's only a matter of opinion.

The Top Ten

1 We use only 10 percent of our brain.

My friend asked me this question then she said we use 10% of our brain ha.

We use 0% of our brain because we are dumb enough to destroy habitats and kill our own species, and aliens ( if they exist) will watch it while eating popcorn like some sick game. But hey, we can ignore that...

This is the one that annoys me the most, as movies trot it out all the time like it's science.

Hardly. You actually use a hundred percent of your brain, not 10%.

2 Bulls get angry when they see red.

Bulls are colorblind. It's the waving movement of the cape that annoys them.

They are colorblind! When you wave the cape, they get annoyed ( for unknown reasons )

Red is blood. Blood is red. Red induces anger. Blood has revenge. Bull. Angry. #LameJokesRock

They can't see color

3 Water is wet

No, water needs other water to maintain its liquidity. If the water molecules surrounding a singular water molecule makes the subject water wet. Therefore water is wet.

It isn't wet by itself, but it makes other solid materials wet when it sticks to their surface.

This is a pure sarcastic meme turned into a scientific storm.

Also anyone else remember when this was a huge debate or is that just me?

4 Bats are blind.

Although bats have tiny eyes, they are not blind. Bigger bats can see three times better than humans.

Good, these cute lil creatures don't deserve to be blind.

Do you think of a non-blind bat or not? Hmmm... Strange this isn't number 1

Some bats aren't blind

5 If you suck out snake venom it could save you

Sucking out the venom is actually a HORRIBLE idea. Same goes for bees.

Get ready for lip infection, plus, you'll have lips like Kylie Jenner.

Sucking out snake venom may lead to infection. A poisonous bite requires antivenom and treatment.

Yet sucking out the venom COULD extend a life and reduce damage until further and better methods can be used - Billyv

But it’s still better to suck it out if you don’t have medicine

6 Crabs are pink

Crabs are red in my opinion

What are Crabs?

7 Albert Einstein failed math in school and was a terrible student.

But it's true that he married his first cousin and his parents were first cousins

He actually didn't. He failed an entrance exam in school, but still excelled in math. The language the exam was given in was in French, and he didn't speak a lot of French during that time.

This one is pretty obvious.

People say he has autism (which isn't proven but he might)

8 Vaccines cause autism

I hate anti-Autism generalizations. Every person on the spectrum is different.

Boomers: mental illnesses don't exist!

Also boomers: Vaccines cause autism, which is a mental illness! - styLIShT

The only thing that causes autism is birth. It's genetic and not caused by vaccines. This fact is also used to hate on autistic people.

Not all who have vaccines have autism. Likewise, not all who are autistic have ever had vaccines. The only consistent thing all autistic people have was that their mom and dad had sex. So, sex causes autism

Vaccines don't cause autism. There's no known cause for it.

9 Cracking knuckles causes arthritis.

Actually, no. There's no known connection between knuckle cracking and hand arthritis.

There was this guy who cracking knuckles on his right hand only for 60 years. There's no difference between his left and right hand.

The sound of your nickles cracking is actually the nitrogen popping in the area.

Maybe a temporary feeling of numbness inside your hand, but not arthritis.

10 If you go out with wet hair, you will catch a cold or flu.

You'll probably feel chilly and uncomfortable, but you won't fall sick. Flu and cold aren't caused by low temperatures, they're caused by viruses.

Low temperatures make you weak. Go completely naked on a 0 degrees day and tell me if you get pneumonia or it's just all in your head - keyson

It increases the chance of fungus landing on your hair.

If you go with out wet hair when it's raining

This Just Shows How Much Peppa Pig Lies

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11 Elephant is the biggest mammal on earth

The blue whale is the biggest mammal on earth.

The blue whale called. It wants his title back.

On land, the elephant is. But overall, no

The blue whale is

12 Galileo Galilei invented the telescope.

It's quite a common belief that Galileo Galilei invented the telescope but this isn't exactly true. It was actually invented by Hans Lippershey in 1608.

I knew this. Told to so many people, but no one believed. Glad it's actually public now.

Do people not study? weird

Some Pirate fuy did..

