Ready for more health facts to debunk? Here are 25 more misconceptions about what goes on with the human body!
NOT TRUE: A juice cleanse will detoxify your body.
Your body already detoxifies itself from harmful chemicals through your kidneys, liver, and GI tract. You’re better off eating the whole fruit instead, as many juices contain a lot of unhealthy sugar.
NOT TRUE: After the first time you pee while drinking, you'll feel like peeing a lot more.
Alcohol is a diuretic, so you most likely only feel like you’re peeing more because you’re putting more alcohol into your system. The amount you drink is responsible for how often you pee, not the fact that you “broke the seal.”
NOT TRUE: All people suffering from Tourette's syndrome yell swear words.
The swearing tic is called coprolaloa, and only a small percentage of people with Tourette’s syndrome do this. Tourette’s encompasses more than just yelling, as it includes involuntary movements and sound tics.
NOT TRUE: Beer before liquor, never sicker. Liquor before beer, you're in the clear.
There’s no evidence to suggest that drinking in a particular order will keep you from feeling sick later on. However, those who switch from beer to mixes may be less likely to monitor how much they drink, so they’ll end up drinking more and becoming sicker.
NOT TRUE: Being cold will give you a cold.
Going outside with wet hair or missing an extra layer of clothes won’t necessarily cause a cold. But do you know why you’re more likely to experience a cold in the winter? Because most people spend their time in warm, closed quarters, thus making it easier for a cold virus to spread.
25 Health and Body ‘Facts’ that Are Actually WRONG!
Is sugar really addictive? Does an “apple a day” really keep the doctor away?
The great thing about science is that scientists don't let their pride get in the way of the advancement of science. If they discover something they thought was right, but turns out it's wrong, it's their responsibility to admit that their previous findings were erroneous.
Of course, over the years we've accumulated a huge amount of information about the human body. But which of these so-called facts are actually wrong? Which of these facts, if not straightened out, can cause even more harm than good?
NOT TRUE: You need to drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Not necessarily. But water is a great calorie-free alternative to other sodas. So there's no need to count the glasses, as long as you drink more water than unhealthy drinks and you drink when you're thirsty....
Filipino Fisherman Found a Giant Pearl Worth $100Million and Kept it Under His Bed
A fisherman recently turned over a giant pearl to the authorities in Palawan, an island province in the Philippines that’s known for its rich marine life.
Palawan, an island province in the Philippines, boasts of a wealth of marine life. About 45 percent of the fish supply in Metro Manila — the nation's capital region — comes from this area. It is rich not only because of its diverse fish population but also because of pearls. That said, a fisherman recently turned over a giant pearl to the City Tourism Office of Puerto Princesa, which is the the provincial seat of government for Palawan. He just dropped off this monster of a pearl
The over-sized pearl could easily be the biggest natural giant clam pearl in the world. It measures one foot wide, 2.2 feet long, and weighs 34 kilograms or 74.9 pounds. It would far surpass the current Guinness World record holder, the Pearl of Lao Tzu or also known as The Pearl of Allah, weighing 14 pounds, which also came from the same province in Philippines. No wonder the small country is referred to as the "Pearl of the Orient".
The Pearl of Lao Tzu, currently the largest in the world, was also found in Palawan, Philippines.
THIS Is Biodiversity’s Biggest Threat, Not Climate Change
Contrary to popular belief, global warming is not the biggest killer of biodiversity on the planet.
It is no secret that the Earth is no longer the blue-green planet that could host a widely diverse population of animal and plant species. Certain species of animals have gone extinct or are nearing that stage because of several man-made problems including global warming. But contrary to popular belief, global warming is not the biggest killer of biodiversity on the planet.
According to an analysis conducted by a team of scientists led by University of Queensland doctoral student Sean Maxwell, the biggest and more urgent threat to the decreasing animal and plant species are traditional activities like hunting, logging, and farming.
In their report, Maxwell and his team opposed media reports that pinpoint climate change as the main reason why flora and fauna are being driven into extinction. In fact, they provided what the Huffington Post deemed as “a much-needed dose of perspective” on the matter....