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.

9. We only have five senses.


What’s more, no, the 6th one isn’t “seeing dead people” Scientists suspect that people have in the between of 22 and 33 senses, some of which include a sense of balance, sense of temperature, sense of pain, and sense of thirst. It’s real; we are much more complex and interesting than we’re told when we’re growing up.

10. It takes seven years for your body to digest swallowed chewing gum.


Gum may not be digestible, but rather that doesn’t mean it can’t go through your digestive system. Therefore, the possibility that it takes seven years for your body to process a bit of swallowed gum is a myth. The human body is passing objects up to the size of a quarter.