If you make too many funny faces, your face will stay that way permanently.

Watch too much tv and your eyes will fall out.

Break a mirror and it's seven years of bad luck.

These are among the many myths and superstitions we heard as children, more often than not from our parents and teachers as a way of scaring us into behaving.

But while there is not one ounce of truth to any of these tall tales, there are many who still believe them, and many more.

Redditor RedditPersonIf was curious to learn what superstitions people continue to believe are true, leading them to ask:

"What myths are obviously false, yet most people still believe they are true?"


When they fly the coop...

"If you take care of a baby bird, the mother won’t want it anymore because it’ll smell like a human."- GreatXs

No amount of fiber can help you

"If you swallow gum, it'll stay in your digestive tract for 7 years."- stinky_cheese33

It was every other subjects he had trouble with

"Albert Einstein failed math in school."- Nothingreallyend

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Though it does make shampooing easier

"Shaving your hair will make the hair grow back thicker.'- RunWithScissorsss

Sleep with your mouth closed

"The amount of spiders you eat while being asleep."- pantsofafatman

Just... No...

"That you are supposed to pee on a jellyfish sting to ease the pain."- Actuaryba

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​Olé

"Bulls not liking the color red."

"Bulls are partially color blind and can only see yellow, green, blue, and violet."- Rogurzz

Call a Lyft instead

"Coffee, speed, and uppers sober you up."

"Nope!"

"Too drunk to drive?"

"Now you're drunk AND on drugs, you just don't feel the effects of the booze but your motor skills, reaction time and decision making are all still drunk AF."- kirkrjordan

Best let nature run its course

"The damn alpha wolf."

"It was one study under captivity, the poor researcher made it his life's work to try and set it right."

"If you want a brutal hierarchy where everyone pecks down, what you're looking for is chickens."- raxeira-etterath

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Give this one some thought

"We can only use 10% of our brain."- UnbearableHuman

A little bit of research will clear up any doubt you have on these old superstitions and beliefs.

And for anyone who helped out a friend who got stung by a jellyfish, no need to be embarrassed.

Some people are far more conscious of their health than others.

Be it out of obligation or self-interest, many people make a point of avoiding certain foods and products, and partaking in extreme diets and exercise plans.

Which doesn't mean they avoid unhealthy habits or products altogether.

Indeed, all of us are probably unaware that we all likely partake in eating food, using products, or even performing what might seem like everyday activities which could be harmful to our health.

Be it by happenstance or obligation.

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