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(truTV)   "You can only get chicken pox once", "Don't go in the pool after you eat", "Drink 8 glasses of water every day", and other myths that plague society   (trutv.com) divider line 37
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2013-01-31 01:44:51 PM  
5 votes:
You DO only get chicken pox once.  The misconception, if there is one, is that you ever get rid of it.  You don't.
2013-01-31 03:29:07 PM  
4 votes:

Slaves2Darkness: Republicans are fiscal conservatives.

False:
Republican presidents when in power have caused the greatest increase in deficit financing and the economy performs the worst when a Republican is in office.


WTF- does everything have to become your personal politics thread?  Seriously- you sound like an idiot.
2013-01-31 02:35:19 PM  
4 votes:
Other myths not listed:

You should get married
You should have children
Love is real.
You will find someone/there's someone out there for everyone
Happiness exists
2013-01-31 03:23:46 PM  
3 votes:
The "don't go swimming after you've eaten" is an important myth.

Here's the scenario: You're at the beach with your family. You all have fun in the water, then it's time for lunch. When you eat lunch, the kids are inevitably going to scarf down their food way faster than the adults, and then they'll want to run off to play in the water. Since the grownups are still eating it's harder for them to keep an eye on the childish shenanigans and possible water hazards.

So the solution is to convince the kids they will die unless they wait for 20 minutes, giving the adults time to finish their food.
2013-01-31 03:11:16 PM  
3 votes:

vernonFL: You can't get herpes from a toilet seat.


You can if the last guy hasn't gotten up yet.
2013-01-31 02:42:54 PM  
3 votes:
You can't get pregnant the first time.
2013-01-31 04:39:17 PM  
2 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Other myths not listed:

You should get married
You should have children
Love is real.
You will find someone/there's someone out there for everyone
Happiness exists


Apple Computers don't get viruses
2013-01-31 03:50:27 PM  
2 votes:

JohnnyRebel88: I had what I refer to as "Deuce". That would be "mono" two times.


Are you sure that isn't Stereo?
2013-01-31 03:35:02 PM  
2 votes:

Mr Guy: The hydration one is weak at best.  6 to 8 glasses of water is a guideline, but you need a ton more water than that.  The only "myth" part is that people forget that the water that's trapped in baked goods, sugary drinks, caffeinated drinks, as well as fruits and vegetables count the same as any other water intake, and that your need for water varies greatly depending on how fast you're keeping your metabolism running on and whether or not you're running a calorie deficit.  It takes a lot more water than people think to comfortably keep your metabolism running fast on a calorie deficit.


Bollocks.

Six to eight cups, including the free water flow from food, is adequate for almost anybody on any kind of mainstream diet and normal levels of physical activity in a temperate climate. Caffeinated drinks do not "count the same", they count about half to two-thirds their volume depending on strength because of their diuretic effects. The same goes for alcoholic drinks such as wine and beer. My source is the National Institutes of Health -- what's yours?

Amusing aside: The origin of the "eight glasses a day" myth appears to actually be the NIH itself. It published a report that recommended "six to eight cups of water a day, including the free water flow from food"... and at some point in the forwarding, that critical last phrase got dropped, and an internet myth was born. Even today you can find references all over the 'net to eight glasses being "recommended by experts" or even "recommended by the NIH". (It's actually a pretty useful shibboleth for identifying diet, exercise or lifestyle websites that have at best a shallow level of expertise.)
2013-01-31 03:28:45 PM  
2 votes:

Slaves2Darkness: Republicans are fiscal conservatives.

False:
Republican presidents when in power have caused the greatest increase in deficit financing and the economy performs the worst when a Republican is in office.


Partisan assholes who bring politics in to every thread are actually really great people.
2013-01-31 03:20:30 PM  
2 votes:
It says that it is OK to sleep after a concussion - and I think that is true as long a concussion is the only issue.  But I always thought they wanted to keep the injured person awake until they were cleared by a doctor in order to watch for signs of something worse (like if the impact that caused the concussion also caused internal bleeding in the brain leading to a stroke).   If someone is awake after a head injury and starts to slur words, can't raise one of their arms, can't smile etc - then it is clear they have to get treatment immediately.   If they are sleeping, no one may ever see the signs.
2013-01-31 03:11:27 PM  
2 votes:
Republicans are fiscal conservatives.

False:
Republican presidents when in power have caused the greatest increase in deficit financing and the economy performs the worst when a Republican is in office.
2013-01-31 02:26:39 PM  
2 votes:
The following were surprisingly not on the list.

