25 Disproven Myths That People Still Believe

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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Lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same spot

lightningSource: stormhighway.com, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

It does…that’s the whole point of a lightning rod.


Scientists don’t know how bees fly


In the 1930’s, some scientists found that fixed-wing flight equations don’t work for insects. Although scientists eventually figured out the secret behind insect flight (fast wing flapping that creates vortices), people still think it’s a mystery.


Right-brained people vs left-brained people

right left brainSource: livescience.com

There is no such thing. Although some functions are lateralized more to one side, this has no quantifiable impact on personality or ability.


Bats are blind

batSource: livescience.com, Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

They do use echolocation, but that doesn’t mean they can’t see. The fact is, they use both.


Cracking your knuckles gives arthritis

cracking knucklesSource: webmd.com

It’s an old wive’s tale.   If this one surprised you, wait until you see number 3!

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