popular myths

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  1. 63dot macrumors 603

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    i will start

    "the stomach flu"

    what ones do you know about?
     
  2. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Circumcision prevents cervical cancer.

    Not sure if that's exactly a 'popular' myth though...
     
  3. David G. macrumors 6502a

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  4. 63dot thread starter macrumors 603

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    my dog never swears...i raised him right
     
  5. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    Big Hands, Big Feet, Big ****....:cool:

    Its true....:eek:

    Size 13 feet baby...:rolleyes:
     
  6. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    What's the myth here?
     
  7. 63dot thread starter macrumors 603

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    influenza is a respiratory ailment, and it also never goes from the lungs to the stomach, for instance

    there are viruses, bacteria, and sometimes spicy foods that can attack the gastrointestinal tract, but they are not influenza and the proper term for what people call such an attack on your stomach is gastroenteritis and that is not related to the respiratory system ailment of influenza
     
  8. David G. macrumors 6502a

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    haha, very funny.:rolleyes:
     
  9. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah, understandable, but the regular flu is not an influenza strain either, at least not from what i understand... so wouldn't that make a regular flu a myth?

    here's mine what about the" if you swallow your gum it will make your stomach walls to stick together.?"
     
  10. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it isn't a myth. it's a misnomer.
     
  11. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    The sea is blue because the sky is blue. - not true: water is in fact blue (very faintly, but given enough depth, it will appear blue)

    Can't think of any more at the moment, been up 22 hrs... all in the name of pursuing knowledge.
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    You will catch a cold if you go outside barefoot.
     
  13. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah i agree with that's well.. (side note? like a king crab? apparently? i just rea dtheyr not crustaceans? what? but then how come they are classified as crustacea everywhere i don't get it...but im very curious now anyone knows about this?)

    oh another one also,, "MMa being more damaging and barbaric than boxing..."
     
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    OK here's another geeky one: don't bother turning off fluorescent lights because most of their running costs are in the starting up phase - Also not true - I forget the details but basically turn them off if you're away for more than 30 secs.
     
  15. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    what's MMa? :confused:
     
  16. juanster macrumors 68020

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    mixed martial arts. You can google it or you tube. Ufc. Or pride.
     
  17. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    how about if you get too cold or get wet without a raincoat youll catch a cold? isnt the comman cold a virus, but more prevalent in the winter months?
     
  18. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Are you kidding? Boxing is a sport. MMA is blood-sport. (I hope you've been reading the Tank MacNamara series about MMA the past few days referencing Kimbo Slice, it's hilarious.)

    As for my myths, drug myths are my favorite:
    -LSD remains in your spinal fluid after use
    -Ecstasy makes holes in your brain
    and the all time best drug myth
    -Drug dealers give away free samples to get kids addicted to drugs.
     
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  20. LizKat macrumors 68030

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    Hmm. Well... airlines used to hand out free four-packs of cigarettes. A kid in my high school calculus class gave me a Kent from one of those. I went home, smoked it in front of a mirror to see whether I looked cool or not, decided I did and started filching Camels (and later on, Winstons) from my parents. It did not take me long to get hooked on that swell drug nicotine. And it did take me a really long time to detach from it.

    So in my book, that was no myth.

    I do find it interesting that I didn't think cigarettes were cool until a peer gave me one. I mean I had passed up plenty of opportunity to steal cigarettes from my parents prior to that gift of a single Kent in math class.
     
  21. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    uh, what?

    anyone that does anything merely to look cool cant be very happy with who they are....
     
  22. LizKat macrumors 68030

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    LOL what kid in high school knows who he or she is?! I knew I wanted to be cool and was pretty sure I wasn't. Girls taking calculus, yuck...
     
  23. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Not a myth. quite common occurence on the DTES here. get kids addicted, give them more 'free' stuff and then make them pay for by pimping them.


    My least favorite myth : hair and fingernails continue to grow after death
     
  24. c-Row macrumors 65816

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    Macs can't right-click.

    Come on, someone had to say it. :p


    For those who are interested, hair and fingernails appear to do so since the flesh and skin "shrinks".
     
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