Common misconceptions have the ability to lull you into a false sense of security. They make you believe one reality, when in fact, there is a very different situation at hand. Some of the most common misconceptions involve health, the natural world, and social aspects. It’s amazing how many people are willing to believe the first thing that someone tells them about a certain topic. Issues relating to human health are most popular, but others rank highly as well. Let’s take a look at some misconceptions that cause confusion.
The term “third world country” is often used to describe a place that is down-trodden, poor, dangerous, and dirty. However, the term is actually used to describe a country which is not considered to be a “capitalist” country. The term was originally created after World War 2. These days, people refer to other countries like North Korea and Afghanistan, as third world countries. Interestingly,. many of those countries that get this label are ones that seem to be at odds with the U.S. or other countries. Although the term is still used to describe countries with limited resources and technology, this is not the correct way to use it.
Some studies show that sitting too close to the TV can damage eyesight. However, this is not completely true. Yes, prolonged bouts of watching TV from only a few feet away might cause issues such as seizure or blurred vision. The discrepancy occurs when it comes to the permanent loss of eyesight. TV alone cannot make someone blind. It can cause headaches and dizziness, but it will not make you lose sight as a result. Although this is true, it is still healthier to sit away from the TV so that you do not have to feel the side effects from sitting too close.
Camel humps have been the subject of much debate within the animal kingdom. Until recent years, it was thought that these humps stored reserve amounts of water. After all, the animals do live in arid places with little rainfall. This is far from the truth, though. These humps actually are comprised of 80% fat. These fat storages enable the came to go 1 to 2 weeks without eating. This makes them important because food is hard to find when there is little rainfall. Camels do, in fact, store reserve amounts of water. It is stored in their blood, and other areas located within their bodies. Tests show that their urine contains very little water, which is further proof that the animal has developed ways to keep it inside of its body.
Social, health, and nature misconceptions make up the bulk of the confusing issues facing people today. The best way to separate myth from reality is to conduct an internet search using scholarly journals. This is the main way to steer clear from bogus information.