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Date: 01/12/06 02:28 AM

54 Responses to Most Popular Myths in Science

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    January 12, 2006 at 12:37 am
    Link: Most Popular Myths in Science - Pretty interesting, click ``Next`` to see the next one.
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    Scotty20 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 12:56 am
    "A man thinks about sex every 7 seconds"

    Thats bull

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    talleysgrrl Female 30-39
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    January 12, 2006 at 2:38 am
    ^^ I think that`s why they are saying that these are myths

    "Humans use only 10 percent of their brains"...I don`t know...some people make you question this one...;-)

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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 2:42 am
    Interesting stuff, alot of heard myths in there
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    AndyJP Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 2:49 am
    This is mostly copy and paste stuff from the mythbusters website, which has alot more of these.
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    Bananaaa Female 13-17
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    January 12, 2006 at 2:57 am
    Awww I always believed in the five second rule.
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    notapervert Male 13-17
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    January 12, 2006 at 3:19 am
    ....
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    hazy_clear Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 3:49 am
    ive been lied to my entire life!
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    ibigfire Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 4:04 am
    Holy crap. I thought over half of these were complete and proven fact...
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    f1r35t0rm Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 4:30 am
    darn, and i thought i had quite the collection of gum growing in me :(
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    strangergoat Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 7:22 am
    well, that was fairly cool, even if i did know a fair few of them.
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    SammyFrank Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 7:35 am
    Good link..
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    January 12, 2006 at 7:38 am
    Aw man- there you go making me learn stuff
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    Aphecks Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 7:50 am
    Not too bad, there could have been more though.
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    mcgrathk1 Male 40-49
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    January 12, 2006 at 10:50 am
    cool
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    JazzyPiano Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 11:00 am
    "Studies have demonstrated that, when dropped from most heights, cats will land gracefully on their feet. Results change only with cats dropped upside-down from a height of one foot or less. We`re not suggesting you try this at home."

    Aw, but you know every little kid is going to want to test that!

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    Enohead Male 40-49
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    January 12, 2006 at 11:06 am
    notapervert, I always love your insightful comments.
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    MoondustWolf Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 12:46 pm
    "click "Next" to see the next one."
    You know what the world has come to when people feel they have to explain that.
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    110691 Female 13-17
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    January 12, 2006 at 1:48 pm
    hay u recon if i got a science test asking bout gravity in space or space bing a vacume i could write:

    There is no gravity in space
    Blame the term "zero-gravity" for this common misconception. Gravity is everywhere, even in space. Astronauts look weightless because they are in continuous freefall towards the Earth, staying aloft because of their horizontal motion. The effect of gravity diminishes with distance, but it never truly goes away. Oh, and while we`re at it, it`s also untrue that space is a vacuum. There are all kinds of atoms out there, albeit sometimes far apart (and this thin gas adds to the collective gravity budget, too!)

    and then complane when i get a zero?

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    jizzos Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 2:12 pm
    kudos to buddy, very good.
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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
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    January 12, 2006 at 2:36 pm
    i liked this!! it helped me..seriously. i always wanted to noe if that gum thing was tru or not. im going to go tell all my friends. lol
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    12gaugelove Female 13-17
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    January 12, 2006 at 2:36 pm
    no seriously i am
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    gonadsonfire Male 13-17
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    January 12, 2006 at 2:47 pm
    if you drop a cat on your knee, which is moving up, the cat will fall on its side!
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    youth Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 2:47 pm
    i would trust my biology teachers more than this though, they don`t mention where they got their information from or anything. i like to believe the myths anyhoo.
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    TabooPoison Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 3:42 pm
    "This is mostly copy and paste stuff from the mythbusters website, which has alot more of these."
    If you had actually paid attention you would have seen the Mythbusters logo at the top of the page.
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    lexmex Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 4:05 pm
    110691 i was wondering the same thing since thats wat my science book and my teacher said lol
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    rocksocks33 Female 13-17
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    January 12, 2006 at 4:18 pm
    I had always wondered if these kids who swallow their gum in class when a teacher looks had this giant heap of bubblegum in their stomachs. I guess they don`t. That`s reassuring.
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    guardateciel Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 4:53 pm
    really intersting...lol my mom always says five second rule even though we know its not true
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    cutbullocks Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 6:06 pm
    pretty cool stuff
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    krusty2514 Male 70 & Over
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    January 12, 2006 at 6:10 pm
    Alot of those facts that they say are myths are acutually true. Water in the Southern hemisphere does drain the other way, because the Coreolis Effect. Google it
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    krusty2514 Male 70 & Over
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    January 12, 2006 at 6:12 pm
    Scientists have also conducted the 5 second rule and it is true. After 5.013246 seconds after a material is dropped on a wooden or tile floor thats when the stuff starts to get on it. Before 5.013246 seconds it is safe to it. I swear Google it and you will find out
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    NoSoup4u Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 6:41 pm
    I can`t believe people actually need to be told some of that stuff is or isn`t true.
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    Mat Male 13-17
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    January 12, 2006 at 6:41 pm
    It says the bagel thing`s true...
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    i_rule_you Female 13-17
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    January 12, 2006 at 7:29 pm
    That was cool,there was a few in there I didn`t know about.
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    mockstar_mat Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 7:33 pm
    Ha kool site, i want to know other myths that are true and false! and i thought it was men thought of sex every 6 seconds not 7!? ah well that one wasnt true anyhow, maybe??
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    Rammstein221 Male 13-17
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    January 12, 2006 at 8:27 pm
    Ok krusty, I`m going to beleive some shady website I find on google over a team of scientists that are paid good money to either prove or disprove myths? I don`t think so. The Coreolis effect working in your bathroom is merely a myth and I doubt you personally have ever been anywhere south of the equator.

