Mythbusting - Blog - 94.9 The Wave
May 3, 2021 | by: Heather Kerr


Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis? Can coffee stunt your growth? These are all common myths that  have actually been debunked. Check out some more debunked myths that people may believe.

It all started when someone on Reddit asked, “What is a common myth that has been debunked but too many people still believe?” Plenty of folks chimed in, and we bet a lot of folks still belive them.

Coming myths include:

  • “Popping your knuckles is actually harmless and the study that claimed it caused arthritis was heavily flawed. Studies now show that it has nothing to do with causing arthritis.”
  • “It’s a myth that there’s a dye in pool water that detects urine.”
  • “It’s not true that we only use 10% of our brain.”
  • “Swallowed gum does NOT remain in your stomach for seven years.”
  • “Shaving doesn’t really make hair grow back thicker.”
  • “It’s a myth that vaginas get looser the more sexual partners you’ve had.”
  • “It’s a myth that you swallow eight spiders a year in your sleep.”
  • “It’s a myth that you shouldn’t go swimming shortly after eating.”
  • “Our blood isn’t actually blue before being exposed to oxygen.”
  • “Coffee does not stunt growth.”
  • “You don’t actually need to wait 24 hours before reporting a missing person.”
  • “It’s a myth that dogs have cleaner mouths than humans.”