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.


10 'Harmless' Things You Should Really Wash Your Hands After Touching

10 'Harmless' Things You Should Really Wash Your Hands After Touching

You wash your hands a lot, but what about after touching these 10 'harmless' things? Find out which 10 'benign' items are actually full of germs. See more »

Are courtesy flushes useful -- or healthy?

Are courtesy flushes useful -- or healthy?

Can courtesy flushes cause grievous bodily harm to your hindquarters or the environment? Find out at HowStuffWorks See more »

'Everyone Says It So It Must Be True': The Pseudoscience Quiz

'Everyone Says It So It Must Be True': The Pseudoscience Quiz

Do you know real science from fake gobbledy-gook? Test your knowledge of bad science with this quiz from HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 'Healthy' Things That Aren't

10 'Healthy' Things That Aren't

Healthy choices aren't always as healthy as we think. Read about 10 faux-healthy culprits. See more »

10 Fake Scarcities

10 Fake Scarcities

What are 10 scarcities that are not really scarcities? Learn more about fake scarcities at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Will we ever unite quantum mechanics with general relativity?

Will we ever unite quantum mechanics with general relativity?

Will we ever unite quantum mechanics with general relativity? Find out about the relationship between quantum mechanics and general relativity. See more »

10 Signs What You're Reading Online Is Bogus

10 Signs What You're Reading Online Is Bogus

Don't believe everything you read -- especially if it's online. Learn how to spot the signs that what you're reading online is bogus. See more »

10 Tips for Telling Fact From Fiction

10 Tips for Telling Fact From Fiction

It can be hard to tell fact from fiction. Here are 10 tips to help you tell fact from fiction. See more »

10 Crazy Hoaxes That Duped the World

10 Crazy Hoaxes That Duped the World

Hoaxes have been around for centuries, and as crazy as some of them are, people still believe them. Learn about 10 crazy hoaxes that duped the world. See more »

10 Surprisingly Believable Bits of Malarkey

10 Surprisingly Believable Bits of Malarkey

Some malarkey is so believable, it's turned many of us into inadvertent purveyors of hogwash. What are 10 surprisingly believable bits of malarkey? See more »