- Daddy Longlegs, a kind of spiders, are the most venomous spiders in the world. Yet their fangs aren’t sharp enough to pierce skin.
Isn’t it weird how science is filled up with so many myths? Daddy Longlegs is not the most venomous spider in the world in fact it doesn’t even have the coolest name among spiders. The black widow trumps it in both cases but it can puncture through human skin.
- Lean your head backwards to stop the bleeding
I broke my nose once and as soon as I started bleeding everyone told me that lean your head back. Well it turns out it is also a medical myth. It can cause vomiting and stomach irritation furthermore a person can choke himself if the blood flows into the esophagus.
- If you shave your hair it comes back faster and thicker
It’s a myth that has travelled time because even after 47 years it is still alive and well. There is no substance or proof that hair grow faster when shaved. In fact during a study in 1970 one leg each of 5 different men were shaved and after the study there was no difference in their growth rate.