Were taught loads of scientific facts formally or informally from an early age. And theyre all said to be true and reinforced by our common sharing of them. As time progresses, scientists use new methods to find some of those facts (or, in some cases, rumors that are so pervasive they enter the common psyche as perceived true facts) wrong. In this list, we break down some so-called facts we believed to be true and show what the science really says.
20. Gum takes 7 years to digest
Maybe you remember hearing on The Magic School Bus that gum takes 7 years to digest. Not so. Gum, being indigestible as insoluble fiber, passes through your digestive system at the same rate as whatever else you ate that day.