Dont worry its only a cold sore
The Check is in the mail
I wont come in your mouth
2013-01-31 01:52:13 PM  
2 votes:
Who didn't know all of that shiat? I didn't know about the chicken pox thing though. I do know if you get the chicken pox you have the shingles virus and my mom got it and said it was farking horrendous. The assholes who hold parties to give their friends' kids chicken pox though need to get their ass kicked.
2013-01-31 01:51:30 PM  
2 votes:

Honest Bender: You DO only get chicken pox once.  The misconception, if there is one, is that you ever get rid of it.  You don't.


Shingles sucks.
I'm lucky. It's way down in my spine, so I get two little stripes across the top of my feet.Burns and itches l.like hell. I feel really bad for the people who get the big outbreaks across their backs.

//jesus I'm farking old
2013-01-31 12:51:51 PM  
2 votes:
A straight-up ripoff of Ken Jenning's new book. Jeez, they aren't even trying at TruTV.
2013-01-31 04:47:00 PM  
1 votes:

pute kisses like a man: why on earth do you need a defense? the worst possible scenerio is getting the chicken pox! why force the worst possibility into existence?


The thing about chicken pox is that the older you are when you get it, the more serious it gets. The best defense isn't so much "getting it" as "getting it while you're still a kid." Thus, people came up with the idea of the parties. The vaccine is better, but it's also much more recent: for a time, the parties were the best thing there was.
2013-01-31 04:17:07 PM  
1 votes:
Also
You don't pull on Superman's cape
You don't spit in the wind
You don't tug on the mask of the old Lone Ranger..,
2013-01-31 04:13:32 PM  
1 votes:
Remember, you need at least 85,672 servings of vegetables every day to stay healthy.
2013-01-31 04:07:41 PM  
1 votes:

drjekel_mrhyde: Gasoline gets rid of crabs
/So my uncle thought


Does if you light it.
2013-01-31 04:03:26 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: "YOU COULD SUFFOCATE ON THAT PLASTIC BAG" FALSE: It's highly unlikely that a child will tie a bag around his own head so tightly that he will suffocate to death. It's more likely he'll get a paper cut on his eyelid from the receipt you forgot to take out of there, really.

Truly sage advice, minus one thing IT'S F***ING TRUE! The concern with plastic bags suffocating children isn't that they'll "tie it around their head" it's that an unattended child will swallow/inhale the bag and block their airway. Young children tend to have an oral fixation with putting objects in or on their mouths and grocery bags/plastic wrap are a pretty common household items.

Really, very helpful TruTV. Good luck in any future parenting, I'm glad you aren't letting children run with scissors at least.
2013-01-31 03:41:40 PM  
1 votes:
Don't go in a pool of chicken pox after drinking 8 glasses of water.
/myth
2013-01-31 03:31:50 PM  
1 votes:
What women really want is someone who makes them laugh.
2013-01-31 03:30:51 PM  
1 votes:
"If you pee in a dream, you pee the bed"
2013-01-31 03:27:51 PM  
1 votes:

HailRobonia: The "don't go swimming after you've eaten" is an important myth.

Here's the scenario: You're at the beach with your family. You all have fun in the water, then it's time for lunch. When you eat lunch, the kids are inevitably going to scarf down their food way faster than the adults, and then they'll want to run off to play in the water. Since the grownups are still eating it's harder for them to keep an eye on the childish shenanigans and possible water hazards.

So the solution is to convince the kids they will die unless they wait for 20 minutes, giving the adults time to finish their food.


Also, kids get themselves excited and puke.  We'd rather lie to our kids than clean that up.
2013-01-31 03:26:00 PM  
1 votes:
Eventually we should see a version of Pocket Ninja's post in our email with "FW: FW: FW: FW: FW:" in the subject line.
2013-01-31 03:24:25 PM  
1 votes:

NuttierThanEver: The sex is better when you're married because it isn't just sex you are "making love"


Depends on who with.
2013-01-31 03:11:28 PM  
1 votes:
Ahhh yes. Having had Shingles I can attest to the absolute horror that is the chicken pox. The drug cocktail I took 6 weeks before going to Ghana made my immune system almost non-existent and within a week I had the most painful experience I've ever felt throughout my chest. Shingles sucks. Whats worse is that even today - 10 years later - I sometimes get an excruciating nerve pain along the cone of death where the shingles were.

fark you chicken pox.
2013-01-31 03:11:02 PM  
1 votes:
"Wear A Hat - It'll Keep Your Body Heat Inside"

It may not be great for staying warm, but it will help you keep your ears from getting frostbitten.  And that is a predicament that you do not want to be in, because your ears will never be that same after.
2013-01-31 03:10:24 PM  
1 votes:

Fano: All any lesbian needs to straighten her out is a good deep dicking.


