Boing boing and medical myths

If you have never seen Bong boing then you are missing one of the new media giants – at least in terms of stuff that is interesting/weird etc. It’s now my first blog read, with Groklaw being a close second

An example of the interesting stuff that appears on boing boing is this one about medical myths (See here for details):-

• People should drink at least eight glasses of water a day – No, its in their food or other drink
• We use only 10% of our brains – absolutely no evidence – quite the reverse actually
• Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death – no, they don’t
• Shaving hair causes it to grow back faster, darker, or coarser – None of them true
• Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight – Might make your eyes ache, but does nothing lasting
• Eating turkey makes people especially drowsy – Nope,  Christmas dinner might though
• Mobile phones create considerable electromagnetic interference in hospitals – not really, unless very close to devices

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