5 Myths People Still Believe

9 January, 2020

Urinating on a jellyfish sting stops it from stinging Previous Myth We’ve all seen the Friends episode ‘The One With The Jellyfish‘. Joey, Monica and Chandler are at the beach when Monica has an unfortunate encounter with a jellyfish. Faced with this problem, Joey falls back on something he learned from a documentary. After Monica […]

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5 Myths People Still Believe

9 January, 2020

Exposing a cut to the open air helps it heal quicker Previous Myth The myth is that if you have a wound it is best to leave it exposed to help it dry out and heal quicker. The truth is in fact the opposite as scientists have observed that leaving a cut exposed can slow […]

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5 Myths People Still Believe

9 January, 2020

Eating carrots gives you night vision Previous Myth This myth, unlike the others so far, has some truth behind it. Carrots contain vitamin A or ‘retinol’. This is a substance that is required for your body to produce ‘rhodopsin’, the pigment in your eyes that comes into operation in low and poor lighting conditions. Having […]

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5 Myths People Still Believe

9 January, 2020

Not waiting an hour after eating before swimming can cause you to drown Previous Myth This is a common myth that people still live by, so much so that it sparked a scientific advisory review from the American Red Cross in the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education. The review concluded with them stating […]

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