Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Today’s Cracked hits: mythbusting
  • Six brain myths.
  • Carrots don’t help you see better in the dark. WWII British intel made that up to hide from the Germans the fact that they had radar! Papers published a story about a RAF pilot called John “Cat Eyes” Cunningham who had shot down 20 enemy planes thanks to his superhuman night vision, an ability he achieved by eating lots of carrots. Other carrot-eating pilots followed, and soon the British government began publicizing the fact that carrots improve night vision – which, of course, is complete bullshit. Carrots might help your vision not get worse, but they won’t make it any better either.

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