100 Common Myths and Misconceptions [Infographic]

100 Common Myths and Misconceptions [Infographic]

Misconceptions have always spread easily through the world and the Internet has only helped to make them spread even more quickly. Luckily teams, like the great people at GeekWrapped, have been fighting the good fight against these myths.

GeekWrapped has released a cute and handy infographic of the 100 common myths and misconceptions debunked. From the human body to food, to science, to history, the infographic masterfully delivers short explanations on each of the 100 myths collected.

Here are a few takeaways from the visual:

Left and Right Brain: A Flexible Framework

The notion of mental abilities being strictly confined to the left or right brain hemispheres is overly simplistic. Research indicates that in cases of early hemisphere damage, the other hemisphere can compensate, suggesting a more flexible understanding of brain functionality.

8 Daily Glasses of Water: Tailoring Hydration

The idea of mandating eight glasses of water daily oversimplifies hydration needs. Factors such as weight, activity level, clothing, and environmental conditions influence individual water requirements. Additionally, hydration can be supplemented through dietary intake.

Learning Styles: Debunking the Myth

Contrary to popular belief, evidence doesn't support the existence of distinct learning styles among individuals. Similarly, adjusting teaching methods based on presumed learning styles lacks empirical backing for enhancing information retention.

Shaving Thickens Hair: A Shave of Reality

Dispelling a common misconception, shaving doesn't prompt thicker, denser, or darker hair regrowth. Rather, it trims the hair, resulting in blunted tips that may feel coarser upon regrowth.

The True Colors of the Sun

Contrary to common perception, the Sun appears white when observed from space or at high altitudes. It is the atmospheric scattering phenomenon that causes the Sun to exhibit hues of yellow, red, orange, or even magenta when viewed from the Earth's surface.

Sunflower Behavior Unraveled

While it's a popular belief that sunflowers constantly face the Sun, the reality is more nuanced. Mature sunflowers typically face one direction, often east, throughout the day. However, before reaching maturity, sunflowers exhibit heliotropism, tracking the Sun's movement, after which they remain in a fixed position.

Timely Reporting of Missing Persons

Dispelling a common misconception, there's no requirement to wait 24 hours before reporting someone as missing. Law enforcement agencies encourage prompt reporting, especially if there are indications of violence or unusual absence, enabling them to take swift action.

The Camera Conundrum

Despite widespread belief in their crime-preventative capabilities, empirical evidence suggests that surveillance cameras have limited direct impact on reducing crime rates. Rather, they are predominantly utilized for post-incident identification and prosecution purposes.

100 Common Myths and Misconceptions [Infographic]

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