31 Mythbusting Moments That Start Now

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31 Mythbusting Moments That Start Now

Information is quite plentiful, so by immediately believing a random fact, you can move on to gobbling up the next one, right? Well, you may have thought that all that pesky research was just slowing down your fact consumption, but somebody slipped you a few outdated duds. It’s time to go all Ms. Frizzle on your brain, dig out the misinformation and replace it with the goods!

What you eat affects your blood cholesterol. It's a common belief that eating, say, eggs will raise your cholesterol levels and put you at risk for heart and artery disease. But research has shown that the cholesterol you eat doesn't really affect the amount of cholesterol in your blood. CRACKED

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MYTH: FRESH PRODUCE IS HEALTHIER THAN CANNED OR FROZEN. FACT: PRESERVED FOODS HAVE moRe NUTRIENTS. Unless you're harvesting your fruit and vegetables from your own garden, that fresh produce has likely traveled over a distance before landing on your table. During that time, it has lost vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Freezing and canning stops that loss, because it locks the nutrients in. CRACKED.COM http://abcnews.go.com/Health/reasons-buy-frozen-fruits-veggies/story?id=20683879#1

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MYTH: LOBSTERS SCREAM WHen YOU BOIL THem! FACT: WHAT YOU HEAR IS eSCAPING STeAM. When you toss a lobster into a pot of boiling water, steam builds up in the recesses of its shell and has nowhere to go but out - like a tea kettle. Not only is it not screaming, your lobster isn't even all that pissed at you. Because its nervous system isn't very complex, it's feeling little to no pain. CRACKED.COM http://abcnews.go.com/Health/PainManagement/story?id=722163&page=1#. Tw3VLPIVTKc

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CRACKED Milk is good for your bones. It's a myth that drinking milk can stop you from getting bone fractures or osteoporosis. In fact, if you drink a lot of dairy products when you're a teenager, you might be more likely to get bone fractures when you're older.

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Taste receptors are neatly grouped. We often think that the taste receptors for salty, sweet, bitter and sour are only located in certain parts of the tongue, but that's not true. Actually, these receptors are spread out all over the tongue. CRACKED

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MYTH Siberia is a frozen wasteland. REALITY Parts of Siberia have beautiful summers. Novosibirsk reached 87.8°F (31°C) last June. CRACKED.COM

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Myth: Somalia has the highest rate of piracy in the world. Reality: The piracy rate in Somalia has dropped significantly since 2013. Now most pirate attacks take place near Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. CRACKED COM

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SOCHI, RUSSIA, HOST OF THE 2014 WINTER OLYMPICS SOMETIMES Looks LIKE THIS BUT MOST OF THE TIME, ITLOOKS LIKE THIS: CRACKED.COM

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