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Debunking 20 Common Misconceptions About Sex

Maybe you consider yourself a maestro in the bedroom or a lion in the sheets or think that you don’t need no stinking advice about sex. But do you really know what you’re doing? Do you really have all your info right? Mental Floss decides to debunk 20 common misconceptions about sex in the video within. You’ll learn something.


Seven Common Myths About The Brain Squashed By Science

Video: This neat video destroys seven commonly held myths about the brain — because there is a lot we think we know but don’t. The effects of drugs, alcohol and size are just a few of the areas where misconceptions are busted.


5 Common Life Hack Myths That Aren't True At All

Debunking life hacks are always fun — come on, pointing out silly people doing silly workarounds for silly things to save a silly amount of time never gets old — so Household Hacker whipped up a quick list of five myths that some people do that don’t actually help change anything.


Why The Movie Myth Of Injecting Medication Into The Heart Is Garbage

Myth: Injecting medicine straight into your heart can be beneficial in some way. Ah, the dramatic scene that ends with an actor stabbing a needle straight into their heart, narrowly escaping death and magically curing whatever ailment just befell them. While very dramatic, it’s also very untrue and an exceptionally bad idea if your goal is to get better.


Why Shocking A 'Flat-Lined' Heart Can't Get It Going Again

Myth: Shocking someone who has flat-lined can get their heart started again. It never fails. You’re watching television and someone is circling the drain, in the toilet that is their life. The noise from the heart monitor affirms they’re still alive, with its consistent, rhythmic beeps. All of the sudden, alarms start going off. On the monitor- the dreaded “flat-line”.


5 Common Myths About Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Sandy is coming quick. You’ve got all your gear, and now it’s time to batten down the hatches. But before you do that, there are five common hurricane myths you should know about.


Six Myths About The NBN You Should Stop Believing Right Now

I live blogged the launch of the 2012-2015 NBN Corporate plan for Gizmodo this week (Giz editor Luke was trapped on a secret mission with a camera which may or may not have involved underwear, so I stepped in). The big takeaway from the event? Cogent dismissals of six persistent NBN myths which I suspect most readers already know are utter rubbish, but which keep clouding the actual discourse about our broadband future. Let’s review.


Top 10 Pervasive Tech Myths That Are Only Wasting Your Time

Ever been told that you should fully discharge your battery to prolong its life? Or that jailbreaking your phone is illegal? Or that you should wait for the newest Intel processor because it’s going to be “so much faster”? These are tech myths we hear all the time, and likely spread to our friends — but most are just a waste of your time (and in some cases, they can actually harm your gadgets). Here are some of the worst offenders.


How Many Explosions, How Much Duct Tape And How Many Myths Have The MythBusters Busted?

Everyone’s favourite iconoclastic show, Mythbusters, has been around for 9 years, 10 seasons and 187 episodes. Ever wonder what they’ve done with all that TV time? Well how about testing 833 myths, conducting 2,510 experiments and using 12,247kg of explosives?


How To Avoid Spreading Misinformation On The Internet

Even if you’ve never embarrassed yourself by unknowingly spreading an urban legend as fact to friends and family or, say, retweeting a fake quote by Martin Luther King Jr after Osama bin Laden’s death, you’ve at least been on the receiving end of one of these misinformed messages. Next time an email, tweet or link seems a little fishy, here’s how to spot it before your itchy trigger finger sends it to all your friends or followers.


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