15 Bullshit Facts That Everyone Believes To Be True

State of denial seems to be the way we prefer to live.

We are so used to believe all that comes our way, either through technology or hearsay that we never even realize that these things can be false in reality. Today’s trend is to believe all information that we received through the medium named the Internet which seems to be omnipresent. We make ourselves blind to bull shit information irrespective of the source of the same

We present here some facts which are baseless but have occupied a huge space in our faith stream for many years now. Let us revamp our knowledge through this exercise

1. Only 10% of our brain is used

We have been told time and again that we usually use our brain only to the maximum extent of 10%. We believe this and encourage ourselves and others to tap more of it. This is not true. The extent of the brain we tap depends more on the kind of activity we get involved in every day. This determines the level of brain usage and cannot be generalized

2. Alcohol does harm to the brain cells

I feel happy to convey this news to my Alcoholic friends. Alcohol surely can damage brain cells to some extent. However, it is not so highly powered to kill the brain cells altogether. Heavy drinkers also have brain cells that are live and active

3. Bats are blind

Bats surely are super hero creations. While they commute constantly using their echo location capabilities, they are certainly not blind. They can very well see more than any of us. How we wish we were born as bats!

4. Autism is caused by vaccines

Basically, a baseless idea spread due to the fraudulent researches carried on in the medical field, vaccines are not the reasons for Autism. This false fact is spread purely due to the false data created through research finding manipulation

5. Red irritates bulls

We have been instructed not to go in front of bulls wearing or carrying red color cloth. We were told that bulls dislike red among the many colors. This is not true. Bulls attack people who carry or wear red clothes more due to reaction than color irritation. In reality, bulls do not recognize two colors – green and red

6. Chameleons disguise by changing colors

Right from our childhood we have been fascinated by the fact that chameleons hide in different surroundings, changing their colors to suit the same. Changing their colors usually gets associated with their protective mechanism. They camouflage to escape from any possible danger. In reality, they do not change their physical color to safeguard themselves from any risk, but use this capability as a communication mechanism between the other chameleons

7. Hair and fingernails grow even after death

This eerie faith that has been inculcated in us does not have a scientific authentication. The moment we die, our skin recedes making the nails appear longer in length. For the same reason, our hair also tend to look thicker and longer giving us an impression that finger nail and hair grow even after death

8. Dinosaurs co-existed with humans

Nearly 41% of the Americans believe that humans shared the planet with Dinosaurs a few thousand years back. However, many of us who have see the Jurassic Park movie sequels know that this was quite impossible. The reality is, there has been a time gap of 64 million years between humans and Dinosaurs and both couldn’t have co-existed with each other

9. Dogs’ saliva is their sweat

The body temperature of Dogs increases when they run fast traveling long distances. They pant, more so to regulate this body temperature than to release sweat through their tongue. In reality, dogs sweat through their foot pads

10. Growth rate of all our fingernails are the same

This statement cannot be taken for granted. All our fingernails do not have the same growth rate. The nails in the fingers of our active hand grow faster than the other hand. The reason for the same is the rapid flow of blood in the active hands

11. You can see the Great Wall of China from the space

This is one of the biggest hoaxes in mankind’s history. We have been told time and again that due to the length and immense kind of structure it is, The Great Wall of China can be seen from the space. The reality is none of the things made by man can be seen from the space and so is Great Wall of China

12. Maximum heat is released through the head

This statement is true only with infants. With adults, some amount of heat is released through every part of the body that is uncovered. It is not the head alone through which the body heat is released.

13. Regular shaving grows hair faster and thicker

Though this is a hard rooted belief, the reality is different from this. While shaving makes the hair grow again, it doesn’t have anything to do with quickening hair growth. When hairs re-grow in the shaved areas, the ends are blunt making it look thicker than it was earlier. This becomes the base of the false notion

14. Children consuming high sugar are hyperactive

Science does not approve this statement. Science has proved through many types of research that sugar has nothing to with the hyperactivity or temperament of the children. In the same wavelength, sugar-free diets do not soften the children

15. Tongue has varying taste buds on its surface

The tongue does not have different taste glands on its surface. Every portion of the human tongue is capable of identifying the taste of different food items

Hope this article was an enlightening one. Let us not simple believe what is being told to us time and again like a ritual. Let us question, research and understand the real facts of things to behave in a more matured and educated manner. Do spread the word to your friends who may learn about these things that we learned

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