As we, human beings get on with our everyday life, we tend to come across a lot of Famous facts. These facts are about everything we do, everything we see and covers so many other topics. Now, these so-called facts are fun to read and sometimes they give us knowledge regarding matter we didn’t know before. However, when some of these facts turn out to be false, that’s when people get confused. Listed below are such 10 Famous facts that have been proven to be wrong.
1. NAILS AND HAIR GROW AFTER DEATH
A lot of people will say that even after death, the nails and hair continue to grow. Sorry to disappoint you guys, but in reality, it does not grow at all. The reason as to why this theory came into existence is due to the fact that the skin around the nails and the hair shrink due to the lack of water content in the body. As a result, the nails and hair look to have grown.
2. VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM
One of the most controversial theories that have lasted even until today, people believe that giving vaccinations will ultimately lead to autism. A lot of people have been afraid to vaccinate their children in the fear of them becoming autistic. However, in recent times, this theory has been proven to be wrong but despite that, there are some people who still don’t give their kids vaccinations.
3. CHIMPANZEES EVOLVED INTO HUMANS
This probably will ruin your childhood, but human beings did not exactly evolve from chimpanzees. It is a very popular theory that most people tend to believe in. However, we are not saying that the whole evolution theory is wrong. No, the evolution theory states that both Chimpanzees and Human beings come from the same ancestor just not directly linked with another.
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4. BULLS HATE RED
This might have been one of those theories that everyone knew to be true. It was so famous that even in movies and cartoons we would see a bull being enraged at the very sight of red. Even though matadors use red capes to enrage bulls, it is not the red color that really enrages the bull. The constant movement of the cape is what angers the bull. In fact, it is a lesser known fact that bulls are color blind. So don’t worry, no matter how brightly you color something red, a bull won’t suddenly come charging towards you!
5. HUMAN BEINGS USE 10% OF THEIR BRAINS
Among all other popular facts in this list, this one has to be the most recently developed. Lots of “reports” states that a human uses only 10% of its brain. This has been made further popular by the constant use of this fact in TV shows, movies, and so many other places. However, in reality, a human brain is being completely used all throughout the day. A recent study of the human brain has proven that.
6. VIKINGS USED TO WEAR HORNED HELMETS
A lot of the books, TV shows or even movies depicted the Vikings as fierce warriors who would go to battle wearing horned helmets. However, in reality, they never wore them to battle. The fact is that the area in which Vikings had populated, the horned helmets were present beforehand. The people living there before the Vikings had shown up wearing these helmets during ceremonies. However, the horned helmets were long gone before the Vikings even showed up there.
7. YOU LOSE BODY HEAT THROUGH YOUR HEAD
A popular fact among the majority of the people during winter time is that we lose 98% of our body heat through our heads. Now, this is a completely false claim to make. The body heat that we lose escapes through all parts of our body. It is almost equally distributed. We lose the different amount of heat through different parts of our body based on the temperature outside.
8. CRACKING YOUR KNUCKLES WILL GIVE YOU ARTHRITIS
This phenomenon is exactly what it sounds like. For reasons that are not understood, some people have suddenly burst into flames, and in many cases burned so badly they little was left of them. There are a number of theories, but so far there is no definitive conclusion or any way to determine who is at risk.