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Date: 08/09/08 12:15 PM

53 Responses to 12 Most Popular Myths Exposed

  1. Profile photo of yonomas
    yonomas Male 60-69
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    August 9, 2008 at 5:56 am
    Link: 12 Most Popular Myths Exposed - You`ve heard them, now let`s expose them.
  2. Profile photo of obesepig
    obesepig Female 13-17
    506 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    Yeah, I heard a lot of these on Snopes.
  3. Profile photo of Dextrine
    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    Ummm... who believed these in this day and age
  4. Profile photo of ilovewasabi
    ilovewasabi Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm
    I yawned while reading the yawning thing. ><
    Now you`re going to yawn too.
  5. Profile photo of elHadji
    elHadji Male 70 & Over
    1456 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm
    Let`s see:

    1. Knew
    2. Knew
    3. PHYSICS! How fun! Knew.
    4. Obvious in the first place.
    5. Mmmm boobies... Huh? What? Oh, already knew.
    6. Knew.
    7. Knew.
    8. Mmmm Animals, tasty. Knew.
    9. Didn`t know but it was obvious.
    10. Knew.
    11. *Yawn* Knew.
    12. Don`t care.

    Great, I feel smart!

  6. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm
    lies >.< LIES !! my mum told me that if you swallow chewing gum it wraps around your heart :-(
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    Melissa921 Female 13-17
    193 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm
    ^^dang it you made me yawn
  8. Profile photo of Melissa921
    Melissa921 Female 13-17
    193 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 12:26 pm
    ^^that was to ilovewasabi
  9. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    August 9, 2008 at 12:32 pm
    HA! I haven`t ya- *yaaaawn* Damn.

    I am SO SICK of the 10% of the brain myth. Whenever someone tries to convince me that they`re psychic, they`ll say that they simply use the other 90% of the brain.

    It`s like people believe that scientists have no idea what 90% of the brain does.

    LIES.

    *ahem*

    So I like this link.

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    jayisalegend Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 12:34 pm
    didnt really expose... it just named them.

    1

  11. Profile photo of obesepig
    obesepig Female 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    I think yawns are contagious because whenever someone yawns I always yawn too. I actually did yawn after you said that, Ilovewasabi. Oh, and I just noticed your avatar is a tiger yawning too.
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    lame
  13. Profile photo of never_more
    never_more Female 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 1:00 pm
    I yawned when I read the yawn thing too. :D
    I guess we really are just chimps copying each other subconsciously. As if I didn`t already know that. XD
  14. Profile photo of StellaT
    StellaT Female 13-17
    150 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 1:00 pm
    amazing...

    I`m not yawning...

  15. Profile photo of 2472192
    2472192 Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    its not just chimps they proved that yawning is contagious to dog`s too...
  16. Profile photo of peanut_x
    peanut_x Female 13-17
    408 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    "Saturday, August 09, 2008 12:25:02 PM
    I yawned while reading the yawning thing. ><
    Now you`re going to yawn too."

    Omg I yawned

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    shivarama Male 13-17
    327 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    i yawned
  18. Profile photo of alice_x
    alice_x Female 18-29
    5143 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    stop saying yawn! every time i read it i yawn...lmao
  19. Profile photo of Yoma4
    Yoma4 Female 13-17
    486 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    I really really doubted these but I never saw it written down that they were fake. AND, I haven`t yawned!
  20. Profile photo of Smudgie
    Smudgie Female 18-29
    52 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 1:42 pm
    Yawning is contagious because when we were chimps or whatever, one chimp would yawn to stay alert when he felt tired (in case danger was approaching) and another chimp would take that as a sign that he should yawn to stay alert too. Or something.

    I want to yawn now.

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    shortsagitar Female 18-29
    676 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    i didnt yawn and the last one ISNT true. they did it on a mythbuster like show where they test things like that. you would have to ingest a LOT more than that for it to show up on a drug test
  22. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    im glad i saw the dog one because my aunt almost always lets our dog take a bite out of her food and then she eats it and whenever anyone looks at her weird she goes into this "she`s MY dog and dogs mouths are cleaner than humans" speech. as if it being "HER" dog make it any less disgusting. and plus she licks poop..how os that clean
  23. Profile photo of Sobii
    Sobii Female 13-17
    264 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    this was pretty interesting, even though i knew most of them already
  24. Profile photo of RdDan
    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 2:06 pm
    This is why i love watching Q.I.
  25. Profile photo of NicoNico
    NicoNico Female 18-29
    444 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 2:08 pm
    I used to have a boyfriend who believed that dogs have sterile mouths. I boycotted kissing when started letting his dog lick the inside of his mouth.
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    coconutnut Male 18-29
    387 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 2:48 pm
    ^ yeah RdDan, Qi is the best, Alan Davies and Stephen Fry ftw
  27. Profile photo of Aretsuku-kun
    Aretsuku-kun Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 2:57 pm
    The last 3 weren`t really exposed... And animals can predict storms.
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    mooogandi Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 3:16 pm
    best way to test positive for opium, take opium.
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    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    August 9, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    yesh poppy seeds will pake you fail a drug test lol number 12 is important lol
  30. Profile photo of YummyUkulele
    YummyUkulele Female 13-17
    155 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    I have a whole book of these, so I already knew all of them. It makes you feel smart. I remember getting in a fight with my 6th grade teacher who said that the Great Wall of China is the only visible structure visible from outer space. I said, "No, it isn`t! Runways and pyramids can be seen, I swear. And they can`t see it from outer space. That`s a myth." He didn`t believe me and everyone thought I was some conspiracist. :(

    And I did not yawn!

