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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De-oxygenated blood is blue
Blood is never blue. It’s always a shade of red. The only reason it appears blue in veins is because veins tend to be closer to the surface of the skin and blue wavelengths of light are the only ones that can penetrate to that depth. As for the arteries…you typically can’t see them because they’re too deep. Note: with regards to the picture – in textbooks the veins are colored blue to differentiate them from the arteries.
Dogs see black and white
Nope, they see color. They just see less of it than humans.
Camels store water in their humps
They don’t carry water in their humps. It’s fat. For some reason, lots of people still believe in the whole water thing.
The Lochness Monster
The guy who took the original photo has repeatedly stated that it was staged (using a toy).
Sleeping with your fan on kills you
In Asia, lots of people still believe this. It has to do with a belief that the fan will somehow blow the air out of the room.
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