33 Myths It’s Time to Bust All Over the Ground Like an Angry Toddler With a Dozen Eggs

33 Myths It’s Time to Bust All Over the Ground Like an Angry Toddler With a Dozen Eggs

Not too long ago, credible information was a lot harder to come by. Ignorance was bliss indeed. Your mom could just spout some random fact about brown eggs being healthier for you than white eggs, and you’d believe it. It’s a lot harder to be blissful these days, because a quick glance at this list will tell you that all eggshell colors are equally healthy. Sorry, ma!

Being Cold Causes Colds GRACKED.COM Your parents would have you think a puffer jacket is your last line of defense against the common cold. The common cold is a virus, and a lack of mittens has nothing to do with getting infected. Licking frozen telephone poles? Still not recommended.

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MYTH: HEART ATTACKS HURT REALLY BAD. FACT: some HEART ATTACKS GO unDeTecTeD. The Hollywood version of a heart attack, where a person clutches his chest and falls over like he's been shot, is not especially accurate. Some heart attacks feel like stomach pain and anxiety, for example. In fact, the symptoms are so frequently not-pain-in-the-chest that studies have found that 40 to 60 percent of heart attacks go unnoticed. CRACKED.COM http://www. webmd com/men/news/20060123/hollywood-heart-attack-vs-real-life#1

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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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CRACKED.COM MYTH: Found fingerprints at the crime scene? Bingo! REALITY: There are no true consensus as to how and if fingerprint forensics really work. The precision and methodologies of fingerprint forensics have been questioned and opposed by a lot of experts (even entire countries). The claim that no two fingerprints are identical has still not been proven, but the error rate has. Point is that it's not an exact science, and shouldn't be believed to be.

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CRACKED.COM MYTH: State with the most serial killers? Must be Florida, or California. REALITY: It's Alaska. Proportional to its population, Alaska wins this one with around 15.65 serial killings per one million inhabitants. It's followed by Nevada, then Florida. Criminologists speculate that it might be due to the cover of darkness during those long Alaskan winter nights. The isolation of the state's remote locations might also play a part.

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MYTH: BROWN EGGS ARe BeTTeR FOR YOU. FACT: ALL SHeLL COLORS ARe eQUALLY HEALTHY. There's no difference in the nutritional value of eggs based on whether their shells are white or brown. The color is based on the breed of the chicken that laid it. Not only are they equally nutritious, they taste the same. CRACKED.COM http://content time com/time/health/article/0, 8599, .2002334, 00 html

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МУТН: ORGANIC FOOD IS ALWAYS BETTER. Organic food has not been found to be significantly healthier than non-organic and eating the recommended servings of fruits and veggies is more important than how it is grown. GRACKED GOM

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MYTH: conception HAPPENS WHen YOU HAVE sex. FACT: IT COULD HAPPEN A week LATER. Sperm survive longer than a week in the reproductive tract. If you have sex at all in the seven days leading up to ovulation, some of that sperm could be making its way up the Fallopian tubes just in time for a new egg to pop in. CRACKED.COM

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