13 Swimming immediately after eating increases the risk of cramps.

There is a belief that swimming immediately after eating will cause stomach cramps, which could lead to drowning. However, this has never been documented. A combination of factors, such as dehydration, are more likely to be the cause of cramping during exercises, not a full stomach. There is nothing special about water that causes stomach cramps.

Wearing cement shoes and tying your arms and legs can also make drowning more likely, but these things do not disprove that swimming with a full stomach doesn't increase the risk of cramps. These are separate and unrelated to whether or not the item listed is factual - Billyv

I found this out because I always used to eat before swimming and never puked

Cramps sucks! lol

I’m pretty sure everyone’s mother just told them that

14 If you swallow your gum, it'll take 7 years to digest.

It usually takes less than 7 days for gum to be passed through your system completely.

Apparently if you swallow to gum your stomach lining will get thinner
This is not true.
I think also your stomach acid can digest come along with metal and wood

And you was probably told when you was younger it would go around your heart ew.

No who the hell even came up with this?

15 If the teacher is 15 minutes late, the whole class gets to leave.

It already happened to me. We didn't get to leave.

It happened to me several times, and it didn't always happens. Only sometimes.

Is this some sort of joke

Always a lie, lol.

16 Napoleon was short.

Some sources say he was 5'2" (which would put him at the same size as Joan of Arc) but I'm not sure if they are legit.

It was his guard who were tall witch made him look short

He was actually taller than average

Napoleon my bruh

17 Black holes are holes

Now this blew my mind!

They have found a real black hole.

They are large amounts of mass

It's a space-time singularity in outer space.

18 Humans only have 5 senses

According to some scientists, humans actually have 21 senses.

Stupid school

They are way more such as sense of temperature.

I have 229839218748032 senses and 3 brain cells.

19 You can't sneeze with your eyes open

I've sneezed with open eyes before - Unnamed Google User Remade

It is possible for some people to keep their eyes open when they sneeze, however, this is uncommon.

If you sneeze with your eyes open your eyeballs pop out of your head

It can pop out your eyeball. No joke.

20 Chocolate gives you acne

Despite decades of research, there has been little proof that chocolate or any specific fatty foods cause acne, but a high-sugar diet can increase the levels of oil your body produces and promote inflammatory responses in the body, which can lead to acne. It's more likely that the sugar in chocolate bars or cupcakes are the cause for new pimples than the cocoa itself.

If it did I would have a breakout everyday.

Acne gives you acne

Yes this is a MYTH (surprise surprise! ). I have pretty bad acne, so one day, I looked through a bunch of sites on foods that cause acne. Here’s what I found in case any of you are interested:
1. First and foremost, acne is mostly a result of adolescence and genes passed down your family; foods are only slightly to blame, and some foods that might cause acne on some people don’t on others. So get that in your head as you read this list of foods that have the most affect on people.
2. Almost all the sites I looked at said that chocolate is NOT the cause of acne. In fact, chocolate is good for your face (surprise surprise! ) if it’s over 70% cocoa. Chocolate only seems bad for your face bcs most chocolate is highly processed and full of sugar.
3. The two biggest foods that cause acne are SUGAR and WHITE BREAD. (Sorry for caps, only had to get that point through)
4. Other foods that cause acne are the salty, oily, and pretty much unhealthy foods. (If you rly think about ...more

21 All the dinosaurs went extinct

Birds are dinosaurs...

What! I’m moving to Mars Sayanora people

22 Autism is a mental illness

Enough with the autism stereotypes, America!

Didn't the WHEN WILL YOU LEARN kid have autism?


It’s a disorder, not an illness.

23 Coke and mentos can kill you if you eat them at the same time.

Combining the two might make your stomach upset, but it won't kill you as there are no reports that support the claim that it could do so.

In my country,they say that you can't mix mango and milk


24 Sitting too close to the T.V will destroy your eyes

Yes, it is in fact a myth. However, you should still avoid sitting too close to the television. Although it won't damage your eyes, it still may cause eyestrain.

Sorry mom but there has been no case of this

This is what my mom always says.

Yeah that’s just something your parents told you

25 Swallowing chewing gum is dangerous

Some people say that it's stucked in your stomach when you eat it. Your body can't digest it, but it doesn't keep sitting in your stomach.

It can be, some teen died from it.

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