10 Common Science Myths

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+14 1. Jim777 commented 10 years ago

Is there anybody who did not know these? ;)
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+3 2. MrPappi commented 10 years ago

Gotta confirm that zig-zag run with the croc... AAARGH, can't find a croc anywhere ?! :-)
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+28 3. frederikaalund commented 10 years ago

@ 2:00 "This means it actually flows very slowly, explaining why stained glass windows are thicker at the bottom".
This is not true and actually a "science myth" by itself! Science myth inception!

Sources: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/General/Glass/glass.html and http://www.jimloy.com/physics/glass.htm
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+4 4. z810707 commented 10 years ago

Fact 5 is wrong. Bovines are actually colour blind. The only colour they can notice is yellow. Thats why they don't eat yellow flowers.
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+10 5. JesperA86 commented 10 years ago

#4 Then fact 5 isnt wrong then, you just agreed that Fact 5 is right.....
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+8 6. z810707 commented 10 years ago

#5. I probably should have written: Fact 5 isn't 100% accurate. :)
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0 7. ChewableYeti commented 10 years ago

Snotr, im going to have to completely stop using this website. It takes me about and hour to load a 4 minute video... My internet is not great but youtube is fine.
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+5 8. LightAng3l commented 10 years ago

#3 glass is actually a a type of liquid:

"The molecules of glasses do not crystallize. The movement of the glass molecules slows as temperature cools, but they never lock into crystal patterns. Instead, they jumble up and gradually become glassier, or more viscous. No one understands exactly why."

Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070809130014.htm
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+10 9. frederikaalund commented 10 years ago

#8 Glass can indeed be perceived as a liquid. I'm in no way arguing against that! I'm sorry if it came out that way to you. I should have been clearer in my wording.
What I tried to say was that old windows that are thicker at the bottom is so not because glass is a liquid but because of the way glass panels were made back in the day.

I don't think we disagree. :)
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+2 10. draxenn commented 10 years ago

It's true. Glass doesn't flow in that fashion.
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+1 11. Saxxoo commented 10 years ago

Myth 6: shooting gas tanks will blow up a car - this is only true in films.

That one is not entirely true... it's true that it aint possible to do the 1 shot then explode, as in reality it will take multiple shots before it's possible to get the explosion.
Can't recall if it was Mythbbusters who tested that theory.
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0 12. fjwjr commented 10 years ago

I knew that......