The Myth of Myths

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    What are some myths you know?


    A duck's quack does not echo:


    Of course it does. All sounds echo if they are loud enough and if they occur near an area (i.e. a chamber) that provides the right acoustical properties. A duck's quack is relatively short and tends to be quiet, making it hard to hear as an echo; however it does echo and various tests have been conducted by universities to dispel this urban myth.
     
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    Mixing Pop Rocks and Soda can be dangerous or even deadly:

    It has been claimed that people's stomachs have exploded by mixing these "volatile" substances together. However, both Pop Rocks and soda rely on carbon dioxide gas to produce their fizzing and the very process of drinking Soda actually causes carbonation (release of carbon in the form of fizz and bubbles). This means by the time you drink your Soda and then swallow the pop rocks there's nothing left to react with it, this is also true of mentoes with Soda. The real danger might be to your teeth and long term health if you eat too much sugar on a regular basis.
     
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    Use coffee to persuade anyone
    Researchers in Australia said if you want to persuade anyone to agree with your line of thinking, serving coffee to that person may help. "Caffeine increases persuasion through instigating systematic processing of the message." Furthermore, caffeine can help to put a person in a good mood.

    Now if caffeine was all it took to persuade, I'd be sittin' in the catbird seat.
     
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    Chewing gum, if swallowed, remains inside your body for seven years:

    I guess who ever came up with this one, figured they'd have seven years before anyone caught on. Chewing gum is excreted like any other undigested piece of food or stray object swallowed, generally within a day. However chewing gum does take a long time to break down which may be why this myth was and is so readily accepted by people and why it so often ends up stuck to the bottom of our shoes.
     
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    hairy palms really aren't a threat, mom was shit'n ya.
     
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    Michael Jackson's Nose
    According to Buck Wolf there's a new wrinkle in the old saga of Michael Jackson's nose, namely an anonymously-sourced tabloid story claiming that Jacko has skin cancer and is "convinced that his nose is going to fall off."

    You may recall that rumors swirled back in the mid-'90s about the pop star having to wear a prosthetic proboscis due to the ravages of multiple plastic surgeries. A 2001 variant claimed that Jackson "accidentally snagged his pinky on his nose and suddenly a big chunk of it flew off into the second row" during a performance at Madison Square Garden.

    A spokesman quoted in the New York Daily News pooh-poohed the current scuttlebutt, stating that Jackson is "in perfect health."
     
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    A silent fart does not echo, but Echo's farts are loud.
     
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    Had to come back to this one for a minute. Doncha think we should go to the source and ask him?
     

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