Seven Popular Myths Debunked - and a few of my own

The following medical myths where proven untrue by scientists:

* People should drink at least eight glasses of water a day
* We use only 10% of our brains
* Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death
* Shaving hair causes it to grow back faster, darker, or coarser
*Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight
* Eating turkey makes people especially drowsy
* Mobile phones create considerable electromagnetic interference in hospitals.

Full article here.

A few of my own follow:

Mobile phones are not dangerous in airplanes, I had my mobile phone turned on in my carry on luggage and nothing happened to the airplane.

Eating Vegetables make you lose weight, if this is true, why are cows so fat?

Playing video games is a waste of time. Actually, I played a lot of video games and I got great hand eye coordination and an appreciation of the technology involved, therefore my time was not wasted.


  1. Mobile phones are dangerous, as they cause an interference in the airplane's navigation system. One mobile phone might not cause an interference but several of the them would definitely cause one.

    That is why sometimes during flight a hostess would remind you during fight to switch off your mobile phones.

  2. ... and vegetables don't lead you to lose weight by themselves. They just make you full and therefore would decrease the chance of you eating other things which contain much more calories. They contain a lot of vitamins and nutrients so they must be good for you.

  3. cows are not fat they are big boned (see a cow skeleton) and mostly muscle...

  4. *LOL at the fat cows*

    And the games are also really good for training you to think of a number of alternatives, and teaching persistence. Teaching to stop and ask questions, and to ask the right questions!

  5. anon x 3: Actually mobile phones do not cause interference on planes, the signal generated is completely different and the power by design is extremely weak. The veggie myth was just a little joke from me. Cows do have fat, especially when you have the pleasure of eating a marbled sirloin steak.

    intlxpatr: Exactly, a lot of kids who grew up on games took to computers very easily later on.