There are certain things that we have believed all through our life. But, what if those beliefs aren’t true? Meow Gag has gathered this lies that most people have faith in all through their life.
There is gravity in space.
There’s gravity on the outer space, although it’s weaker than on the planet’s surface. The astronauts are just falling very slowly along with the station resulting in weightlessness.
Napoleon was relatively tall.
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The average height in France during Napoleon’s time was about 5′ 3“’ – 5′ 4“’, which means the Emperor wasn’t short at all.
Coke in glass bottles is different from the ones in can.
Taste is affected by a lot factors, which includes touch and smell. The same drink in diverse vessels will taste different too. Sara Risch, a food chemist, thinks that polymers wrapping the insides of aluminum can absorb part of the taste and smell. Meanwhile glass is chemically inert meaning it has neither taste nor smell. This is probably the reason Coke in glass bottles is deliberated the most delicious.
How towels were stocked in stores.
There are stores that are using all kinds of tricks for marketing or just plain convenience. This is a case of an anti-theft solution wherein you have to call a shop assistant to bring you the item you’d like to purchase.
The Earth isn’t round.
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Earth has the shape of a geoid, but this information is earmarked for people who aren’t adepts of the Flat Earth hypotheses.
Hello Kitty isn’t a cat.
Anthropologist Christine R. Yano has researched Hello Kitty as a mass culture phenomenon for the last few years. She’s positive that it’s not a cat but a girl, an independent character. The evidence is that you’ll never see Hello Kitty on all fours, and she also has a pet, which is a cat.
Diamonds are inexpensive carbon in excess.
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De Beers has the control on the diamond market. The company founders first bought diamond mines in South Africa in 1888 and then progressed to buy in other places where diamonds; as it turns out, not-so-precious stones were excavated. The excessive prices of diamonds are the result of a marketing trick of the company and its owners’ ungenerousness.
Not all potatoes are 100% potatoes.
The secret of smooth and flat chips is that they’re only 40% potato flakes. The rest is starch, flour, and water; all mixed together and pressed in distinctive molds. Old-style chips are thin potato slices fried in oil, and you can distinguish them by their rough edges and quality.
Not all paving blocks are actual blocks.
This is how blocks are made; but then, it’s not done like this ubiquitously. Nevertheless, this way is cheaper and faster than essentially laying out the blocks.
Flying moths don’t eat clothes.
Grown moths don’t make holes in clothes but their offspring do. A moth is only born and it lives to lay down its eggs into fur; which then hatch, and the voracious little maggots start eating the clothes.
Owls have lengthy legs.
A lot of people know that owls can turn their heads at a 270° angle. Nevertheless, their long legs were discovered by accident when someone just decided to lift the bird a little.
Goldfish has memory duration of just more than 3 seconds.
A 15-year-old Australian student has broken the myth that goldfish have bad memories and remember only the last 3 seconds. Based on the school experiment, the fish can retain associative memory for at least 6 days, and they’re even skilled of solving simple problems.
Chupa Chups isn’t US brand.
The world famous lollipop was conceived by Enric Bernat from Barcelona, Spain, and the logo was generated by Salvador Dali himself. In Spanish, the name is pronounced with an “oo” sound, similar in “food.”
You can’t stick your thumb into your nose.
This was a big check. You can, and that’s precisely what you’ve just done.
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