Life's top misconceptions, myths debunked
Life\'s Top Misconceptions, Myths Debunked. A team of experts has dispelled some commonly held assumptions and revealed a list of modern life\'s top misconceptions. Here\'s a look at some of them: We were all taught the Earth revolves around the Sun, but technically, the Earth, Sun and all the planets are orbiting around the centre of mass of the solar system.
A team of experts has dispelled some commonly held assumptions and revealed a list of modern life's top misconceptions. Here's a look at some of them: We were all taught the Earth revolves around the Sun, but technically, the Earth, Sun and all the planets are orbiting around the centre of mass of the solar system.
Most people believe coffee is made from beans, but experts say they are actually made from seeds called a bean.It's commonly assumed that chameleons change colour to fit in with their surroundings, but they actually change col our depending on their mood, temperature and their exposure to light. Mount Everest is often named as the tallest mountain on earth, but Mauna Kea is the tallest when measured from base to summit.
People say you can see the Great Wall of China from space, but astronauts confirmed that you can't see it from the Moon.
Parents often claim giving children sugar makes them hyper, but most research has concluded that sugar does not cause hyperactivity .
It's often said that you lose your body heat fastest through your head, but this is a myth as experts say humans would be just as cold if they went without a hat as if they went without trousers.Humans have five senses most people assume, but there are at least nine senses and most researchers think there are more like 21 or so.As the Moon is constantly rotating on its own axis, there is no area of the planetoid which is in permanent darkness.
Vikings are often depicted as wearing horned helmets. Yet, there is no evidence to suggest Vikings ever wore horned helmets.