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10 Common Misconceptions Dispelled Part 6

10 Common Misconceptions Dispelled Part 6

Noreen October 3, 2012 5

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10 Common Misconceptions Dispelled- Part 5

10 Common Misconceptions Dispelled- Part 5

Noreen July 2, 2012 0

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You Can Survive Being Exposed to the Near Vacuum of Space for About 90 Seconds With No Longterm Damage

You Can Survive Being Exposed to the Near Vacuum of Space for About 90 Seconds With No Longterm Damage

Daven Hiskey June 16, 2012 6

Myth: The instant you’re exposed to the near vacuum of space, you’ll lose consciousness, your blood will start to boil, and you’ll explode. (Other variations on this myth include you freezing near instantly from

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CPR Does Not Require “Mouth To Mouth”

CPR Does Not Require “Mouth To Mouth”

Scott June 9, 2012 21

Myth: Proper CPR technique should include frequent use of “mouth to mouth” in between compressions. In fact, the 2010 guidelines set out by the American Heart Association (AHA) do not recommend breathing for someone

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Can the Great Wall of China Really Be Seen from Space?

Can the Great Wall of China Really Be Seen from Space?

Samantha May 14, 2012 4

Jimmy K. asks: Can the great wall of China really be seen from space? That depends on what is meant by “seen” and “space” because the definitions of each determine whether or not the

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Helicopters Won’t Just Drop Like a Rock if the Engine Dies, They are Actually Designed to Be Able to Land Safely This Way

Helicopters Won’t Just Drop Like a Rock if the Engine Dies, They are Actually Designed to Be Able to Land Safely This Way

Daven Hiskey May 6, 2012 11

Myth: Helicopters will drop like a rock when the engine shuts down. In fact, you have a better chance at surviving in a helicopter when the engine fails than you do in an airplane.

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Sign Languages Do Not Generally Resemble the Spoken Language from the Area They Originated

Sign Languages Do Not Generally Resemble the Spoken Language from the Area They Originated

Daven Hiskey April 30, 2012 0

Myth: sign languages generally resemble the spoken language from the area they originated. In other words, in the majority of cases, the various sign languages used were not developed from spoken languages.  For example,

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TNT and Dynamite are Not the Same Thing

TNT and Dynamite are Not the Same Thing

Daven Hiskey April 30, 2012 2

Myth: TNT and Dynamite are the same thing. In fact, TNT and dynamite are not the same thing at all, contrary to what the Road Runner and Wiley coyote would have you believe. Dynamite

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Native Americans Had Alcohol Before Europeans Arrived

Native Americans Had Alcohol Before Europeans Arrived

Daven Hiskey April 30, 2012 0

Myth: Native Americans were first introduced to “firewater” by Europeans. In fact, Native American tribes had numerous different types of alcoholic beverages that they brewed long before the “white man” came to the Americas.

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Honey Bees Actually Do Sleep

Honey Bees Actually Do Sleep

Daven Hiskey April 30, 2012 1

Myth: Honey Bees Don’t Sleep. Honey Bees do in fact sleep, though there is always significant activity in the hive 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Research done in 1988 shows that,

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Searing Meat Does Not “Seal in the Juices”

Searing Meat Does Not “Seal in the Juices”

Daven Hiskey April 30, 2012 3

Myth: Searing meat seals the juices in. In fact, water in seared meat evaporates at either the same rate or higher, in some cases, than non-seared meat. What searing does do is play a

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Velcro was Not Invented by NASA for the Space Program

Velcro was Not Invented by NASA for the Space Program

Daven Hiskey April 27, 2012 0

Myth: Velcro was invented by NASA for the space program. In fact, Velcro was already commercially available before being used by NASA. It did receive a huge boost in popularity after being used by

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A Cocoon and a Chrysalis are Not the Same Thing

A Cocoon and a Chrysalis are Not the Same Thing

Daven Hiskey April 27, 2012 2

Myth: a cocoon and a chrysalis are the same thing.  In fact, the chrysalis is a butterfly pupa, which is a hard skin which appears after the caterpillar’s final shedding of its skin when

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Some Women Do Have Adam’s Apples

Some Women Do Have Adam’s Apples

Daven Hiskey April 27, 2012 1

Myth: Women Don’t Have Adam’s Apples. In fact, it’s actually not that terribly uncommon if you were to look close enough to most women’s throats, though “man sized” Adam’s Apples are somewhat rare in

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Ben and Jerry, From Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, are Not a Couple

Ben and Jerry, From Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, are Not a Couple

Daven Hiskey April 27, 2012 0

Myth: Ben and Jerry, from Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, are a couple. In fact, Jerry was dating his eventual wife when Ben and Jerry were roommates. He also left the company for a

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John F. Kennedy’s Statement “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” was Not Interpreted as “I am a Jelly-Filled Doughnut”

John F. Kennedy’s Statement “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” was Not Interpreted as “I am a Jelly-Filled Doughnut”

Daven Hiskey April 25, 2012 8

Myth: John F. Kennedy blundered in one of his most famous speeches, saying in German “I am a jelly-filled doughnut” instead of what he meant (in the figurative sense) “I am a person from

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Abner Doubleday Did Not Invent Baseball

Abner Doubleday Did Not Invent Baseball

Daven Hiskey March 20, 2012 4

Myth: Baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday This myth has been widely spread since 1907 and even today is sometimes presented by such people as Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig.  The fact of

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Both Cats and Dogs can See Color

Both Cats and Dogs can See Color

Daven Hiskey January 12, 2012 10

Myth: Cats and dogs can only see in black and white The myth that cats and dogs are fully colorblind has been around for quite some time, despite the fact that it has been

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