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Date: 01/24/12 05:17 PM

51 Responses to 10 Misconceptions Rundown

  1. Profile photo of half-a-life
    half-a-life Male 13-17
    254 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    Link: 10 Misconceptions Rundown - 10 common misconceptions you may have... wait for number 10 though.
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    Grayvyn Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    Number 10...
    FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU
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    fps_will Male 18-29
    102 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    why did i watch number ten whyyyyy
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    MIND=BLOWN!!! i had no idea about #10!!!!
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    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
    549 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    8 is too low!??!?! drat you. drat. You.
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1068 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    I think you mean number 1
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    lol, do people really still believe most of that crap?
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm
    I knew every last one of these (except for number 2.. I didn`t even know that was an issue for some people).. most of these are obvious. And yes you do swallow spiders when you sleep, and I know that from fact. I threw up on a carnival ride once and there was a twitching spider that came up with the vomit. TMI, I know.. sorry about that.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    Relax, he`s just having everyone on with the spider thing. He did it well, setting it up by telling the truth with the other 9 to establish credibility and only turning the spider one around right at the end.

    Spiders, like almost all animals, tend to avoid walking into the open mouth of a much larger animal that might easily eat them. It`s instinctive, even for an animal as near mindless as a spider.

    Even better, it appears to have been deliberately made up as a silly thing that people would believe:

    Snopes to the rescue!
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    the best in when you just falling asleep and your chest tickles. so you scratch it only to realize you just picked up and drating huge wolf spider! god i love that
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 24, 2012 at 6:35 pm
    And yes you do swallow spiders when you sleep, and I know that from fact. I threw up on a carnival ride once and there was a twitching spider that came up with the vomit.

    I doubt if a spider can live in human stomach acid for more than seconds, or even remain an intact corpse for more than a little while, so it`s unlikely you swallowed it while asleep unless you were asleep on the carnival ride. Human stomach acid has a ph of less than 2 - it`s harsh stuff. I think it`s more likely that the spider somehow flew into your mouth as you moved at fairly high speed on the ride and that`s what triggered your vomiting.
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    foolsowl Male 40-49
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    January 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmspiders!!!
  13. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    I don`t even believe I swallow even one spider in my sleep. There just aren`t that many stupid spiders crawling around. And why spiders? Why not ants or houseflies? They`re way more common and much more likely to explore an open mouth.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    Really guys
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    @Justin9235. Pics or it didn`t happen
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    I knew all of these. But then I am terminally addicted to that awesome British quiz-show QI. And I`m pretty sure the last one is bullpoo.
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
    314 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm
    I believed exactly zero of these before watching the video, good job video.
  18. Profile photo of Bealzebubble
    Bealzebubble Male 18-29
    352 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    Indeed anyone who watches QI would know most of these.
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    Airfalco Male 18-29
    34 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    There`s still oxygen in venous blood, just not as much of it...
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    Actually, we do consume more than 8 spiders, but it`s because they fall into the machines that make our food, get mashed, dismembered and fragmented, get packaged, and we never even see, or taste, their tiny bits and we eat them.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    Davymid: An Ohio University fact sheet estimates that we eat from one to two pounds of insects each year, and without knowing it. FDA Defect Action Levels
  22. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31764 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    Very nice! Interesting and fun to watch :-)

    Mmmm, spiders are yummy!
  23. Profile photo of Abandonnez
    Abandonnez Male 18-29
    229 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    8 is far too low an estimate! GAHHHH!
  24. Profile photo of GreyYes
    GreyYes Female 18-29
    418 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    @Angilion he made a follow up video about the snopes article saying he contacted snopes about it but they wouldnt reply. the whole eight+ spider thing is still kind of a mystery.

    id have to guess it depends on where you live, conditions, and whether you even sleep with your mouth open.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    Davymid: An Ohio University fact sheet estimates that we eat from one to two pounds of insects each year, and without knowing it.
    Yeah, I know and I agree. I was thinking more of how the myth is commonly represented, that common spiders and insects willfully crawl down into our stomachs while we sleep.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm
    Food inspection agencies actually have standards for the amount of insect parts and rodent hair in flour, probably because it`s very, very difficult to filter them out of the system between field and bakery. Understandable but gross.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    January 24, 2012 at 11:12 pm
    Goddamnit, now i`m not going to be able to sleep for a week
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    joeblowsglas Male 30-39
    72 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 1:25 am
    Realistically, the average number of spiders swallowed at night per person per lifetime is probably less than one. After all, most people breathe while they sleep (at least I do) and spiders, like virtually all arthropods, flee from breath. After all, there are lots of vertebrates that EAT arthropods, and if you`re an arthropod and something is breathing on you, it`s not a good idea to stick around. Simple enough.

