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Myths usually have their origin from the land of Greeks. The distinction between myth, legend, and folk-tale is simply a tool for grouping traditional stories. Check out some of the modern world myths that are actually true!

10. A Large percentage of U.S. Currency Contains Cocaine

Well several studies have shown that US dollar bills are saturated with cocaine. Don’t take the word saturated too seriously, as we mean  only one in five studies shows that they have at least traces of cocaine on them. The thing is that cocaine powder is too fine and once the counting machine gets contaminated with cocaine it further contaminates hundreds of other bills. According to another study, it was found that from more than 135 bills collected from all over the country arbitrarily, four were tested positive for traces of coke.

 

9. Water Heated in a Microwave Can Explode

Water tends to boil when heated constantly and is converted into steam. At boiling point, it is converted into steam and when this steam is not allowed to escape, the steam starts to build pressure against the walls of the container. When this pressure exceeds the bearing strength of the material, it explodes with a bang. Whenever you heat a liquid in a microwave, always set it to just the amount of time you need for it to become hot. Never attempt to boil liquid in a microwave because it just will not happen. Following video will show you what actually happens.

 

8. Student mistakenly solves an “Impossible” Math

Problem as Homework

If the human mind is unimpeded by thoughts of doubt, it can attain just about anything. No one told George Bernard Dantzig that a math equation written on class board was never solved by anyone, including Einstein. There were three problems in total. Since he was not on time, he missed the professor telling the other students to work the first two problems on the board. He did not hear the instructions saying that the third problem would be beyond anyone’s grasp. So what did George do without knowing it was impossible? He solved it. Thus proving once again why the idiots of the world always seem to have all the fortune while those of us who slave away at something never seem to attain our goals.

7. Coca Cola Used to Contain Cocaine

While it is true that coke used to have cocaine in the list of ingredients that made the now well-known soft drink famous, many of the myths attached to the truth are merely myths. Coke had such an minuscule quantity of cocaine in it that it can be effectively discounted

 

6. Eat Celery for Negative Calories

Well for all those suffering from obesity, there is something to cheer about. Here we have a myth about a diet food that burns your calorie free of cost and without any sort of exercise.  The myth that celery is a negative calorie food is true to a certain extent. It burn more callories than it actually provides. There are some forms of plant cellulose that we, as humans, cannot digest. Celery falls squarely into this group. The amount of calories your body burns trying to digest this plant is greater than the amount of calories it contains. However the amounts we are talking about here are negligible.

 

5. The State of Michigan Threatened Beavers with

$10,000 per Day Fine

“The state of Michigan threatened local Beavers with a $10,000 per day fine for failing to remove their dam.” A man noticed his property was flooded. He investigated and it led back to a dam in a nearby stream. He then wrote a letter to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality,  complaining about his property flooding. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality then investigated and found out it led to a beaver dam. They then took action by writing a letter fining the beavers.

4. Avoid Hospitals in July like the Plague

Well July is the month when freshie graduates make their way towards hospitals for their practice. They try to win their places in respective wards by earning some respect and learn different techniques from senior doctors. This is the time of year when new doctors are released from their cages and allowed to fly on their own. Due to lack of practice and experience, they prescribe wrong doses and often fail at correct diagnosis which makes patients suffer.

3. Cricket Thermometer

The Amos Dolbear found the procedure of checking the temperature using cricket chirps. The physicist discovered that he can figure out the temperature of the atmosphere just by counting the cricket chirps. Now imagine how tedious job this is to do. The proper procedure is to collect male crickets and then count their chirps for atleast 14 seconds accurately then add this number to 40.

 

2. A Physician Weighted the Human Soul Using a Scale

If you were to stack five nickels on a scale, you would have the same weight as the human soul. This is the postulated outcome of the experiments of a man obsessed with the human soul and his ability to prove its existence. Twenty one grams, the outcome of the experiment and the name of a movie starring Sean Penn (among others) seems like a lot when speaking about something you can neither see or touch. The strange study was conducted by Dr. Duncan MacDougall of Massachusetts who devoted the last 13 years of his life either thinking about the weight of the soul, studying the weight of the soul, or defending the findings and techniques used to measure the weight of the soul. Many thought him foolish. Others, mostly in the medical profession, thought him mad, the rest of the world watched in hopeful anticipation.

 

1. Dogs are Raised For Food In China

China an over populated country, being ranked as the number one country in regard to the total population. China has adopted various methods to control their population yet they still lost their race against food resources. They have almost ran out of all types of food resources in their country, you will rarely see any bird or sparrows flying outside your windows if you ever happened to live in China. Well that’s another myth regarding the chinese people. Coming back to our topic “Dogs are raised for Food in China” They feel that dogs, in particular the Saint Bernard are just good eatin’. The have restaurants like the Gourou Wang Restaurant in Beijing, (Formerly known as Peking.) that are dedicated to dog food. The name actually means “The Dog King” in Chinese.   To enhance the power of this use, the dog has to be tortured right before death to get its adrenalin flowing. Only adrenalin juiced dog meat, it seems, is potent enough to help fat, lazy Chinamen get it up.

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