This is true both for lesbians and for republicans.
2013-01-31 03:09:10 PM  
1 votes:
When the eye doctor asks you which better, one or two, he's secretly disappointed that you can't figure out that the answer is always two.
2013-01-31 03:06:52 PM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: If you swallow a seed, it can attach itself to your stomach lining and whatever plant it is might begin to grow inside you. If the plant is large enough, this can cause death or extreme infection.

If you miss even a trace of feces when wiping after a bowel movement, parasites attracted to the smell might crawl into your anus at night and hatch their eggs there.

Your brain can only handle a certain amount of spinning before it shuts down and you die. This number is different for every person. Keep this in mind next time you feel tempted by a merry-go-round

Every human being is only granted 6000 orgasms in their life. Use them wisely. Remember that a sneeze is basically a mouth orgasm, and they do count.

All women are 1 drink away from a passionate lesbian encounter.

If you fall asleep in a closed room where a fan is running, you will die from suffocation.

Most hand sanitizers contain extremely high concentrations of alcohol and can actually be lethally toxic to young children and the elderly.

Air fresheners will slowly, over time, erode your olfactory nerves and can cause nasal cancer. Plug-in air fresheners accelerate this effect.

If you sneeze and fart at the same time, your digestive tract will explode inside you.

Sometimes, if you shift your eyes quickly, you may see spots swirling across your vision. These are brain-eating bacteria trying to burrow into your skull. Remember to move your eyes every 10-15 seconds or they will find their way in.


All any lesbian needs to straighten her out is a good deep dicking.
2013-01-31 03:05:01 PM  
1 votes:
The female orgasm?
2013-01-31 03:03:20 PM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Air fresheners will slowly, over time, erode your olfactory nerves and can cause nasal cancer. Plug-in air fresheners accelerate this effect.


The world would be a far better place if more people did believe this.
2013-01-31 03:02:32 PM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: If you swallow a seed, it can attach itself to your stomach lining and whatever plant it is might begin to grow inside you. If the plant is large enough, this can cause death or extreme infection.

If you miss even a trace of feces when wiping after a bowel movement, parasites attracted to the smell might crawl into your anus at night and hatch their eggs there.

Your brain can only handle a certain amount of spinning before it shuts down and you die. This number is different for every person. Keep this in mind next time you feel tempted by a merry-go-round

Every human being is only granted 6000 orgasms in their life. Use them wisely. Remember that a sneeze is basically a mouth orgasm, and they do count.

All women are 1 drink away from a passionate lesbian encounter.

If you fall asleep in a closed room where a fan is running, you will die from suffocation.

Most hand sanitizers contain extremely high concentrations of alcohol and can actually be lethally toxic to young children and the elderly.

Air fresheners will slowly, over time, erode your olfactory nerves and can cause nasal cancer. Plug-in air fresheners accelerate this effect.

If you sneeze and fart at the same time, your digestive tract will explode inside you.

Sometimes, if you shift your eyes quickly, you may see spots swirling across your vision. These are brain-eating bacteria trying to burrow into your skull. Remember to move your eyes every 10-15 seconds or they will find their way in.




They aren't? NOOOOOOOOOo
2013-01-31 02:42:40 PM  
1 votes:
If you swallow a seed, it can attach itself to your stomach lining and whatever plant it is might begin to grow inside you. If the plant is large enough, this can cause death or extreme infection.

If you miss even a trace of feces when wiping after a bowel movement, parasites attracted to the smell might crawl into your anus at night and hatch their eggs there.

Your brain can only handle a certain amount of spinning before it shuts down and you die. This number is different for every person. Keep this in mind next time you feel tempted by a merry-go-round

Every human being is only granted 6000 orgasms in their life. Use them wisely. Remember that a sneeze is basically a mouth orgasm, and they do count.

All women are 1 drink away from a passionate lesbian encounter.

If you fall asleep in a closed room where a fan is running, you will die from suffocation.

Most hand sanitizers contain extremely high concentrations of alcohol and can actually be lethally toxic to young children and the elderly.

Air fresheners will slowly, over time, erode your olfactory nerves and can cause nasal cancer. Plug-in air fresheners accelerate this effect.

If you sneeze and fart at the same time, your digestive tract will explode inside you.

Sometimes, if you shift your eyes quickly, you may see spots swirling across your vision. These are brain-eating bacteria trying to burrow into your skull. Remember to move your eyes every 10-15 seconds or they will find their way in.
2013-01-31 02:13:50 PM  
1 votes:
The sex is better when you're married because it isn't just sex you are "making love"
 
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