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Welcome, fellow truth-seekers! In a world filled with information at our fingertips, it’s astonishing how some myths and misconceptions persist. We’re diving into the realm of foolish beliefs, uncovering the dumbest myths that people continue to embrace in our modern era. From old wives’ tales to urban legends, we’re here to expose the absurdities and challenge the misconceptions that still linger in the collective consciousness. So, get ready to have your mind blown as we embark on a journey to uncover the dumbest myths people today believe.
To start, Redditor said, “The Moon landing was fake. Ignoring that there were six moon landings. There is no way Russia or China wouldn’t call them out. Russia had launched the Sputnik and had the first human in space. They had the means to track the moon landers.”
Another said, “Still blows my mind that people think the Earth is flat.“
A user replied, “That black cats are evil. Yes, people do still think this. It’s why they’re not allowed to be adopted around Halloween, because people will get them just to abuse them.”
One Redditor wrote, “If you drop a penny off a skyscraper, it will eventually fall fast enough to puncture someone’s skull. By that logic, raindrops would hurt like a brat or straight-up kill you. Not to mention hail.”
A second Redditor added, “That humans only use 10% of their brain. This is false, regardless of how those who proclaim this myth seemingly demonstrate that it is, in fact, true.”
A popular comment was, “That Titanic’s third class were locked below, and not allowed into the boats. Just about any myth on the Titanic topic are extremely dumb.”
Another popular one was, ‘The holocaust never happened.”
Health and Wellness Myths
One Redditor simply wrote, “Detox drinks.”
A second Redditor added, “I remember the myth that gum takes 7 YEARS to pass through your digestive system fully.”
A Redditor added, “That autism doesn’t exist, or that it’s caused by vaccines, or that a person can “grow out” of being autistic.”
One user replied, “It is believed in Indian culture that keeping your unibrow means “good luck” I kept my unibrow for 20 years thinking it was my “good luck” until I got (stage 5) kidney failure and I did my eyebrows after that because who gives a dang about luck anymore. Now my eyebrows look cute AF.”
Another said, “That Racism is dead. Ironically, it is the racist ones that insist on it.”
One funny comment was, ‘That cops have to tell you they are cops if you ask them if they are cops.”
Another said, ‘Trickle-down economics.”
Misconceptions About Animals
One person wrote, “That you eat spiders in your sleep. The spider will not knowingly walk into a predator’s mouth. They can sense both the heartbeat, heat, and noise from humans. All things that would alert them not to go into our mouth.”
Misconceptions About Technology
An annoyed user wrote, “Vaccines are actually Bill Gates trying to put microchips in people and 5g cellphone towers activate them. Or vaccines are the “mark of the beast.” I mean, for forks sake… I knew people were dumb, but are we really THIS dumb?
Financial and Economic Fallacies
An annoyed user wrote, “Oh, I don’t want a raise/make more money because then I’ll lose more money to taxes and take home less!” You only get taxed on the money that’s made above your current bracket. It’s literally impossible to make more money and take home less.”
Misunderstandings About Work
A person wrote, “You have to write a two-week notice before resigning from a job. No, you don’t have to. If your manager deserves it, you should, but it’s only a courtesy move. They wouldn’t fire you with notice, so you don’t have to resign with notice.”
Another person replied, “HR is there to help you. HR isn’t there for anyone but the business and to keep the business out of trouble.”
One funny comment was, “Drug dealers will give you free drugs to get you hooked. Still waiting for this, and I’m 59.”
A second comment was, “Halloween candy is commonly laced with drugs or razor blades.”
Work Ethic Lies
A Redditor added, “You can get rich by working for a wage.”
Another Redditor commented, “Anyone can become a billionaire with some hard work ethic.”
Misconceptions About Human Behavior
Finally, a user added, “There are still people who believe that having intercourse in certain positions or eating certain foods can influence the gender of your unborn child or impact whether you have twins/multiples.”
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