More common myths

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  1. True - Chickens can live without a head
  2. False - Lightning never strikes the same place twice
  3. False - Water drains backwards in the Southern Hemisphere due to the Earth’s rotation
  4. False - Hair and fingernails continue growing after death
  5. False - Humans use only 10 percent of their brains
  6. Semi-True - A dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s
  7. False - There is no gravity in space
  8. True - A falling cat will always land on its feet
  9. True - Eating a poppy seed bagel mimics opium use
  10. True - You get less wet by running in the rain
  11. False - A penny dropped from the top of a tall building could kill a pedestrian
  12. False - The five second rule (safe to eat off the ground within 5 seconds)
  13. False - Adults don’t grow new brain cells
  14. False - The Great Wall of China is the only manmade structure visible from space
  15. True - Chicken soup can cure the common cold
  16. False - Animals can predict natural disasters
  17. True - Yawning is “contagious”
  18. False - Seasons are caused by the Earth’s proximity to the sun
  19. False - Men think about sex every seven seconds
  20. False - It takes seven years to digest gum