10 Facts That Are False That Everyone Believed
It’s not uncommon for false news or facts to spread since there is usually more of that going around than actual facts. Since our childhood we hear many facts and retain those to our memories. But one thing we never do is to fact check them. Whatever a person tells us, we believe them because why would they lie? Not everyone has the right information which is why we should always check for ourselves. Here are ten facts you probably believed to be true:
1. Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world
Everyone believes in this but technically it is tallest from base to summit. And Mauna Kea kills it at being the tallest. Above sea level, Mauna Kea (in Hawaii) is only 13,799 feet but underwater, it’s 33,465 feet tall.
2. We lose our body heat through our head
We always thought that you lose most of the body heat through head but you lose just as much heat per square inch through your head as you do through the rest of the body.
3. The Great Wall of China is the only man-made creation to be seen from space
It’s pretty hard to pick out the Great Wall of China from any space-based locale. Yes, the Great Wall of China is very, very long. But it is still a wall and unless they paint it hot pink, there are no chances of seeing it from space. You can see other man-made objects from space.
4. Napoléon Bonaparte was short
At 5’6, he was slightly above average height for a Frenchman during his time.
5. Don’t eat and swim
Eating before swimming does not give you cramps. However, a full stomach will make you short of breath.
6. Black “holes”
Black holes are not actually huge holes in space but rather highly dense objects that have a strong gravitational pull.
7. We only have five senses
Some scientists say it is 21, including those of pain, temperature and balance.
8. Vaccines cause autism
Based on fraudulent research that was manipulated have give birth to baseless fears such as this.
9. Bats are blind
Bats have perfectly good sense of sight but they also use echolocation, using their voices and its echo to locate their prey.
10. It takes 7 years to digest gum
The chewy part of the gum is indigestible so it passes through but the rest gets absorbed.