Complete Lies You Were Taught About Science

Posted by Editorial Staff in Science and Technology On 11th January 2017
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Through the course of the growth of humanity, science has worked to debunk things once considered factual. Most of us believe the world is not flat, and that there is such a thing as climate changed caused by mankind. Despite the evidence against, there are still dated and fantastical scientific myths out there that people refuse to let go of. For various reasons, these total lies and myths are among the more unbelievable that people still cling to.

#1 Men Are Sex-Obsessed

It's been floating around for decades that men think about sex every 7 seconds or more. Can you imagine that? They'd never accomplish anything. In a study performed by the Kinsey Institute, only 54% of men in the study only thought about sex several times a day. Which totally debunked the long-standing myth.

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#2 Men Are Sex-Obsessed

Further supporting the debunking of this somewhat insulting myth is a team of researchers at Ohio State University. Providing 283 college students with clickers, 120 males, and 163 females, the study had students press the clicker each time they thought about sex. At the end of the study, it was found that the average male student thought of sex 19 times a day, while females about 10. So, ladies, men are not as piggish as you may think!

#3 The Coriolis Force And Drains

Nobody is sure how this myth got started, but as children, a fun little rumor circulated that regions on the opposite end of the Earth's hemisphere experienced a reverse rotation of water going down the drain. It sounded plausible enough, especially when scientific terms like "Coriolis Effect" started to get thrown around. Science teachers even taught this in class during the 1950s and 60s.

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#4 The Coriolis Force And Drains

However, science soon discovered how this myth was started. The Coriolis Force, which is responsible for the deflection of objects to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern, has no bearing on what happens to water as it drains in the sink of your bathtub. The force is more responsible for altering the course of air masses and how winds and storms move, while the design of the toilet basin and force of the water determines the direction of drainage flow. So a toilet in Canada will drain when flushed the same as one in Australia would.

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