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