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12 Lies You Have Been Thinking Are Facts

12 Lies You Have Been Thinking Are Facts
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Over the years, we are told several things, some out of the experience, and many of us believed them to be true. At times, these folklores become so popular that many of us actually believe that they are facts. 

Here we discuss 12 such things that are commonly thought to be universal facts, but sadly, are just myths.

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1) Alcohol warms you up.

1) Alcohol warms you up.

Actually, alcohol lowers your body temperature, and if you feel warm, it's the auto immune system of your body. The concept is pretty much like feeling cold during a fever.

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2) People are either left or right - brained.

2) People are either left or right - brained.
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Both halves of the brain are responsible for building up your personality. Creativity and analytical thinking come from both sides of the brain.

3) Alcohol kills brain cells.

3) Alcohol kills brain cells.
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Small and infrequent dosages of alcohol will not affect your brain cells. On the other hand, if you are an alcoholic, then it might be killing your brain away.

4) We have five senses.

4) We have five senses.
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Scientists believe that we have way more than 5 senses.

5) Columbus discovered the earth was round.

5) Columbus discovered the earth was round.
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The notion of the earth being round was pretty common at Columbus's time.

6) Twinkies last forever.

6) Twinkies last forever.
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Unless a month and a half is forever, they wouldn't.

7) Shaving thickens hair.

7) Shaving thickens hair.
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The thickness remains the same. It appears to be thicker because it's stubble.

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8) George Washington smoked weed.

8) George Washington smoked weed.
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George Washington grew hemp, but there is no way of actually knowing if he smoked it or not.

9) It's dangerous to wake up a sleepwalker.

9) It's dangerous to wake up a sleepwalker.
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Waking a sleepwalker up wouldn't cause any harm. The only thing is they would be disoriented and confused. Hence its best to just walk them back to the bed without waking them up.

10) Different parts of the tongue taste different flavors.

10) Different parts of the tongue taste different flavors.
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Taste and flavors come from all parts of the tongue. The taste buds present in the tongue share similar properties.

11) Vitamin C keeps you away from any illness.

11) Vitamin C keeps you away from any illness.
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Well, though it might help with some diseases, it can't help you from catching a common cold.

12) De-oxygenated blood is blue in colour.

12) De-oxygenated blood is blue in colour.
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Blood is never blue. De-oxygenated blood is a dark red colour, and oxygenated blood is a bright red colour. It appears blue through the layers of skin and fat.

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