People Share Which Common Misunderstandings Need To Be Cleared Up
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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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Obscure Opinions People Are Fully Committing To | George Takei’s Oh Myyy

We all have a set of beliefs about even the smallest of topics. Like sandwiches should have structural integrity. That's something we can all agree on, right...

"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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People Confess The Most Out Of Line Thing A Doctor's Ever Said To Them
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As patients, we rely on the expertise of medical professionals to be able to identify whatever ailments we're suffering through.

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Foreigners Break Down Their Favorite American Meals
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Growing up, I had zero idea that the food I ate daily was "cultural."

It didn't occur to me until I was a kid when my mother had to gently explain to me that not everyone ate rice & beans.

She had to explain it because we were about to eat at a white friend's house for the first time.

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People Share The Best Ways To Politely End A Conversation

Have you ever been caught in a conversation you didn't want to be in? Or start talking to someone only to realize you want to stop? Perhaps you were talking to a friend when the conversation took a turn for the uncomfortable.

Whatever the case, we've all been in those situations where we want the conversation to stop, but don't want to be rude.

When I was in third grade, I asked if I voted on American Idol that week. I said yes, since everyone seemed to, but of course I didn't know what American Idol was. Being pop culture challenged, I thought it was a ship. Needless to say everyone was confused when I was asked who I voted for and I replied, "What do you mean? I voted for American Idol!"

It didn't take me long to realize something was amiss, and I probably would've very rudely excused myself from the conversation (fueled by my embarrassment) if my teacher hadn't called us to attention at that very moment.

Luckily, the people of Reddit were willing to share their methods to politely end a conversation when Redditor Spritti33asked:

"How does someone politely end a conversation with a person who won't stop talking?"
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People Divulge What They Think Happens After We Die
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Death is a certainty in life, but what happens after death may be one of those mysteries we never solve. I've always believed that when we're dead, we're dead. However, there are plenty of other theories.

Is there an afterlife? Do we face a supernatural judge who decides whether we go to heaven or hell? Do we get reincarnated as soon as we die? Or is death truly final?

These questions prompted Redditor Maleficent_Team430 to ask:

"What do you think happens to you after you die?"
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