25 Disproven Myths That People Still Believe

Posted by , Updated on March 3, 2017

Do you believe in disproven myths? You may think you don’t but you might. As people, it can be hard to confront new information, especially when it challenges our preconceived notion of the world. For example, sugar makes kids hyper right? Science says otherwise. Of course, there are reasons that we believe what we do, but those reasons usually aren’t what we think they are. In fact, they often say more about us than they do the world. We’re stubborn and look for things that confirm our point of view. These are 25 Disproven Myths That People Still Believe.

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Liars tend to avoid eye contact

lie and truthSource; wikihow.com, Image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

This is false. Furthermore, the average person makes for a horrible lie detector. Without training, it is incredibly hard to detect a good liar.

Note: even polygraphs have been proven to be pretty near useless in detecting lies.


You’re either extroverted or introverted

extroversion and introversionSource: psychcentral.com

Nope, it’s a spectrum.


The tongue tastes different flavors in different areas

tongueSource: livescience.com, Image: https://pixabay.com (publci domain)

The tongue is actually capable of tasting any flavor on any part of its surface.


Blood type determines personality

bloodSource: bbc.com, Image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

It has no bearing whatsoever.

Note: this belief is still very prevalent in Asia


Vikings had horns on their helmets

vikingsSource: todayifoundout.com, Image: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net (public domain)

Not a single piece of evidence has ever pointed to this conclusion.

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