Are you an evening-shower person? Does that sometimes make you sleep later because you wait for your hair to dry before you hit that pillow? Well, no more! This is one myth that has to go. People don’t get sick from cold wet hair, they get sick from viruses and bacteria. Period.
As long as you’re not sleeping in severe levels of cold that would lead to hypothermia, not a cold, you will be fine.
Bananas Grow on Trees
Bananas are one of the world's most consumed fruits. They contain high amounts of potassium, are great for your heart, and even aid in the function of your digestive system. One of the most common misconceptions regarding this beautiful and healthy fruit is that bananas grow on trees.
Their stems grow above the ground, giving the lant a tree-like appearance but bananas are actually considered to be berries, while the banana tree is botanically considered a "herbaceous flowering plant".
The Abbreviation SOS Stands for “Save Our Ship”
Many survival films such as "Castaway" have our heroes shown improvising a large “SOS” sign out of whatever they can find so that somebody might pick it up and rescue them from their unfortunate predicament. Everyone knows that SOS basically means “HELP!”, but many believe that the letters are an acronym for “Save Our Ship”.
The abbreviation actually stands for “Save Our Souls” and was made so as a quick message that could be sent using Morse Code. The word SOS originates from its easy Morse distress signal, done by using: three dots, three dashes, and three dots again.
Your Fingernails All Grow at the Same Rate
On average, nails grow 0.14 inches per month. What most people don’t know, is that nails often grow at different rates in a person’s own hands. It’s highly likely that your dominant hand’s fingers grow nails at a faster rate than your weak one.
The reason for this is that more blood flows to a person’s strong hand because it’s often used a lot more. This increased blood flow causes your nails to grow faster on one side, although the difference isn’t large enough to notice for most people who haven’t read this article.
You Have to Wait an Hour After Eating Before Going Swimming
If you’ve even gone vacationing at a beach or a pool with your family, where both food and water were involved, there’s a good chance you’ve heard this fib come out of your mother’s mouth.
If you were a curious child and asked your parents why it is that you were not to go in the water after you’d just eaten, there was never one clear reason. The usual answer was some sort of murmur of something about cramps. While swimming on a full stomach might make you short of breath, the truth is it doesn’t increase the chances of your muscles cramping.