    Further more, why the hell would we need soap or anyother type of disinfectant if it takes germs 5.01whatever to stick to anything. Come on that`s plain nonsense. If that were the case doctors could do surgury with out so much as washing thier hands so long as they didn`t touch the patient for 5 seconds.

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    thyclaine Male 13-17
    110 posts
    January 12, 2006 at 8:28 pm
    You guys thought some of those were true?....0_o...Idiots..I mean seriously.Guys thinking about sex every 7 seconds?Thats absurd.What sexists thought up that one?
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    psychoman364 Male 18-29
    372 posts
    January 12, 2006 at 9:01 pm
    On 1/12/2006 6:10:24 PM krusty2514 wrote: Alot of those facts that they say are myths are acutually true. Water in the Southern hemisphere does drain the other way, because the Coreolis Effect. Google it
    Wrong.

    Yes, there is a Coriolis effect, but it is FAR too small to have any effect on any bathroom sink. Hell, it doesn`t even affect HURRICANES below the 10th line of latitude. So, no it IS false.

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    psychoman364 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 9:02 pm
    Also, I knew almost all of these - the 1 or 2 I didn`t know, I had never heard before.
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    senor_boogle Male 13-17
    35 posts
    January 12, 2006 at 9:39 pm
    i knew the bagel one was true... its happened to my family before, he went to get a job application after eating poppyseed bagels and they gave him a drug test and they thought he was on drugs (hes not)
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    p-ball4life Male 18-29
    645 posts
    January 12, 2006 at 9:55 pm
    just watch mythbusters if you dont believe it.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 10:33 pm
    Umm... I went to the southern hemisphere... and the water did swirl down the other side of a funnel when we held it outside.

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    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 10:33 pm
    "they gave him a drug test and they thought he was on drugs (hes not)"
    oh you say hes not on drugs? well its been scientificly prooven that he is. google it.
    if you didnt know, that wasnt an insult directed at you, or your dad. it was a common-sence realization at krusty. because we all know EVERYTHING on the internet is true.
  44. Profile photo of NoSoup4u
    NoSoup4u Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 11:34 pm
    "Yes, there is a Coriolis effect, but it is FAR too small to have any effect on any bathroom sink. Hell, it doesn`t even affect HURRICANES below the 10th line of latitude. So, no it IS false. "

    But all other things being equal in a drain or funnel that doesn`t get the fluid rotating in a specific direction, the coriolis effect IS enough to get it spinning in the appropriate direction.

    A pencil set upright won`t fall over by itself, but give it a little nudge, and it does the rest by itself. Same with drains. The coreolis effect is just the little nudge to get it spinning.

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    thanna Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2006 at 11:59 pm
    i always knew that the gum thing wasn`t true, if it was i should never be hungry because my stomach would be full with seven years of gum. that is such a retarded myth, why doesn`t gum come out when you throw up. and it doesn`t have to digest, you can always poop it out!
  46. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    January 13, 2006 at 12:43 am
    About the wharter swirrling thing. Like they said, it`s largely due to the drain manufacturer. Here, in North America, one company tools the die to make the drains, and the majority of plumbing comes from either American Standard, or Crane...who use the same tool to fashion their drains.

    In Australia, another company makes the majority of drain dies, and their technique is slightly different, so the drains work slightly differently.

    As for gravity in space, and space being a vacuum...yes, there is no such thing as "zero gravity", or even a true vacuum. There are countless atoms floating around in space...which eventually converge to become stars and planets. Those all have gravitational forces, however sleight, on everything around it. Leave Earth`s gravity pull, and you`ll feel the sun`s pull. Leave the sun`s, and you`ll be pulled to the nearest largest star.

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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    January 13, 2006 at 12:45 am
    And don`t believe everything you read in high school science books. Those are so out dated, and it would cost the school boards way too much cash to update them every time a scientific discovery was made.
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    CheeseCar Male 13-17
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    January 13, 2006 at 1:14 am
    can anyone else not see the great wall of china or is it just me
  49. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    January 13, 2006 at 2:57 am
    I think that`s the point...
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    jagger04 Male 50-59
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    January 13, 2006 at 10:09 pm
    c`mon guys.. do you really think that drain thing is real??? dont believe everything you`re told.. like someone else said it is the MANUFACTURER who makes it spin different ways..

    i have never seen one acctually go a different way, but dont you think an american manufacturer would make a killing on selling toilets that drain the oppisite direction... i can see it now "Feel like you are in Brazil when you flush your sh*t down the toilet, even when you aren`t there"

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    catlvr887 Female 13-17
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    January 17, 2006 at 3:18 pm
    heh, i remeber testing the cat one countless times...and it always worked
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    cryotwin Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2006 at 8:46 pm
    there are many things people are taught in school that arent true. pluto... not a planet anymore. but do you think our kids are going to be taught that in school? nope. not one text book is going to change only because its "common knowlege" that pluto is a planet. but common knowlege isnt always fact.

    in school i did independant study in my own time. learning the "truth" if thats what you want to call it.

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    SirWheaton Male 13-17
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    February 25, 2006 at 6:50 pm
    interesting
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    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2006 at 11:23 pm
    Yeah, the whole gum thing blew me away.

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