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The Biggest Myths Of The 21st Century

Over the years we have heard many off-the-wall claims about the world suggesting truths that we have just learned to willfully accept. Similar to when people used to believe the world was flat, these are merely myths and misconceptions that are easily disproved.

Today these “facts” are less ridiculous but false nonetheless. These are the biggest myths of the 21st century.


10. A penny dropped from the Empire State building can’t kill someone, but it would hurt.

9. Peeing on your jellyfish sting to take the pain away doesn’t work, in fact it makes it worse.

8. Blood is not blue when it’s in your veins.

7. You are not born with all the brain cells you’ll ever have in life.

6. Tomatoes are not vegetables, they are fruit.

5. Tapping a can of soda won’t stop it from exploding when you open it.

4. Touching a toad will not give you warts.

3. The average person does not swallow any spiders while sleeping during their lifetime.

2. Chewing gum doesn’t take seven years to digest if you swallow it.

2. Chewing gum doesn’t take seven years to digest if you swallow it.

1. Undercover police don’t have to let you know they’re cops if you ask them. They are undercover.

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