Top 7 Everyday Myths Busted

Myth 1. The Great Wall of China is visible from space. 

The Great Wall Of China
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The Truth : Contrary to the popular belief, The Great Wall of China is not visible from space. Travel just 180 miles up into the earth's atmosphere and you find that the Great Wall is no longer visible.

Myth 2. We use just 10% of our Brain.

The Truth : Research has revealed that we use almost all of our brain over the course of the day.

Myth 3. Dogs sweat by salivating through their tongue. 

The Truth : Dogs do not sweat through their tongue. They have their own sweat glands. They sweat primarily through their footpads.

Myth 4. Bulls are enraged by the colour red.

The Truth : Bulls are not enraged by the colour red. If fact Bulls are colour-blind and its the cloth's movement and not its colour that enrages them.

Myth 5. Humans evolved from chimpanzees.

The truth : Humans did not evolve from chimpanzees. In fact they both share a common ancestor.

Myth 6. Hair and nails continue to grow after death.

The Truth : Hair and nails do not continue to grow after death. Upon death, the shrinking of the skin gives the hair and nails the appearance of having grown.

7. Consuming Dairy products increases mucus production.

The Truth : Scientific studies have revealed that consuming dairy products does not increase mucus production.
Top 7 Everyday Myths Busted Top 7 Everyday Myths Busted Reviewed by Sandipan Chakraborty on September 21, 2011 Rating: 5

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