You see, all these scientific "facts" that all the "smart" people in the world come up with don't always stand up to the test of time. These articles (Part 1|Part 2) by the British Medical Journal just debunked several scientific "facts" which I know I have bought into over the years. Here are just a couple:
- Sugar does not cause hyperactivity in children.
- You don't lose excess body heat from your head. (You can leave your hat at home if you don't want to muss your hair!)
- Eating at night does not make you fat. (Though the obvious rules still apply—you can't eat more calories than you burn.)
- Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence that you can cure a hangover.
- Shaving does not cause hair to grow back faster, darker, or coarser.
- Reading in dim light will not destroy your eyesight.
- You don't need to drink eight glasses of water a day, so save yourself the bloat.