Unique Facts about Myths in our everyday life
For many folk, the very word “myth” is synonymous with “falsehood.”
Truthfully, the opposite is true. Myths, religious or otherwise, are those
stories that shape our understanding of reality, of how we see the world
and our place in it.
In general, the best time to power nap is right after lunch.
Often referred to as a siesta, a post–lunch nap takes advantage
of your body’s natural sleep/wake cycle, which is typically
in a sleep phase around 1 pm. However, the fact is sleeping after
eating leads to weight gain.
Skydiving is the sport or activity of jumping from an aircraft and performing
acrobatic manoeuvres in the air under free fall before landing by parachute.
Drinking milk with cold only make the existing phlegm thicker
and more irritating to your throat. This may make breathing
more difficult and aggravate a cough.
“Silencers”, also known as “suppressors”, on guns don’t make them
anywhere near silent. Silencers primarily only suppress the noise due
to the pressure wave from the rapidly expanding propellant gases.
This is only a portion of what makes a gunshot loud.
In fact, studies have found it is impossible to be completely submerged
in quicksand because humans are less dense than quicksand and
a person would only sink to their chest before they begin to float.
But what can make quicksand deadly is its ability to trap and
hold unsuspecting victims.
Tea leaves are acidic and will affect the digestion process. If you
consume protein in the meal, the acid from the tea will harden
the protein content, making it difficult to digest. Drinking tea immediately
after a meal will also interfere with iron absorption by the body.
Avoid tea one hour before and after meals.
However, reading in low light won’t cause lasting damage to your vision,
it can cause eyestrain. Just like any muscle in the body, the eyes can get
weak if overworked. Challenging visual work, like reading in dim light,
causes the eyes to become tired.
Contrary to popular belief, chameleons don’t change their colors to blend in
with their surroundings. In fact, although their natural camouflage serves
several purposes, the primary function of the color shift is to alert neighbors of danger.
CCTV cameras have both poor resolution and high definition resolution.
The traditional analog CCTV cameras do have poor resolution.
One reason is the TV monitor, displaying higher resolution videos is impossible.
In reality, the 10% claim is 100% myth. You use all of your brain.
The only instances where there are unused regions of the brain
are those in which brain damage or disease has destroyed certain regions.
Over the long term, drinking beer regularly but moderately in portions
of less than 17 oz (500 ml) per day doesn’t seem to lead to an increase
in body weight or belly fat ( 7 , 8 ). Nevertheless, drinking more than
that could very well lead to significant weight gain over time.
However, we have good news: black cats aren’t unlucky at all.
In fact, in a lot of places and cultures, they’re actually a symbol
of good luck and prosperity.
To put it simply, an AED will not restart a heart once it has completely
stopped because that’s not what it’s designed to do. As discussed above,
the purpose of a defib is to detect irregular heart rhythms and shock
them back to normal rhythms, not to shock a heart back to life once it has flatlined.
Yellow carrots contain the most lutein, which may help prevent
age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition in which your
vision is gradually blurred or lost. Diets rich in lutein may be
especially protective against AMD.
Enamel is on the surface of every tooth and it has a natural hue of
white. However, the underlying dentin layer has a slightly yellowish color.
This yellowish hue shows through the enamel in almost everyone, but
more so for those with naturally thinner or more translucent enamel.
According to the 20th century historian and archaeologist William Ridgeway,
the crescent moon held religious significance for West Asian peoples since
pre-Islamic times, and was associated with the worship of the Moon Goddess,
who was given the names Ishtar, Astarte, Alilat, or Mylitta.
If you jiggle your leg, tap your foot, or twirl a pen, you‘re burning a small
number of calories that can add up over the course of a day or week.
In fact, one study found that fidgeting or other non-exercise movement
(which was more common among lean than obese individuals)
could burn up to 350 calories a day.