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11 Misconceptions We Have About Human Body

We have misconceptions everywhere and about everything, even our own bodies. It is a human tendency or rather say animal instinct for survival, that we start to believe anything that have the slightest of the possibility of harming us or loved ones. That is how misconceptions usually come, and over time they become a part of our accepted norms of living.

Some may be justifiable or perhaps come out of keen observation, but these few are a total hoax I tell you.

11 Misconceptions We Have About Human Body

11 Misconceptions We Have About Human Body

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You get cramp, if you exercise within 30-minutes of eating

You get cramp, if you exercise within 30-minutes of eating

You can certainly get cramps, but that would be due to wrong movements or improper warming up or some other thing but never cause of eating.

Never get out in cold with your hair wet

Never get out in cold with your hair wet

Now that won't get you sick. Body has a very efficient system of core temperature management, although staying inside among people can certainly make you sick, you know with viruses.

Sweat takes out toxins too

Sweat takes out toxins too

A detailed study suggested that sweat is only water, minerals and electrolytes. Sweat glands are too superficial to actually take out anything from the body.

Alcohol makes you warm

Alcohol makes you warm

Sorry to say guys, alcohol does not warm you up, rather creates the illusion by dilating blood vessels near skin. And ironically, in the process, makes you cold instead. One excuse for drinking, off the list.

Cracking fingers/joints causes arthritis

Cracking fingers/joints causes arthritis

Where in the world did you get that. Cracking only forces nitrogen between them, which has no effect at all.

Tilt your head back when nose bleeds

Tilt your head back when nose bleeds

Let me tell you how it goes, your blood goes back, may cause coughing, if not then reach your stomach instead, through your throat leading to vomit. A nose bleed is problem enough, I guess? So just pinch your nose and tilt forward.

Reading in dim light can damage your eyes

Reading in dim light can damage your eyes

Eyes are sensitive and thus it's the strong light that damages them, in dim lighting all you get is a little fatigue. On the other hand though, trying to listen to soft/low voices can lead to hearing disabilities until one is deaf.

Licking a wound/cut is fine

Licking a wound/cut is fine

Well, the tongue is one among, if not the dirtiest part of our bodies with millions of bacteria homing it. We have, since long, moved over some of our animal behavior and thus licking wounds is no more good.

Coffee cures hangover

Coffee cures hangover

No, it just creates an illusion, which can actually be dangerous, like if we drive after having a hangover curing cup of coffee, it's much like drunk driving.

You get diseases off the toilets

You get diseases off the toilets

Well, you certainly can, but not anything like STDs or other such contagious natured disease.

Your heart stops for a second when you sneeze

Your heart stops for a second when you sneeze

It doesn't even skips a beat, cause you sneezed and not fell in love. Anyway, if ever your heart stops, even for a fraction of a second, believe me, you would know!

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