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My son asked me to list a bunch of common myths for him. Can you help me?

Asked by marissa (2659points) August 9th, 2008

He is an avid Myth Busters fan and wants to know more myths that they haven’t tested yet. I’m drawing a blank, but I figured you all would be able to come up with several. He is looking for myths that can be tested, not urban legends or cultural myths. Thanks!

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nikipedia's avatar

You only use 10% of your brain. (That one drives me nuts!)

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

The 10 second is a myth.

loser's avatar

There is no tooth fairy!

Allie's avatar

That it’s impossible for the average person to lick their elbow.

Comedian's avatar

My friend can do it! She is the only one that I know who can though. It’s crazy!

tinyfaery's avatar

If you drop a penny from the Empire State Building, and it hits someone, they will die.

eambos's avatar

You swallow at least 8 spiders a year while sleeping. So False!

Allie's avatar

UCK! Eambos, I’d never heard that one, but now I am physically ill. (Makes a face of disgust.)

eambos's avatar

I Lied about it being false ;P

Allie's avatar

E! You’re making me sicker every second. So it’s… true? =\ (Whimper.)

delirium's avatar

I can too lick my elbow!!!!!!

trudacia's avatar

Step on a crack, break your mamma’s back.

NVOldGuy's avatar

Frogs and warts

Allie's avatar

That if you heat mayo it turns toxic.

eambos's avatar

It smells toxic…

AstroChuck's avatar

It’s a common misconception that lemmings commit mass suicide from voluntarily going over a cliff.
Also, that you can never end an English sentence in a preposition. I know that’s not what you are looking for but at least the first one can be tested (that is if you are able to get a hold of a few lemmings).

KatyDidIt's avatar

Green M&Ms make your horny.

heysupnm's avatar

That’s no myth.

SuperMouse's avatar

It take seven years to digest gum. It might take Adam and Jamie a while to prove or disprove, but it would make for some riveting television. Turning a light switch on and off will a) start a fire or b) waste electricity.

cheebdragon's avatar

I bet you can find great ideas on Snopes.com

Schenectandy's avatar

That an adjustable rate mortgage is ever a good idea.

aisyna's avatar

that a man can light a match using his face

eambos's avatar

He can with strike-anywhere matches.

trudacia's avatar

That if you talk to your plants they will grow faster and stay healthy.

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