10 Craziest Myths About The Human Body That Science Has Debunked

Everybody and their moms have accepted a few beliefs about the human body that have ended up being wrong. In spite of the fact that these myths have been proven wrong, they are still generally accepted by many people — possibly you. For example, do you believe you're special because your fingerprints are yours and yours alone? Well, reconsider it! You're not special! At least not because of your fingerprints. We're sure you're very special in other ways.

5. You can cure snake bite by sucking out the poison

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Whatever you do, don’t suck the snake poison out of your friend’s leg! It can infect the site of the injury because your mouth is a dirty place.

6. It’s dangerous to wake up a sleepwalker.

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It’s most likely more hazardous if you see them sleepwalking and don’t wake them up. Who knows where they’d end up if you didn’t shake them up.

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7. Your fingerprints are one-of-a-kind.

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One of the article says every individual’s fingerprints are 100 percent unique. And keeping in mind that fingerprints are used as proof in criminal investigations,  we really have no real way to prove that each of our fingerprints is not at all like some other person’s.  It’s simply impossible. Actually, there are 22 known instances of fingerprint mistakes in the record of the American legal system.

8. The ability to roll your tongue is genetic.

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In a study of 33 sets of identical twins, seven of the sets had one twin who could roll their tongue and one twin who couldn’t. But their genes were the same. So clearly, the ability to move one’s tongue did not depend on your genes. However, the myth exists. Click on the next page to know more.