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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.


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.



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.



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.



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.



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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