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Myth Results: The Human Body

posted: 10/21/15
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Biology

A certain sound, below the frequency of audible sound, also know as a "brown note," can make you lose control of your bowels. BUSTED (as seen in Brown Note)

A bullet carrying sperm from a previous victim can impregnate a woman when it hits her. BUSTED (as seen in Son of a Gun)

A human voice can shatter glass if they're singing at the right tone. CONFIRMED (as seen in Breaking Glass)

Yawning is contagious. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Is Yawning Contagious?)

It is possible to flatuate so much, you can suffocate from the gas expelled. BUSTED (as seen in Franklin's Kite)

Girls pass gas. CONFIRMED (as seen in Franklin's Kite)

An unamplified human voice can put out a fire. BUSTED (as seen in Voice Flame Extinguisher)

Sneezing with your eyes open makes your eyeballs pop out. BUSTED (as seen in Viewers' Special)

A person's tongue can get stuck to a frozen metal pole if they touch. CONFIRMED (as seen in Snow Special)

Only a strong man can tear a phonebook in half. BUSTED (as seen in Phone Book Friction)

A person can wet his hand and briefly dip it into molten lead without injury. CONFIRMED (as seen in Mini-Myth Mayhem)

Humans only use 10% of their available brain capacity. BUSTED (as seen in Tablecloth Chaos)

It is impossible for a blindfolded person to travel in a straight line. CONFIRMED (as seen in Walk a Straight Line)

Humans give off a detectable scent when they are sufficiently frightened. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Fright Night)

The "potty dance" can help a person with a full bladder stave off the need to urinate. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Mini Myth Medley)

A particular, inaudible sound frequency can lead people to believe that an area is haunted. BUSTED (as seen in Fright Night)

Food

Eating a mixture of Pop Rocks candy and soda can make your stomach explode. BUSTED (as seen in Jet-Assisted Chevy)

Flatulence can be induced by consuming beef. BUSTED (as seen in Franklin's Kite)

Eating beans increases flatulence. CONFIRMED (as seen in Franklin's Kite)

Consuming carbonated soft drinks increases flatulence. CONFIRMED (as seen in Franklin's Kite)

Eating an item that contains poppy seeds can cause you to test positive for opiate use in a drug test. CONFIRMED (as seen in Poppy-Seed Drug Test)

Gender

Women have a higher pain tolerance than men. CONFIRMED (as seen in No Pain, No Gain)

Women who have undergone childbirth without using pain medication have a higher pain tolerance than women who have not. CONFIRMED (as seen in No Pain, No Gain)

Men are better at cooking on an outdoor BBQ. BUSTED (as seen in Battle of the Sexes)

Men are better at reading maps. BUSTED (as seen in Battle of the Sexes)

Men are better overall drivers. CONFIRMED (as seen in Battle of the Sexes)

Women are better at reading people's emotional cues. CONFIRMED (as seen in Battle of the Sexes)

Men are better at packing a car. CONFIRMED (as seen in Battle of the Sexes)

Men are better at throwing objects than women. BUSTED (as seen in Battle of the Sexes Round 2)

Women more likely to ask for directions when they get lost. BUSTED (as seen in Battle of the Sexes Round 2)

Women are better at parallel parking than men. BUSTED (as seen in Battle of the Sexes Round 2)

Women are better at multitasking than men. CONFIRMED (as seen in Battle of the Sexes Round 2)

Women are better at observation than men. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Battle of the Sexes Round 2)

A person's intelligence deteriorates in the presence of members of the opposite gender. BUSTED (as seen in Laws of Attraction)

Gentleman prefer blondes. BUSTED (as seen in Laws of Attraction)

Pheromone sprays can increase a person's attractiveness toward the opposite gender. BUSTED (as seen in Laws of Attraction)

In the service industry, women with larger breasts tend to receive higher tips. CONFIRMED (as seen in Laws of Attraction)

Women are more attracted to financially successful men. CONFIRMED (as seen in Laws of Attraction)

Germs

If you keep your toothbrush in the bathroom, it has bits of fecal matter on it. CONFIRMED (as seen in Breakstep Bridge)

A dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Chinese Invasion Alarm)

A sneeze can leave a person's nose/mouth at 100 mph, roughly the same as a Category 2 hurricane. BUSTED (as seen in Flu Fiction)

Droplets from a sneeze can travel up to 30 feet. BUSTED (as seen in Flu Fiction)

