35 Mythbusting Moments Because We’re Overcome With Mythbusting Madness

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35 Mythbusting Moments Because We’re Overcome With Mythbusting Madness

We have no doubt that after you read these busted myths, you’ll want to get out there and bust some myths of your own. That’s how it happened for us. One list and we hopped aboard the truth train. Now we're hooked. Any time there’s a lie out there disguised as a fact, we just need to right its wrongs. So join us. Heed the call. Seek the truth.

CRACKED The Pyramids of Giza were built by slaves. It's not true that slaves built the Great Pyramids of Giza. Archaeological research has shown that the people who constructed them were paid workers, not slaves.

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MYTH Foods labeled x fat free are TEAR HER healthier for you. FACT As scientists began to learn about cholesterol, they estl urged Americans to move away from fatty foods and towards whole grains and vegetables-but the snack food industry took the fat-free label and slapped it on high sugar foods that were naturally low in fat but certainly not healthy. FatFree Yogurt CRACKED

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MYTH Mint products are the key to a healthy mouth. x FACT In the early 1900s, Pepsodent mint dental products became hugely popular due to a Hollywood studded ad campaign. People began associating mint's tingly sensation with cleanliness, and went on to continue buying the products. CRACKED

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MYTH Women have always shaved their x armpits to appear more lady-like. FACT As far back as ancient Egypt, both hair and hairlessness has gone through the trend cycle for both genders. The latest cycle started in the 1920s, when American razor companies saw women as an untapped market. CRACKED

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MYTH: A munchkin killed himself on The Wizard of Oz People often say that a munchkin killed themselves while they were making The Wizard of Oz, but that's not true -- it's just an urban myth. CRACKED

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MYTH: The MGM lion killed people The lion used for the first MGM logo, Slats, lived a long life, passing away in retirement in the 1970s. There's no truth to the rumor that Slats killed its trainer and two assistants the day after it was filmed for the logo. CRACKED

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Chloroform won't instantly knock you out. Rendering someone unconscious with chloroform takes two to three minutes. For this to work, your target would need to be extremely cooperative and refrain from fighting for a good while. CRACKED.COM

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You can't go sniping right after putting your rifle together. Guns that can be taken down to fit in a case need to fire several test shots to properly adjust the scope. Only in recent years has the U.S. Navy built a prototype that doesn't have this issue. CRACKED.COM

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Fingerprints are very hard to find on guns. EVIDE CHAIR Even if the gun isn't wiped clean, the rough edges and surfaces that allow for a better grip make it difficult for prints to take hold. Only in a small percentage of cases are fingerprints found. CRACKED.COM

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