Unbelievable, but true.
Thanks to popular culture, gossip and poor-quality translations the world is replenished with new and new myths. Most of them very quickly refuted by science, and some time to settle down in the society and can even turn into Proverbs. “Hide your head in the sand”, “like a red rag to a bull” and other expressions are so firmly entrenched in our minds that believe that it is not very difficult. But you try.
1. Cats and dogs see the world in black and white
In the darkness of our smaller brothers can see much better than humans, but distinguish few colors — only blue and green.
2. Goldfish have bad memory
If you ever said that you have the memory of a goldfish, you can calm down and not to pay to any attention. After all, these representatives of the underwater world can remember what they taught 5 months ago.
3. Bite of the bat necessarily cause rabies
If you belong to the number of people who believe that from the bite of a bat can not only be Batman, but just get rabies, it can disappoint you. First, from the bite of a superhero was the only Spider-Man, and secondly, only 6% of bats have rabies, and the chance of them being infected is very small.
4. Fear ostriches bury their heads in the sand
This is one of those myths that people believe so strongly that now even use the expression “hiding your head in the sand”, in the sense of “try to ignore the problem or danger, hoping it will disappear by itself”. And ostriches would be incredibly disappointing to hear, because they do not bury their heads in the sand, especially from fear. These birds just bends the head to the ground to avoid being noticed by predators.
5. Bees immediately die after it stings someone
In this case, it would be worth to put under question the existence of rationalism from mother nature. Of course, there are bees, for example, honey, which at the end of the stinger there is a small zadubrivka where it can remain in the skin. But this is the exception rather than the rule.
6. The people in the dream may accidentally swallow a spider
In fact, no studies of this phenomenon were not so reliable data on this issue no. And, logically, this is unlikely to happen. After all, you would not have to get into the mouth of a predator, even sleeping?
7. A shark can sense a drop of blood thousands of miles away
This is true, but somewhat exaggerated. According to research by American Museum of natural history, sharks can smell a drop of blood in the pool that can not fail to impress. But this is clearly not thousands of kilometers.
8. The camel humps filled with water
Most likely this myth came from the fact that these animals for a long time can travel through the desert without food and water. What camels store in their humps — not that other, as fat serves as an energy source in the absence of normal food.
9. Not allowed to touch the Chicks
It is doubtful that people seem to bird so disgusting that after one touch they will abandon their children. If the chick falls to the ground, his parents just waiting for him will somehow help. If you know exactly where the baby fell out — just put it back in the nest — he will not cast out.
10. Sharks doesn’t give you cancer
In theory this myth even makes sense is that shark cartilage is rich in substances that inhibit the growth of cancer cells. However, as studies have shown, it does not protect fish against the formation of tumors.
11. There is music that can conjure snakes
The ability to force the snake to move as it wants to the caster, not based on the music he plays, and in its movements. Cobra care what song people will sing — she just watches how he moves.
12. Dolphins are the good guys
If you swim in the ocean and see water over the fin, very happy if it belongs to the Dolphin. But do not trust these “good souls” because they are not as nice as they seem. After all, these good souls sometimes porpoises are raped before to kill them. And who knows what else may be on the minds of these “debbies”.
13. The bulls hate the color red
The emergence of this myth should thank the clichés from cartoons and movies, because in real life the bulls react to red color, and movement. Therefore, it makes no difference what the rag before waving them red or white.
14. Elephants remember everything
Looking at their big heads, you would think that the amount of memory in these animals a large. However, as
other people and animals, elephants can forget — after all, their brain is not perfect.
15. The mode of transmission of HIV from monkey to human
That initially AIDS was sick chimpanzee, known to many. However, after scientists found that these people had contracted the disease, there are a lot of jokes on the topic too closely the “dialogue” some people with these animals. In fact, the virus is transmitted to humans via blood and, most likely, it happened when eating meat, the poor animals.
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