There are many popular myths that we believe as true. We believe them as universal knowledge, but they are completely wrong information. let us check out 10 popular myths strongly stuck in our head.
1Reading in Dim Light is Dangerous For Eyes
Dim light might make it difficult for the eyes to focus, which can cause short-term eye fatigue, but there is no scientific evidence that reading in the low light does any long term harm to the eyes. Before the invention of the bulb, people used to read in dim light during the night and their eyes were never harmed due to low light.
2The Red Color Makes Bulls go Wild
Spanish matadors began using a small red cloth in bullfighting around the 1700s. Ever since, it seems, people have created the myth that red makes bulls go wild.
3Chameleons Change Colors to Blend in With Their Surroundings
Chameleons don’t change color to match their environment. Rather, they change color as a response to mood, temperature, health, communication, and light
4You Can Catch a Cold From Cold Weather
Germs make you sick, not cold weather itself. You have to come in contact with rhinoviruses to catch a cold. And you need to be infected with influenza viruses to contract the flu. Rhinoviruses peak in spring and fall, and influenza viruses peak in the winter.
5Rabbits Love Carrots
Carrots are not favorite treat of rabbits. We can blame Bugs Bunny for this popular myth.
6The Earth Revolves Around the Sun
You can say that the Earth revolves around the Sun, but this is technically wrong. Actually, the Earth and all other planets revolve around the center of mass of the entire solar system which is 800,000 km away from the Sun.
7Average People Use Just 10 Percent of Their Brain
We all use almost 100 percent of our brain, maybe we don’t use it as efficiently as Einstein used to do.
8The capital of Australia is Sydney
Canberra is the capital of Australia, not Sydney.
9Bats are Blind
There are around 1100 species of bats and none of them are blind.
10The Great wall of China is Visible from Space
No, the great wall of china is not visible from space.