The ice cream that hides a big secret, the palm trees that aren’t what you think they are, and the “tricks” of the kitchen that don’t really work are all the things we deal with every day. That’s because we often take everything our parents and teachers say to the letter, without ever questioning it. Even if some beliefs continue to be popular for years, it’s best to double-check them, and we’re here to help you do it.
On the positive side, he delved into this issue and discovered that there are a lot of deceptive things we could believe. Today we’re ready to blow them up. Let’s start!
- The ice cream in the ads is just mashed potatoes and starch.
It’s not a magic ice cream that never melts that companies use in their commercials. In fact, they don’t use ice cream at all. The mashed potatoes of colors , the corn starch, powdered sugar and animal fat are used to deceive our eyes and senses, do not melt under hot spotlights, and look better in the photographs.
2. Palm trees are not actually trees
We are used to thinking that palm trees are trees because of their name, “palm tree”. However, it’s actually a kind of herb. Palm trees do not create so-called tree rings as they grow, marking their annual growth. In addition, its trunk has no bark and is the same inside and outside. So, calling these things “Palm Grass” would be more correct.
3. Green gummy bears are strawberry flavor
It seems logical that orange sweets should try as oranges, reds as strawberries or cherries, lemons, yellow as green and as apples or limes. However, it turns out that some gummy bear manufacturers do not follow this rule at all. Haribo gives his green gummy bears a strawberry flavor! And red actually have a raspberry flavor.
4. Your hair doesn’t get thicker after shaving
During puberty, a child’s parents can tell them that if they start shaving right away, thicker, darker hair will grow back. However, this popular myth is not really true. Shaved hair leaves them with red tips that feel “stubble” as they grow. This makes the person look and feel harder with thick, dark hair, but they’re not.
5. Salt doesn’t help water to boil faster
There is a belief that if you add salt to the water, it will boil faster. An experiment was conducted to prove this and only revealed that salt makes no difference. The amount of salt we add is usually about 1 tablespoon (less than 3 grams), which is too small and makes no difference.
Salt can only help the water boil faster if it is added in large amounts. This would ruin the taste and no one would use it.
6. Carrot’s are not the ultimate cure for bad eyesight
Parents and attentive doctors have always told us that eating carrots is good for our eyes. We believe this magical vegetable has the ability to improve and protect it. However, this is only partially true. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene and our bodies use it to create a very important vitamin for our eyes known as vitamin A.
It is worth noting that we would need to eat many carrots so that the vitamin makes a difference and our bodies avoid the accumulation of excessive toxic levels of the substance.
7. Everest is the highest mountain on Earth, but not the tallest
In school during geography class, you were probably told that Everest was the highest and largest mountain on our planet. Turns out it’s only considered the highest because it has the highest elevation above sea level. On the contrary, there is a mountain that we say is even “taller” known as Mauna Kea. The main body of this mountain is below sea level, but if we take all its volume, it is considered to be higher than Everest.
8. Oil doesn’t stop pasta from sticking
If you ask how to keep the pieces of pasta from sticking, people will usually tell you to add some oil to the water. But this doesn’t really work. The oil is less dense than the water, so it forms a layer on top. When draining the pasta, this oil will cover it. However, this layer will prevent the sauce from sticking to the pasta.
9. Drinking alcohol kills brain cells
Alcohol is not healthy and dangerous, we can’t argue about that. But, contrary to popular belief, moderate alcohol consumption does not kill brain cells. In addition, even the damaged. But alcohol can damage the brain itself! A lot of alcohol damages the ends of brain cells, not the brain cells themselves that can cause cognitive problems.
10. People don’t get gray hair from stress
Stress isn’t to blame when we talk about gray hair. Our hair follicles produce color for our hair and this amount decreases as we age. Then, after the hair goes through its natural growth cycle and then regenerates, the next cycle will have a little less color. But stress can make our hair fall faster, ensuring its natural cycle, increasing the chance to develop gray before.
Which one of these myths did you believe in? Do you know any more false ideas that continue to confuse us? Let’s discuss everything in the comments section!