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Myth Results: Idioms

posted: 10/21/15
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Idioms

WWII submarines were able to use torpedoes to literally blow an enemy ship up and out of the water, leading to the expression "blow it out of the water" to imply overwhelming victory. BUSTED (as seen in Blow It Out of the Water)

It is impossible to catch a greased pig. BUSTED (as seen in Mythssion Impossible)

A person can easily shoot a fish in a barrel. CONFIRMED (as seen in Shooting Fish in a Barrel)

Elephants are truly scared of mice. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Shooting Fish in a Barrel)

Modern technology can render the phrase "like finding a needle in a haystack" obsolete. BUSTED (as seen in Exploding House)

Toast always lands butter side-down when dropped. BUSTED (as seen in Is Yawning Contagious?)

A rolling stone gathers no moss. CONFIRMED (as seen in Breaking Glass)

You can't teach old dogs new tricks. BUSTED (as seen in Dog Myths)

The idiom "bull in a china shop" is true. BUSTED (as seen in Red Rag to a Bull)

A lead balloon cannot fly (as per the idiom, "going down like a lead balloon"). BUSTED (as seen in Lead Balloon)

It's better to hit the ground running. BUSTED (as seen in End With a Bang)

It is not possible to polish a turd. BUSTED (as seen in End With a Bang)

It's better to end with a bang. CONFIRMED (as seen in End With a Bang)

It is possible to literally knock someone's socks off (and have them still survive). BUSTED (as seen in Knock Your Socks Off)

It is easy to take candy from a baby. BUSTED (as seen in MiniMyth Madness)

When poop hits a fan, it spreads all over every nearby surface. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Cold Feet)

Your feet get physically colder when you are afraid of doing something. PLAUSIBLE (as seen in Cold Feet)

It is impossible to herd cats. CONFIRMED (as seen in Mythssion Impossible)

It is impossible to fit 10 pounds of poop into a 5-pound bag. CONFIRMED (as seen in Mythssion Impossible)

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