Presented with knowledge they do not have the capacity to fully understand, people sometime make crass assumptions about complex scientific facts. This is how most myths come to be, especially when the subject being overstated is a scientific one. You see, with science there likely isn’t a short explanation for complex scientific phenomenon, which is why people are so quick to believe exaggerations that appear to make sense on a fundamental level.
People these days tend to believe pretty much any exciting myth regarding sometimes that cannot be easily explained, even more so if it sounds exciting enough for them to share it with their friends and complete strangers on social networks. We have managed to put together a list containing 10 of the most popular myths about science that simply aren’t true no matter how widespread they are at this point.
9Humans pop in space
Science-Fiction movies have contributed greatly to this misconception. Today, a large number of people actually believe that the human body pops when in the vacuum of space. However, a human can survive for up to 30 seconds in outer space. After about 15 seconds the lack of oxygen in the body results in unconsciousness, which later leads to death by asphyxiation.