Before the internet, most of us just believed what we were told. When someone said shaving thickens hair or alcohol kills brain cells, it made sense so we believed it.
Many of us still believe these things. Why wouldn’t we? If everything thinks it’s true, it must be. Right?
But don’t worry, we’re here to help! Get ready for the Top 30 Myths We All Think Are True, but really aren’t…
#30 – Twinkies Last Forever
There is a longstanding belief that Twinkies never go bad and that if the apocalypse ever came, these little, golden sponge cakes would become a hot commodity. Truth is, like any food with moisture in it, it goes bad pretty fast. Most Twinkies wouldn’t last the apocalypse much longer than a month.
#29 – Police Have To Wait 24 Hours Before They Start Looking For A Missing Person
This is a myth perpetuated by crime drama TV. In fact, if police think someone is missing, they will begin looking for them right away. The sooner the better. So if someone goes missing, report it!
#28 – Swimming After Eating Is Dangerous
All of our parents told us we have to wait at least 30 minutes after eating before we go swimming. Otherwise, our muscles will cramp and surely we’ll drown. Not really. It’s true our bodies need extra blood to digest food, but not so much the body can’t still supply it to other places.
#27 – Iron Maidens Are Medieval Torture Devices
You probably seen pictures of these before, torture devices used to impale victims. Well, truth is they never really existed. They were a hoax concocted by a couple of guys in the 18th and 19th centuries
#26 – Napoleon Was Short
Anyone who has been accused of having a “Napoleon complex” knows it’s because they are not the tallest one in the room. But, Napoleon was actually 5’7”, which, at the time, was a very respectable height in France.
Myths #25 – 1 coming soon…