    PLUS to say spiders like warm wet places is RIDICULOUS, most prefer dark, dry, STILL AND NON BREATHING places. come on! now he says it was joke, which i am sure it was. but you guys are eating it up!!
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    joeblowsglas Male 30-39
    72 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 1:27 am
    sarahofborg, these people are not the brightest...
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    akabane Male 18-29
    1093 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 3:18 am
    i love this guys videos
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    ingrateful Male 13-17
    415 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 4:15 am
    lol. Koreans and StarCraft
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    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
    310 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 5:14 am
    The last one is pretty much the worst thing ever. Eff you, world.
  33. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 5:26 am
    Davymid: I don`t know about them crawling down someone`s mouth, but do know a person that had a roach crawl up his nose into his sinus cavity.

    He complained of a stuffy nose, blew it, looked at the tissue (bad move) and quite literally freaked out when he saw it, grew pale and then threw up.

    And we`ve seen video of a roach removed from one`s ear canal, so who knows for sure. I really really hope they don`t.
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    blk954 Male 30-39
    182 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 6:22 am
    Oh....since spiders like "warm, moist places", I can assume that they LOVE Lindsay Lohan`s cooter.
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    charmingman Male 18-29
    146 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 6:57 am
    I did know these, but love shooting people apart with things like this. My fave is when people ask for a `really bloody steak` thinking this makes them some kind of vampire/nutter. Then you point out the red stuff in steaks is not actually blood..... their whole world is shattered.
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    CrakrJakk Male 40-49
    21 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 7:07 am
    Furthermore it`s like the Disney and lemmings myth that they wilfully walk off cliffs dieing. It would be kind of weird for insects to wilfully walk into our mouths to die, because surely it can`t be an attractive location for them..... but hmmm nonetheless
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36181 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 7:26 am

    @ CrakrJak - thanks for the nightmares.


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    Funkytoes Female 18-29
    170 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 7:54 am
    10% of our brain`s potential! Not out brain ofc Oo
  39. Profile photo of LegerDemain
    LegerDemain Male 18-29
    124 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 8:10 am
    If Anyone actually believes any of these facts, I am disappointed with them, and with mankind in general. Why the F would you think that blood is blue in the body? And why would tap water be bad? The water one I had never heard of, of course you should stay hydrated at a reasonable level. And if you believed the bubble gum one or the fan one; seriously?
  40. Profile photo of tuapui
    tuapui Male 18-29
    94 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 8:35 am
    i`m okay with eating spiders as long as i don`t catch myself doing it.
  41. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2758 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 9:23 am
    event why did I watch the last one....
  42. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6648 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 10:00 am
    Never heard of fan death, but surely most people knew about the others?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Mmm.... spiders
  44. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2067 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    And why would tap water be bad? -- American marketers have convinced the gullible sheep that populate the United States that it is healthier to spend $2.50 for a bottle of your local water than to just get it out of your own faucet.
  45. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    ...*cries over the last one*
  46. Profile photo of Discobiscuit
    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    Stop freaking out.
    Related.
  47. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    Why the F would you think that blood is blue in the body?

    By putting these things together:

    1) Any blood vessel most people see on a day to day basis appears to be carrying blue blood (although I`ve heard that they can appear green with the right shade of skin colour and the right light levels).

    2) Blood is red outside of the body.

    3) Blood carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

    From (3), conclude that blood coming back to the lungs doesn`t have oxygen in it because it`s delivered it all. That`s what blood does, right?

    From that conclusion and (1), conclude that deoxygenated blood is blue.

    From that conclusion and (2), conclude that it becomes red by absorbing oxygen (a *very* reactive element) from the air.

    It`s completely wrong, but it`s not nonsense that only an idiot would think is true.
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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
    583 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    I didn`t have to wait for number 10.....it was the first one
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    itzazoom Male 18-29
    182 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    as a german speaker:
    we have longer german words, especially laws and regulations (the last one is the "anesthetic perscription regulation", we can do better than thaz)
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    shaustin Male 18-29
    143 posts
    January 28, 2012 at 10:25 am
    nooooooo unwatch unwatch unwatch
  51. Profile photo of HiEv
    HiEv Male 40-49
    621 posts
    January 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    Basically, anyone foolish or gullible enough to believe myths #10 through #2 were true, deserves to be fooled by his "correction" to myth #1.

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