33 Common ‘Facts’ That Push the Limits of Plausibility

33 Common ‘Facts’ That Push the Limits of Plausibility

Today we right the wrongs of the misinformed, the ill-informed and the straight-up liars who have all been spouting what seems like the truth. They got away with falsehood spreadry for too long! Secret’s out, everybody — diamonds are not made from smushed coal! Man, that felt good.

Urine is sterile. It's a myth that pee is totally clean. In reality, even healthy people have some bacteria in their urine. CRACKED

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Camels' Humps Store Water CRACKED.COM Unfortunately, no, camels aren't built like some sort of weird living Super Soaker. Their humps are filled with regular old fat. It's their unique blood cells that let them store more water than other animals. Also, Joe Camel isn't real, and they HATE cigarettes.

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CRACKED.COM MYTH: Chloroform can knock you out in seconds. REALITY: Nope, try five minutes. While chloroform has been used in murder cases, it doesn't have an immediate effect on a damp cloth over one's face. It will take around five minutes to kick in, and there will be a lot of kicking from the victim. In real murder cases, victims were usually tricked into taking the anaesthetic, or giving drugs prior to getting chloroformed.

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MYTH: A LITTLe OIL in YOUR BOILING WATER WILL keep PASTA FROM STICKING. FACT: IT won'T. IT WILL JUST BLOCK THE SAUCE. When you add oil to pasta water, it just floats on the top, which does nothing to keep your noodles from sticking together. Then when you drain them, the oil will transfer to your pasta and make it too slippery to absorb your sauce. CRACKED.COM http://www.chow.com/food-news/54661/should-you-put-oil-in-pasta-water/

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MYTH: TURKEY MAKES YOU SLEEPY. FACT: IT'S THE BIG meAL THAT Does IT. Science-y types will claim that turkey makes you sleepy because it contains tryptophan, which eventually becomes seratonin and melatonin, the sleep neurochemicals. But turkey doesn't contain enough to affect your tiredness level. The reason you're sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner is because your very full body needs to focus on digestion. https://www.washingtonpost.com t.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/11/ CRACKED.COM 24/no-turkey-doesnt-make-you-sleepy-the-science-of-thanksgiving-feasts/

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CRACKED.COM Everybody knows that Jamaica is a stoner country, right? Nope! Jamaica strictly banned all forms of marijuana use until 2015. Even now, they allow only 2 ounces per person. In comparison, Colorado legalized marijuana sooner than Jamaica!

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Myth: Madagascar is all jungle and primitive tribes. Reality: It has a thriving economy with its own airlines, 5 star hotels, - MAGAGASCAR and shopping malls. The capital city of Antananarivo has a population of 1.4 million. ... GRACKED GON

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Everyone pictures Kenya as a wild or impoverished land But in reality Kenya is a modern state with bustling cities and a capital home to over three million people. CRACKED.COM

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