A school is a place that teaches knowledge, prepares children for their professional life and enables them to compete with the challenges they may face in future but sometimes, part of the information is not true. Here is a list of top 10 lies which are taught in the schools.
10. The Blue color of the Deoxygenated Blood
The veins inside our wrist appear blue and we are taught in our schools that the color of impure blood in our veins is blue. The myth says that oxygen is not present in deoxygenated blood so it remains blue while the blood that passes from your heart contains oxygen and hence it is red. However, the truth is that all this is the game of light. When light hits your skin, pigmentation refracts the red color and reflects the blue color blue due to which veins appear blue. Albinos have less pigmentation in their skin and hence all their veins appear red.
9. 13 Original Colonies of America
There are thirteen stripes in American flag which apparently represents America’s 13 original colonies in. However, this is not true as originally there were only 12 colonies. Delaware, originally named as ‘The Three Lower Counties’ was not an independent colony. Rather it was always juggled between Pennsylvania and Maryland and finally it came under possession of William Penn who was also the owner of Pennsylvania. It remained the part Pennsylvania until revolutionary war.
8. The Liquid Glass
A strong myth about glass that says glass is actually a liquid which moves at a very low speed. This myth was presented by an old historian on the basis of old windowpane which was bulky at the bottom as compared to their upper part. This myth was considered correct and became a part of our syllabus until a researcher nullified it. According to him, the rate of change in even the glueyest glass requires 10^32 years – equal to three times the universe came into existence.