5 Most Common Misconceptions in the World
Humans have a strange way of perceiving things in the absence of a logical explanation. Have you ever had your elders tell you to not swim immediately after a meal because you may drown? Well, allow me to break it to you that there’s no scientific explanation to back it up. They just probably didn’t want you to exert yourself.
There are many more absurd explanations to things that have taken up a space in society as common misconceptions. Today, we’ll debunk some of them for you.
The Great Wall of China Is Visible From Space
How many times have you heard that there’s only one man-made object visible from space and it’s the mighty Great Wall of China?
Well, there’s no truth to this statement.
As per NASA, The Great Wall of China is not visible from the space station orbiting the Earth and definitely not visible from the moon. Now, there were pictures shared by scientists that seemed to prove the visibility of the mammoth man-made structure. But, it’s been clarified that catching a glimpse of The Wall is only possible at a low orbit and in very clear weather conditions.
People Only Use 10 Percent of Their Brain
Well, this one is an eye opener for me too. Like me, about 65% of Americans believe that humans only use 10% of their brain. Thanks to the movie ‘Lucy’ and ‘Limitless’ my belief in the fact that I can become a superhuman if I somehow access 100% of my brain was strengthened. And I was trying to make my way towards it but then I was hit by this logical explanation.
Humans can definitely access more than 10% of their brain. As per some studies, activity is detected all across the human brain when performing a task. That explains a lot.
Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug
For those who do not know much about marijuana, this herb is still a gateway drug. One that is used by people to get high and will introduce you to the world of addictive drugs.
Well, these are just stereotypes.
Marijuana is used recreationally but also medicinally. Today, people use it to manage medical conditions like anxiety, insomnia, pain and more.
In fact, the marijuana industry has evolved to a point where you can skip the ‘intoxication’ and still enjoy the benefits of cannabis with CBD. And for those who like the high but don’t want to be involved in the legalities, Delta 8 THC is the best option. You can find the best delta-8 gummies, tinctures, topicals and more online or at a store near you. And as long as you use it properly, you can use it whenever you like.
Goldfish Have a 3 Second Memory
As a child, I was fascinated by how small the memory span of a goldfish is. In fact, most people around the world believe that goldfish memory is not more than 10 seconds. Well, scientists have spoken to tell you that it’s not true.
Memory of a goldfish is definitely more than 3 seconds. In fact, it can extend to a few months, weeks or even years. Surprised? Well, now you know that those beautiful orange fishes may recognize you next time you pay them a visit.
The Capital of Australia Is Syndney
What is the capital of Australia? Canberra.
How many of you thought it was Sydney? Well, if you did, you are not alone. Since Sydney is one of the most well known places in Australia and also houses the infamous Opera House, it is pretty common for people to mistake it as the capital. But, now you know that it’s not.
So, how many of these blew your mind?