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These are all false

by on Feb.26, 2016, under Truisms

Getting at the truth can be daunting, especially knowing that much of what we think we know to be true may not be true.

1. Humans evolved from apes.
2. Milk builds strong bones.
3. Eating ice cream when you have a cold makes you more congested.
4. Sugar makes children hyperactive.
5. The 5-second rule applies to food dropped on the floor.
6. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
7. Honey is healthier for you than refined sugar.
8. Sharks do not get cancer.
9. Sharks must continually swim or they die.
10. Frogs give you warts.
11. Bats are blind.
12. Poinsettias can kill you.
13. Organic fruits and vegetables are safer and more nutritious.
14. Dropping a coin from the Empire State Building could kill a person.
15. Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
16. Water conducts electricity.
17. Diamonds are formed from coal.
18. People in the Middle Ages thought the Earth was flat.
19. Carrots give you better vision.
20. Hair and nails grow even after you die.
21. You only use 10% of your brain.
22. Right brain is creative, left brain is logical.
23. Drink eight glasses of water a day.
24. Drinking alcohol kills brain cells.
25. Outer space is freezing cold.

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by on Feb.09, 2016, under Do the Math, History, Truisms

“Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man.”

Walter E. Williams

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