35 of the most shocking science ‘facts’ that are totally wrong

Lightning does strike twice.

Somewhere between 15%-20% of all information we have in our heads is confidently held misinformation. Here’s a list of the shocking science “facts” that are actually wrong. These myths, old wives tales, and misconceptions have been passed down through the ages, but we are here to put an end to that.



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Old Wives’ Tales: The Fertility Myths

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Couples seeking fertility treatment can be bombarded with contradictory advice on how best to conceive, but half of the battle is separating science from old wives’ tales.

As research reveals that women living near the Cerne Abbas Giant are more fertile than the national average, here are five other unlikely remedies to boost fertility.

Boxers vs Briefs

One of the most commonly feted pearls of wisdom relating to fertility is that a man should wear boxer shorts rather than briefs to boost his sexual potency.

The circulation of air around the reproductive organs, it is suggested, boosts sperm production by preventing the area from overheating – an idea dismissed out of hand as a myth by fertility experts…

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