A common myth that you have probably heard is that a tooth left in coke overnight will dissolve. While the soft drink is strong, it isn’t strong enough to dissolve a tooth, at least not in one night. Your parents have likely told you numerous times that if you sit too close to the television that you’ll strain your eyes. Although it does cause temporary strain on the eyes if you get too close to any kind of screen for long periods of time, it’s not the real reason why you might need glasses or be near-sighted or far-sighted.
When a cat jumps off of a high ledge, you probably think that it will land on its feet. For the most part, this is true as they will usually straighten the body to land on the feet as a natural maneuver. Sometimes, if cats are clumsy, then they can fall on their side or other areas of the body and not land on the feet. This is a myth that does have some truth behind it as well as a bit of deception.
If you’ve seen a bull, then you’ve likely seen the matador waving a red flag. It’s believed that bulls get angry at this color, which is what makes them run around the arena. Bulls can’t see red and are actually colorblind. They will actually charge at anything that’s moving around. The bulls are likely running toward the man’s waving motions instead of the color of the object that he is holding.