Some common myths that are completely rejected by science
There has always been some sort of clash between science and mythical ideology, for obvious reasons. Facts versus beliefs.
Here are some of the commonly known myths that have been completely rejected or debunked by science itself.
Myth: Chocolate intake can give you acne.
According to JAMA, scientists fed two groups of people a dozen candies with a good amount of chocolate for a whole month. When it came to counting zits by the end of the month, there wasn’t any difference neither the chocolate seemed to affect acne.
Myth: Natural sugar like honey is better for health than processed sugar.
This is because sugar in natural products and synthetic products is the same. Professor Alan Levinovatz told Business insider about how the biological effects of high-fructose corn syrup are essentially the same as those of honey.
Myth: Dogs and cats are colorblind.
Both cats and dogs have a far better color vision than we estimated. Since cats have more light-sensing cells than the human eye, they can see better in low light situations. Whereas a dogs’ eyesight is not as vibrant as a cats’, it’s almost as good as a human color vision.
Myth: Sharks can smell blood from miles away.
Sharks are indeed known for their impeccable sense of smelling odors. But this statement that they can smell a drop of blood from miles away is a total exaggeration and merely impossible as there are a lot of odors in the ocean mixed for a shark to figure his prey accurately.
Myth: The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from space.
From the International Space Station 250 miles up, you can see the great wall and many other man-made structures, according to NASA.
Myth: Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth.
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain above sea level, but if we’re talking mountain base-to-summit height, then the tallest in the island of Hawaii that peaks as Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is at about 33,500 feet — nearly a mile taller than Everest.