8 Popular Myths That Are Completely False
Some tricks can save your life. Some tricks can make your life smoother. But there are also “tricks” that are big flops. Which ones do you see? Many myths often go on for years without anyone challenging them.
These nine myths of everyday life are certainly among them. If you believed in it until now, it will no longer be the case after this reading. Want to bet? Let’s go:
1. Scrub apart before putting it in a machine
A lot of people rub their part on metal multiple times hoping the machine will eventually accept it, but that’s nonsense. It’s just luck.
2. Tap the bobbin
Are you afraid that your can of beer will foam when you open it? “Hit the can”, say the elders. But other than a nice sound, nothing else happens. This was shown by a Danish study. The only thing to do when a can has been shaken too much is to wait. Only then can it be opened without risk.
3. Keep your mouth closed while sleeping
It is said that on average a person swallows 8 spiders a year in their sleep, just because they keep their mouth open while sleeping. If you’ve always forced yourself to keep your mouth shut in bed, you can stop now, because this myth is nonsense.
4. Put rice in the salt shaker
Before, we put the grains of rice in the salt shaker to prevent the salt from clumping together. Today, special agents are added which make this trick completely obsolete.
5. Oil in pasta water
If you put oil in the pasta water to prevent the pasta from sticking together, it only shows one thing: you didn’t listen to physics at school. Oil floats on water, so this “trick” is useless.
6. Men fart more than women
Men may be freer when it comes to farting, but they don’t fart more than women. On the contrary, due to their hormonal fluctuations, some doctors even think that women are likely to fart more often.
7. Try to break the glass while singing
Many have tried, but no one has succeeded yet: sing until a wine glass breaks. Theoretically, this would be possible, because when the sound waves match the natural resonance of the glass, it begins to vibrate. However, the sound must be loud and above all sufficiently precise. The human voice has too many secondary oscillations for that, so it doesn’t work.
8. Store batteries in a refrigerator
This advice is useful if you do it correctly because low temperatures slow down the self-discharge phenomenon of batteries. But this effect is again negated by the high humidity of the refrigerator. So, if you want to keep batteries cool, they must be sealed in an airtight container.