File Under...Myths Busted!
How many of you have heard this from your mom; YOU HAVE THE MEMORY OF A GOLDFISH! It’s believed goldfishes have a horrible memory, a span of three seconds. But actually, many scientists have debunked this myth. In a lot of scientific studies, they could have a memory span of five whole months!
Another myth that no one has busted yet, is the myth that we use 10% of our brains. The myth originated from a 2014 film named Lucy, starring Scarlet Johansson. We use almost every part of our brain, active almost all the time, including sleeping.
Another popular myth that people believe today is that we need to drink 8 full glasses of water per day. It actually depends on our bodies; our overall health and our activity levels. Some people might need fewer amounts of water, while others might need more.
One that has been exposed a few times, is that dogs see black and white. This false statement has been wrong several times by science papers. They don’t see all the colors we see, but they can distinguish between colors.
That’s it for Myth Busters today!