Five False Facts About our Body

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QUIZ

Aquí tenéis que copiar la pregunta y la respuesta correcta y enviármelo.

  • How is the base element of gum described in the article?
    • Somewhat digestible
    • Somewhat indigestible
    • Pretty much indigestible
    • Completely digestible
  • Depending on how you define a sense, how many senses are there?
    • Between 5 and 10
    • Between 5 and 33
    • Between 3 and 5
    • Between 15 and 33
  •  You'll lose more heat through a bald head than a _______, but the opposite is just as true.
    • Head with hair
    • Gloved hand
    • Fur coat
    • Bare arm

TRANSCRIPT

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You asked us to debunk some "facts" about the human body. Let's science this!

So here are five popular myths that just are not true.

__________(1), we have five senses, right? Wrong. Depending on how you define a sense, we actually __________(2) between 5 and 33 of them.


Beyond the classics, we have a sense of balance and the ability to sense heat and time. That's along with all kinds of other __________(3) spidey senses.


Second, what about the __________(4) that giving kids sugar makes them bounce-off-the-walls hyperactive?


Nope -- the __________(5) for that cause-and-effect link is surprisingly slim. It's apparently more of a self-fulfilling prophecy than fact.


Myth number __________(6). We only use 10% of our brains. This one drives me insane -- it's totally bogus. We use virtually every part of our brain and most of it is __________(7) almost all of the time.


Myth number four. Despite all the heavy lifting going on up there, it's totally __________(8) that we lose most of our body heat through our heads.


The amount of heat we lose depends on how much skin surface area is exposed to the __________(9). So, yes, you'll lose more heat through a bald head than a gloved hand, but the opposite is just as true.

And finally, I know what your mom said. But trust me, I'm a __________(10). It doesn't take seven years to digest swallowed gum.

The base element of gum is pretty much indigestible, but it'll still pass through our system within a week if not faster.<be>

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