We all grew up believing certain things were 100% true because we’d heard about it on the TV, in films, from our trusted buddies or through people we respected in the entertainment industry (Outhere Brothers, Zac from saved by the bell etc). But has anyone ever actually bothered to check out some FACTS behind these wild rumours? I hadn’t until I came across this article by LifeHacker which totally debunks ten things you’d definitely bet £20 on after a few Stellas.
Here’s a list of what they’ve dis-proven. Make sure you check out their explanations for each myth they debunk here.
Body Hair Grows Back Thicker When You Shave It
Calories Counting Is All That Matters for Weight Management
You Need Eight Hours of Sleep Per Day
Reading in Dim Light Ruins Your Eyes
Urinating on a Jellyfish Sting will Sooth the Pain
Your Slow Metabolism Makes You Fat
You’ll Catch a Cold from Cold (and Wet) Weather Conditions
More Heat Escapes Through Your Head
High Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease
It’s Dangerous to Wake a Sleepwalker