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15 Amazing Myths Analyzed! #7 Will Change Your Life Forever

Who doesn't love Mythbusters? When I was a kid, I would always watch them test various myths on Discovery Channel. I still remember when they checked whether an arrow really does shoot straight, and apparently, it actually curves.

Here are 15 fantastic and familiar myths that should help you see the world in a better light. Thank you, Jamie and friends! Please do more tests, and spread the love for science.

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15 Amazing Myths Analyzed! #7 Will Change Your Life Forever

15 Amazing Myths Analyzed! #7 Will Change Your Life Forever

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1. Is Breaking Bad Accurate?

1. Is Breaking Bad Accurate?

We all love the series Breaking Bad, but are they scientifically accurate when they talk about chemicals? Well no. For one, a human cannot be dissolved with hydrofluoric acid alone and second, a massive explosion won't happen using mercury fulminate.

2. Can Dropping A Penny From A Building Kill People?

2. Can Dropping A Penny From A Building Kill People?

Well, no. So you better spend that 'coz you can't kill people with that small coin.

3. Do goldfish have a three-second memory span?

3. Do goldfish have a three-second memory span?

Nope! The guys even made a goldfish go through a maze, and after a month the fish managed to go through it again!

4. Do Ducks' Quacks Echo?

4. Do Ducks' Quacks Echo?

Yes! It's incredibly difficult to differentiate the quack from the echo, buy yes, your duck can have an echo from a quack. The acoustic are really just too similar.

5. Will quicksand kill you?

5. Will quicksand kill you?

Uh oh, there goes your fear of quicksand. Actually, regular sand is less buoyant than quicksand, which basically means that you'd be floating to the top when you're in quicksand.

6. Will a tissue box kill you during a car crash?

6. Will a tissue box kill you during a car crash?

Simply put, NOPE.

7. Is the five-second rule legit?

7. Is the five-second rule legit?

NO. Once your food drops, it's already smothered by germs.

8. Can playing cards thrown fast hurt you?

8. Can playing cards thrown fast hurt you?

A human can usually throw at a max of 25mph and that doesn't do any damage at all. At 155mph, however, you could get a little bit of damage. So cover your eyes!

9. Can Using Your Phone Cause A Gas Explosion?

9. Can Using Your Phone Cause A Gas Explosion?

No. Explosions in gas stations are more likely to happen when an electrostatic charge happens, which is possible when you get in and out of your vehicle. So stay inside and play.

10. If you put sugar into a gas tank, will it be destroyed?

10. If you put sugar into a gas tank, will it be destroyed?

Nope. It will actually perform better.

11. Can you survive an elevator crash just by jumping before it hits?

11. Can you survive an elevator crash just by jumping before it hits?

In theory, it sounds nice. But it'd be impossible to time it perfectly and you'd be hitting the ceiling because of the sheer velocity.

12. Can you survive underwater by getting the air from your tires?

12. Can you survive underwater by getting the air from your tires?

Nope, there's barely enough oxygen there.

13. Can throwing a hammer before jumping into the water break the surface?

13. Can throwing a hammer before jumping into the water break the surface?

No. And get that hammer away.

14. Is it better to flick the lights on and off or just leave them be?

14. Is it better to flick the lights on and off or just leave them be?

It's still better to turn the lights on and off instead of leaving the lights on for good. It's wrong to assume that keeping the light on would save you more money. The power surge from turning the light on is only as much as leaving the light on for a quarter of a second.

15. Can you eat an entire spoon of cinnamon?

15. Can you eat an entire spoon of cinnamon?

Yes. Just don't do it if you had the choice.

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