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You won't believe how many men lack a basic understanding of the human reproductive system.

Nor will you believe how many people don't persist with therapy because of a lack of understanding about what it is therapists actually do.

"What's something so commonly misunderstood that you need to clear up?" –– This was today's burning question from Redditor AlanaTrevino13 and we're happy certain issues are now in the open.


"A mother bird..."

A mother bird will not reject its babies or eggs if you touch them.

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"Therapy is great..."

Therapy is great, but it can take a while to find the right one. If one of them just rubs you the wrong way, don't feel like you have to stick around and find another.

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"Genetic tests that tell you..."

Genetic tests that tell you your family is Swedish or Ghanian or Japanese or Ecuadorian are not based on some magical code which is locked in stone for each country. They are based on a database of genetic markers that are common to the geographical area in question. How that database is compiled and who provides their genetic material is relatively subjective based on the company collecting and using the data. So the results may be skewed...don't necessarily take it as gospel.

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"Fire sprinklers..."

Fire sprinklers in normal buildings do NOT all open at once, completely soaking the whole place. Each sprinkler head has its own temperature sensitive element. That head, and only that head, opens when the temperature is reached. No other heads will open unless they too reach the set temperature (usually around 165F or 74C) EDIT: Added Celsius, which I should have done in the first place.

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"It's never safe..."

The MRI is always on. It's never safe to enter the room with anything that the field can affect. So you should NEVER enter the room until you have permission to do so.

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"Despite what you see..."

Despite what you see in movies and TV, punching someone in the head, unless you REALLY know what you are doing, can be much worse for the puncher than the person being punched.

Think of the size of the skull vs the size of the bones in your fingers.

I had a friend, an amateur boxer (did competition) win a bar fight with one hook punch. However, even him, trained, broke multiple bones in his hand on the punch.

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"I load and unload the planes..."

I load and unload the planes for a major airline at O'Hare. There isn't a dead body on every flight. I might see one once a month, maybe at least one comes through once a day on flights I don't work, but there are thousands of flights daily, the vast majority aren't flying hearses.

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"Don't wait..."

For night driving:

Don't wait until an oncoming vehicle is directly in your path to lower your high beams.

Do it before the vehicle arrives so that you don't temporarily "blind" the driver.

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"Shaving doesn't..."

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Shaving doesn't make hair grow in thicker, it shears off the hair shaft making it more noticeable than a tapered, natural hair.

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"Yes, I am blind."

Yes, I am blind. Yes, totally blind. No, not just "blind without glasses". Full-on, eternal darkness blind. And yes, blind people can use the internet.

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Conspiracy theories are beliefs that there are covert powers that be changing the course of history for their own benefits. It's how we see the rise of QAnon conspiracies and people storming the capital.

Why do people fall for them? Well some research has looked into the reasons for that.

The Association for Psychological Science published a paper that reviewed some of the research:

"This research suggests that people may be drawn to conspiracy theories when—compared with nonconspiracy explanations—they promise to satisfy important social psychological motives that can be characterized as epistemic (e.g., the desire for understanding, accuracy, and subjective certainty), existential (e.g., the desire for control and security), and social (e.g., the desire to maintain a positive image of the self or group)."

Whatever the motivations may be, we wanted to know which convoluted stories became apart of peoples consciousness enough for them to believe it.

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I hate ghosts, even if it's Casper. My life is already stressful enough. I don't need to creeped out by spirits from the beyond. Shouldn't they be resting and basking in the glow of the great beyond instead of menacing the rest of us?

The paranormal seems to be consistently in unrest, which sounds like death isn't any more fun or tranquil than life. So much for something to look forward to.

Some ghosts just like to scare it up. It's not always like "Ghosthunters" the show.

Redditor u/Murky-Increase4705 wanted to hear about all the times we've faced some hauntings that left us shook, by asking:

Reddit, what are your creepy encounters with something that you are convinced was paranormal?
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The past year brought about much anxiety and it's been a challenge to find the light in what has felt like perpetual darkness.

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A lot of talk going on about women's bodies, isn't there?

Not necessarily with women front and center as part of the conversation, unfortunately.

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