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The Water Myth

31 May 2018

It is a common belief that you have to drink 6-8 glasses of water per day. Almost everyone has heard this recommendation at some point although if you were to ask someone why you need to drink this...

Can your joints really feel changes in the weather?

5 Dec 2017

We all know somebody who believes they can “feel” when the weather is going to change. Maybe it’s your co-worker calling for rain because an old sports injury has started to ache. Or your...

Ostriches Do Not Really Stick Their Heads in the Sand

20 Aug 2017

Despite popular misconception, ostriches do not stick their heads in the sand. This myth originated in ancient Rome and is so pervasive that it’s used as a common metaphor for someone avoiding...

Goat Poop in Your Hair?

7 Aug 2017

Unless you’re familiar with Moroccan traditions, or are in the habit of frequenting trendy hair salons, chances are that argan oil has escaped your attention. Argan is a tree that grows in only one...

Garlic cloves...in the rectum?!

3 Feb 2017

“Is it true that putting a piece of garlic in the rectum at night can cleanse the body?”...