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5 Myths About Our Bodies We’ve Been Totally Wrong About [List]

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We’ve been living in fear of crossing our eyes, reading in the dark, and swallowing our gum; fear no more! Check out these crazy myths we all thought were facts.


1

Crossing Your Eyes Won't Get Your Face Stuck

 
 

Mom always use to tell me I better not cross my eyes because they might get stuck. I've believed this one well into my 20s. No worries, your eyes won't get stuck.

 
2

You Won't Ruin Your Eyesight From Reading In The Dark

 
 

You might get a headache but you're not going to kill your eyesight.

 
3

Speaking Of Eyes, Carrots Won't Make Your Eyes Any Stronger

 
 

Being a guy who has had glasses all of his life, I use to eat carrots like crazy thinking I would eventually be able to see better, false.

 
4

We Use More Than 10% Of Our Brains

 
 

We've all been told at some point that we only use about 10% of our brains. Not so much, we use everything we have but not all at the same time.

 
5

Gum Doesn't Hang Around For 7 Years If You Swallow It

 
 

Let's just say, it passes through. (I think you get what I'm saying).

 

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