False thoughts as true information
Today there is a lot of information that we know to be true, but wrong. Those who discover the truth of this information, which is hearsay, are quite surprised. For this reason, our content that we prepared contains 20 false information that has been spread to the public for centuries.
Here are the common misconceptions…
1. Cuneiform Written in cuneiform
This information, which is accepted as correct by looking purely logical, is quite far from the truth. The truth is that the script called cuneiform is written with reed pens called “Stylus”.
2. Hair and nails continue to grow after you die
This false information, which is spread from language to language as a legend among the people, actually originated due to the appearance of nail roots with the retraction of the skin that began to rot. When the removed skin is replaced by hair and nail roots, people have interpreted this situation as “nails and hair grow after death”.
3. Camels store water in their humps
Particularly in the Arabian region, camels store food to survive for days in hot desert conditions. The knowledge that “camels store water in their humps”, known to people, is absolutely wrong. Camels even store large amounts of fat in their humps. The reason for this is that oil is more resistant to heat than water. Camels therefore do not suffer from prolonged desert travel.
4. Bats can’t see
There is a misconception that bats, thought to betray the coronavirus, are blind. Most bats navigate via echolocation, but this does not mean that bats are blind. Some bat families have excellent vision even at night.
5. We only use 10% of our brains
This information, which has been inaccurate from the 1890s to the present day, has been proven wrong thanks to advanced technological imaging equipment. This statement, which has been put forward because of the statement by William James, a psychologist at Harvard: “We are not using our mental potential to the fullest”, is an impossible situation in which the brain organ consumes 20% of our daily amount of energy. Considering the brain organ, which only occupies 2% of our body, it turns out that we use more than 10%. This can of course differ per person.
6. Red angers bulls
Bulls are thought to be sensitive to the color red because of the interesting events we often see during bullfights and festivals in Spain. In fact, the bulls, closed for a long time, naturally attack the moving objects because they are furious on the spot. In other words, the bulls attack the constantly moving objects, not the red color.
7. Yawning is a sign of sleepiness
It is common knowledge that people yawn during sleeping hours. Therefore, although yawning is believed to be related to sleep, this information does not reflect the truth. Yawning is actually a movement performed because the body cannot get enough oxygen. Basically, yawning indicates that the body needs more oxygen.
8. Spinach makes you stronger
The information Spinach reinforces with the Popeye cartoon is a complete misconception. The information that it contains a very high amount of iron emerged in the 1870s due to a doctor’s typo. When the doctor who wrote an article about spinach put the comma in the wrong place, the amount of iron it contained was known to be 10 times more than normal.
9. Ostriches bury their heads in the sand out of fear
True, ostriches are constantly seen on the ground and buried in the ground, but they do not do this because they are afraid of something. The main purpose of ostriches is to bury their eggs underground and check them regularly. For this reason, ostriches are seen buried with their heads in the ground.
10. Edison invented the first light bulb
Let’s correct a common misconception about the invention of the light bulb. Thomas Edison, who we know as the inventor of the light bulb, was not actually the person who discovered the first light bulb. The scientist who invented the light bulb is Humphry Davy.
11. Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone
It is one of the well-known mistakes that the person who is considered to be the inventor of the telephone we use today is not Graham Bell. In fact, Antonio Meucci was the inventor of the telephone, but since Graham Bell was the first to take out the patent, he was called the inventor and known as such by many of us.
12. The first inventor of the automobile, Henry Ford
Although most of us say Henry Ford as the inventor of the automobile, the inventor of the automobile is actually a mechanical engineer named Karl Benz.
13. Great Wall of China visible from the moon
As mentioned, the Great Wall of China, one of the largest structures on Earth, is not visible from the moon. Although the lights on the Earth can be seen from the Moon, the Great Wall of China is not among the visible ones. Although it is claimed that the man-made Great Wall of China is the only thing visible from the moon, this information is not true.
14. You can’t eat yogurt with fish
The other information among the errors that we believe to be correct is that yogurt should not be eaten with fish. If the fish is fresh, it won’t hurt to eat it with yogurt. It may cause just a little itching in people with allergic conditions.
15. Butterflies live in a day
Among the mistakes that are known to be true, there is the longevity of butterflies. “Does a butterfly live for 1 day?” As it is believed, butterflies don’t really live 1 day, they live longer. Some butterflies can live as long as 1-2 months.
16. Pisces have no memory
One of the mistakes we know to be true is the belief that fish have no memory. This information is completely wrong. It is known that goldfish generally have a memory of 3 months.
17. Eating too much sugar will cause diabetes
The opinion that someone who consumes too much sugar can develop diabetes in the future is completely wrong. Eating too much sugar has nothing to do with diabetes.
18. Swallowed chewing gum digests in 7 years
One of the well-known misconceptions is the rumor that swallowed gum cannot be digested for years. When we swallow the chewing gum, it goes straight to the digestive system without being dissolved by our body, which is how it is excreted from the body.
19. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is trapezoidal
Contrary to popular belief, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which attracts many tourists in Italy because of its curvature, is not crooked. This vertically designed structure has been shifted to the south by the soft soil since 1173.
20. There are seven colors in the rainbow
The rainbow known to have red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and indigo colors actually has more colors. The rainbow, which appears as 7 colors due to human color perception, contains a continuous spectrum of colors.
What are the common misconceptions in common culture?
Among the known errors in general cultural information; The Great Wall of China, where cuneiform is written with nails, hair and nails continue to grow after death, camels collect water in their humps, 10% of the brain is used, bulls are angry with the color red, the light bulb was invented by Edison, the first car was invented by Henry Ford, the Great Wall of China is seen from the moon, the telephone was invented by Graham Bell, there are 7 colors in the rainbow, butterflies have a lifespan of 1 day, fish have no memory, and spinach is strengthened.
What are the common misconceptions called?
Commonly known falsehoods are called the “Mandela Effect”. In this case, the lie takes on a false reality by spreading again and again as if it were believed and true by the public.