22 Common Misconceptions You've Always Believed (Until Now)

20. Urine Soothes A Jellyfish Sting

Jellyfish pee friends

It is widely believed that urine is an effective way to treat a jellyfish sting. Not only is urinating on your wound not effective, but it could actually make it worse. So if you ever get stung don€™t let your friend pee on you, no matter how much they insist.

19. Gum Stays In Your System For 7 Years

Suicide Squad Harley Chewing Gum.jpg
Warner Bros.

This is most likely a myth started in order to keep kids from swallowing their gum. Yes, the chewing base can€™t be broken down by the digestive system, but that just means it passes through completely intact and at the same rate as anything else.

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