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    PopeBenedict Male 70 & Over
    506 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 4:48 pm
    *yawns*
  32. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 6:06 pm
    "There is no gravity in space"

    Auuugh, every time I hear this I want to scream! Of course there is gravity!

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    CZX11 Male 13-17
    179 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 6:19 pm
    yawn
  34. Profile photo of Narikotsu
    Narikotsu Female 13-17
    164 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    I didn`t yamn, but i definantly sighed...
  35. Profile photo of Ohnjaynb
    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
    594 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    The last two aren`t myths. They`re true, but the article must just be poorly written. Yawns are contagious. Just because they are psychological in nature doesn`t change the fact that one person`s yawn does cause others to do the same which is--depending on your definition--contagious.

    Also, they admit that poppy seeds do in fact mimic drug use(on a drug screen). So, I don`t see why they are calling it a myth. I assume the myth busted was that poppy seeds could intoxicate a person, but again, sloppy writing.

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    DorisDahmer Male 13-17
    86 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 7:33 pm
    I yawned...then came.
  37. Profile photo of HOLYCRAP1234
    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
    1468 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    .... I tried to fight the yawning... OMFG I JUST YAWNED AGAIN!! >:C STOOPID YAWNING-NESS!!!
  38. Profile photo of BoredomSux98
    BoredomSux98 Female 18-29
    268 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 8:19 pm
    big yawn
  39. Profile photo of AntiHero94
    AntiHero94 Female 13-17
    66 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 9:46 pm
    lol im nvr eating a poppy see bagel again!
  40. Profile photo of Rizel
    Rizel Male 18-29
    213 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 10:52 pm
    One explanation for the yawning thing is that way back in the youth of our species yawning was a way to coordinate sleeping patterns. Once some one starts yawning then everyone follows. Children under the age of 18 months dont follow this pattern at all. The ages at which this behavior is learned varies by species. So yes, yawns are contagious but on a psychological level versus a physiological level.
  41. Profile photo of 843
    843 Male 18-29
    550 posts
    August 9, 2008 at 10:55 pm
    Wasn`t the exact same list on LiveScience years ago?
  42. Profile photo of 3R1N
    3R1N Female 13-17
    141 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 3:22 am
    I yawned when i read the yawning thing.
    and then again when i read everyones comments.
    Now i feel tired :(
  43. Profile photo of StupidGames
    StupidGames Male 30-39
    7 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 4:31 am
    like who really cares..I mean really
  44. Profile photo of honeybum2611
    honeybum2611 Female 13-17
    73 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 6:17 am
    yeah everytime you nutcrackers said the word yawn
    i was `haaaaaaooop`.
    hmm no, not like that.
    can anyone describe what a yawn sounds like?

    xD

  45. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 8:07 am
    haha! they busted 10, not 12, those last 2 were confirmed.
  46. Profile photo of obesepig
    obesepig Female 13-17
    506 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 9:05 am
    For the "lightning never strikes the same place twice", I knew that false because there was this guy (I think he was in the Civil War, or some war) who got struck once and it paralyzed him from the waist down, then the second time, it paralyzed left half of his body, then the 3rd time, the right half. Then when he died (not from lightning though) lightning struck his grave.
  47. Profile photo of JamesMcM12
    JamesMcM12 Male 13-17
    103 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 10:37 am
    Yawning IS contagious

    I can`t remember where I saw this but apparently, yawning sends more oxygen to the heart which means that you have more blood going to muscles and makes you more alert or something.

    Then when other humans/animals see this, they`re primal instinct kicks in and they`re bodies take it as a sign that there is a need to be alert (i.e. A predator) and so yawn to keep themselves ready for whatever.

    I think it was Discovery Channel lol

  48. Profile photo of harpoonerism
    harpoonerism Female 13-17
    47 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 10:51 am
    I don`t get why people wouldn`t want kids to swallow gum. Sure beats sticking them to a public surface.
  49. Profile photo of Rise23Up
    Rise23Up Male 18-29
    549 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 12:35 pm
    Yeah I think I`ve seen all these before..
  50. Profile photo of J-Urahara
    J-Urahara Male 13-17
    31 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    @honeybum2611
    "ouyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuwuh" :D
  51. Profile photo of IAMMIZ
    IAMMIZ Female 13-17
    45 posts
    August 10, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    I heard that if someone is really empathetic, they`re more likely to yawn if someone else does. Normally I`m hopeless against even the word "yawn," but for some reason, only honeybum2611`s "haaaaaaooop" made me yawn. :D

    Okay, and now I`m sick of the word "yawn." ARGH!

  52. Profile photo of arabknight0
    arabknight0 Male 13-17
    15 posts
    August 11, 2008 at 8:13 am
    yawning? where? *yawn* damn i thought i wouldnt yawn
  53. Profile photo of zomgimonfire
    zomgimonfire Female 18-29
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    August 11, 2008 at 12:01 pm
    i have friends who are 2 years older than me (so they`re in the 18-20 age range) and honestly believe that it takes 7 years to digest gum, and refused to swallow it for that reason. when i tell them its not true, they dont believe me

    -_-

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