When it comes to health and fitness, we’ve seen a lot of myths about our bodies popping up on the internet. The simple fact is that many of our bodies’ mechanisms are still somewhat unknown to us, and what better place to ramble on wild theories than in Lord Google’s kingdom?
Regardless, we can easily debunk some myths that have been around for years now that the science is still out there. Let’s take a look at some of them and why they’re wrong.
We swallow 8 spiders a year in our sleep
This simply won’t happen. Spiders don’t care about getting into our mouths at all, especially if we’re breathing heavily. You have a much higher chance of waking up when a spider walks in your face than one that wants to build a nest in your mouth.
No swimming after meals
The myth that you will drown if you swim 30 minutes after eating is just a myth. At worst it can give you a stomach ache. So while going for a swim right after dinner is not ideal, it’s not life-threatening either.
The Tongue Has 6 Taste Zones
In fact, our tongues have between 5,000 and 10,000 taste buds waiting to taste all kinds of things. Taste areas seem to be more of a brain perception thing, where we assume a certain area tastes something because we “feel” like it. Literally the whole tongue can taste all the flavors Same.
Carrots Improve Your Vision
Carrots do contain good amounts of vitamin A, which can improve your night vision, but they’re far from the only source of vitamin A. While vitamin A can help you maintain good vision, it won’t improve it. This is not a cure for the blind.
shaved hair thicker and darker
Great news for cyclists around the world! The hair doesn’t get thicker and darker, it’s just that the tips haven’t been exposed to the natural elements yet. There’s no link between shaving and thicker hair, so you can shave however you want.
White Teeth Are Healthier
White teeth just have more enamel on them, that’s all. You could have the healthiest teeth in the world but have less enamel, or you could have the whitest teeth in the world and still be less healthy. There is nothing inherently wrong with reducing enamel thickness.
You’ll get arthritis from snapping your knuckles
While it’s not true, your knuckles have been shown to weaken your grip over time. If that doesn’t bother you, arthritis is the only thing holding you back, and you can always hit those bad boys.