12 Most Popular Myths Exposed

Submitted by: yonomas 9 years ago in Entertainment
http://www.uphaa.com/blog/index.php/popular-myth-revealed/

You"ve heard them, now let"s expose them.
There are 53 comments:
Female 582
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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Male 15
yawning? where? *yawn* damn i thought i wouldnt yawn
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Female 45
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!

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Male 31
@honeybum2611
"ouyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuwuh" :D
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Male 548
Yeah I think I`ve seen all these before..
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Female 47
I don`t get why people wouldn`t want kids to swallow gum. Sure beats sticking them to a public surface.
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Male 102
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

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Female 505
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.
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Male 10,440
haha! they busted 10, not 12, those last 2 were confirmed.
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Female 73
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

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Male 7
like who really cares..I mean really
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Female 141
I yawned when i read the yawning thing.
and then again when i read everyones comments.
Now i feel tired :(
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Male 550
Wasn`t the exact same list on LiveScience years ago?
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Male 213
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.
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Female 66
lol im nvr eating a poppy see bagel again!
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Female 268
big yawn
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Male 1,468
.... I tried to fight the yawning... OMFG I JUST YAWNED AGAIN!! >:C STOOPID YAWNING-NESS!!! [yes, I do know the correct spelling of stupid, stupid.]
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Male 86
I yawned...then came.
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Male 592
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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Female 164
I didn`t yamn, but i definantly sighed...
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Male 178
yawn
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Female 1,984
"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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Male 504
*yawns*
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Female 155
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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Male 904
yesh poppy seeds will pake you fail a drug test lol number 12 is important lol
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Male 404
best way to test positive for opium, take opium.
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Male 308
The last 3 weren`t really exposed... And animals can predict storms.
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Male 386
^ yeah RdDan, Qi is the best, Alan Davies and Stephen Fry ftw
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Female 444
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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Male 759
This is why i love watching Q.I.
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Female 264
this was pretty interesting, even though i knew most of them already
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Female 4,376
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
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Female 675
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
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Female 52
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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Female 486
I really really doubted these but I never saw it written down that they were fake. AND, I haven`t yawned!
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Female 5,139
stop saying yawn! every time i read it i yawn...lmao
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Male 327
i yawned
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Female 408
"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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Male 121
its not just chimps they proved that yawning is contagious to dog`s too...
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Female 150
amazing...

I`m not yawning...

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Female 192
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
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Male 1,825
lame
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Female 505
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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Male 8
didnt really expose... it just named them.

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Female 15,763
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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Female 193
^^that was to ilovewasabi
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Female 193
^^dang it you made me yawn
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Female 5,139
lies >.< LIES !! my mum told me that if you swallow chewing gum it wraps around your heart :-(
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Male 1,455
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!

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Female 88
I yawned while reading the yawning thing. ><
Now you`re going to yawn too.
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Male 483
Ummm... who believed these in this day and age
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Female 505
Yeah, I heard a lot of these on Snopes.
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Male 3
Link: 12 Most Popular Myths Exposed [Rate Link] - You`ve heard them, now let`s expose them.
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