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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by 63dot, Jun 19, 2008.
i will start
"the stomach flu"
what ones do you know about?
Circumcision prevents cervical cancer.
Not sure if that's exactly a 'popular' myth though...
Dogs have cleaner mouths than people.
my dog never swears...i raised him right
Big Hands, Big Feet, Big ****....
Size 13 feet baby...
What's the myth here?
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
haha, very funny.
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.?"
it isn't a myth. it's a misnomer.
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.
You will catch a cold if you go outside barefoot.
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..."
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.
mixed martial arts. You can google it or you tube. Ufc. Or pride.
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?
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.
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.
anyone that does anything merely to look cool cant be very happy with who they are....
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...
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
Macs can't right-click.
Come on, someone had to say it.
For those who are interested, hair and fingernails appear to do so since the flesh and skin "shrinks".
You folks need to watch QI