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Science | Science Vs. Myth | Everyday Myths

There are certain aspects of everyday science that we think of as fact, but in reality may be pure urban legend. In this section, you can learn about some of the everyday science myths you may encounter.


Seriously Nitpicky Pedantry Quiz

 Seriously Nitpicky Pedantry Quiz

Do you know someone who likes to correct even the tiniest mistake? Quiz yourself on some seriously nitpicky pedantry at HowStuffWorks. See more »

A Planetary Conspiracy: The Flat Earth Quiz

 A Planetary Conspiracy: The Flat Earth Quiz

It may seem unbelievable, but some people still think Earth is flat. Test your knowledge of the flat Earth movement with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

You Should Have Your Head Examined: The Phrenology Quiz

 You Should Have Your Head Examined: The Phrenology Quiz

Phrenology has been discredited, but it was once popular. See how much you know about the pseudoscience by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Pseudo-geography Quiz

 The Pseudo-geography Quiz

Can you tell fact from fiction when it comes to geography? Test your knowledge with this pseudo-geography quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Healthy Things That Aren't Quiz

 The Healthy Things That Aren't Quiz

Not all foods and behaviors that seem healthy are. See if you know what's healthy and what isn't by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can your hair turn white overnight?

 Can your hair turn white overnight?

Many people think Marie Antoinette's hair turned white overnight. Find out if this could really happen at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is Chicago the windiest city in the U.S.?

 Is Chicago the windiest city in the U.S.?

Chicago, widely known as 'The Windy City,' seems to have earned its rep. Plus, it's a pretty cool nickname. But is it actually the windiest city? See more »

Is Seattle the rainiest city in the U.S.?

 Is Seattle the rainiest city in the U.S.?

Rainy, dreary, Seattle, right? Everyone says Seattle is the rainiest city in the United States. Find out if their rainy reputation is real. See more »

Should you wear light-colored clothes in hot weather to stay cool?

 Should you wear light-colored clothes in hot weather to stay cool?

Do light colors actually keep you cooler in hot weather, as some say? Read on to find out. See more »

Can a penny dropped off a building kill you?

 Can a penny dropped off a building kill you?

Should you be aware of falling pennies when walking down the street? Find out if a penny dropped off a building can kill you. See more »