Thursday, March 31, 2016

Common sense

Funny how often tradition and popular culture conflicts with reality. Quite a high proportion of the myths told to me as a child by my parents are actually rubbish, for example..
  • Reading in dim light ruins your eyes - nope, might ruin a good book though.
  • Shaved hair grows back faster - nope, hair grows at a steady rate (how would it know?)
  • You should drink 8 glasses of water a day - nope, doesn't take into account other sources.
  • Finger nails grow after you're dead - no they don't, in fact your body shrinks!
  • Cold weather makes you ill - no it doesn't, unless you count frost-bite.
  • Sugar makes kids hyperactive - nope, kids are just like that, try the opposite (worse!)
  • Don't swallow chewing gum - false, wriggly's passes through you like everything else..
  • We only use 10% of our brains - wrong, unless you're Donald Trump of course, then it's less.

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