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

Advertisements
This entry was posted in General. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s