Nasal secretions from a person with a cold can spread so far and so quickly that anyone in the vicinity can become contaminated. CONFIRMED (as seen in Flu Fiction)

Hand dryers in public restrooms are a less sanitary method of drying one's hands than a paper towel. CONFIRMED (as seen in Down and Dirty/Earthquake Survival)

In a public restroom, the bathroom stall closest to the entrance is used the least often and contains the least amount of bacteria. CONFIRMED (as seen in Down and Dirty/Earthquake Survival)

Some common household items -- like the kitchen sponge and light switch -- are dirtier than a toilet seat, in terms of number and/or type of germs they carry. CONFIRMED (as seen in Hidden Nasties)

The toilet seat is the cleanest place in the house. CONFIRMED (as seen in Chinese Invasion Alarm)

Injury

An RFID implant will explode if inside an MRI machine. BUSTED (as seen in Myth Revolution)

It is possible to cook one's insides by using a tanning booth too often. BUSTED (as seen in Penny Drop)

You can be killed by a household appliance that's dropped into a bathtub full of water while you're in it. CONFIRMED (as seen in Quicksand)

An MRI can make your tattoo explode. BUSTED (as seen in Quicksand)

Defibrillators can cause medical nitroglycerin chest patches to explode. BUSTED (as seen in Speed Cameras)

A defibrillator can burn you if you're wearing an underwire bra. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Trailblazers)

A defibrillator can burn you if you've got a nipple piercing. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Trailblazers)

A punch from a ring can leave a permanent ring-shaped scar. BUSTED (as seen in Superhero Hour)

Certain types of sunscreen can make a human body susceptible to catching fire. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Household Disasters)

Psychology

Using hypnosis can make one go against one's will. BUSTED (as seen in Voice Flame Extinguisher)

Hypnosis can cure a person of their fears. BUSTED (as seen in Grenades and Guts)

Hypnosis can allow you to change your eye color. BUSTED (as seen in Grenades and Guts)

Hypnosis can cure you of ailments like seasickness. BUSTED (as seen in Grenades and Guts)

Through mental or physical means, a person can fool a lie detector test from a polygraph machine. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Confederate Steam Gun)

Using hypnosis can make one remember things more clearly. CONFIRMED (as seen in Voice Flame Extinguisher)

The act of walking over coals is purely a mind-over-matter act. BUSTED (as seen in Water Stun Gun)

Cabin fever is a real condition. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Alaska Special)

Dipping a sleeping person's hand in a bowl of warm water will cause him or her to wet the bed. BUSTED (as seen in Mini-Myth Mayhem)

Natural redheads have a lower pain tolerance than people of other hair colors. BUSTED (as seen in No Pain, No Gain)

Swearing out loud will allow a person to tolerate more pain than using mild language. CONFIRMED (as seen in No Pain, No Gain)

It is easy for a person to recognize the back of his/her own hand. CONFIRMED (as seen in Mini Myth Medley)

Remedies

Seasickness can be cured by using a cinnamon-flavored tongue spray. BUSTED (as seen in Seasickness - Kill or Cure)

Seasickness can be cured by using a magnetized arm band. BUSTED (as seen in Seasickness - Kill or Cure)

Seasickness can be cured by using an electro-shock wrist band. BUSTED (as seen in Seasickness - Kill or Cure)

Seasickness can be cured by taking a ginger pill. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Seasickness - Kill or Cure)

Seasickness can be cured by using a placebo, like a vitamin or a sugar pill. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Seasickness - Kill or Cure)

Video Games

It is possible to carry and deploy a large range of supplies and weapons without significantly hindering the user's mobility, as in Doom or another first-person shooter. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Video Game Special)

Playing a video game that simulates a skill can improve the player's real-world performance. BUSTED (as seen in Unfinished Business)

After swallowing octopus eggs, a person can give birth to a baby octopus. BUSTED (as seen in Chicken Gun)

Misc

It is possible to bring an impaired/shocked person back to some degree of proper mental functioning by slapping him/her in the face. CONFIRMED (as seen in Operation Valkyrie)

A deep-sea diver in an old-style suit can be crushed into his helmet if the line connecting him to his surface air compressor breaks. CONFIRMED (as seen in Dumpster Diving)

It is possible to swim as fast through syrup as through water. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Swimming in Syrup)

It is impossible to swim in bubbling water. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Bubble Trouble)

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