It's time to put an end to the most alluring science myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies passed down through the ages. Click a link to skip to that section. Have any favorites we missed?
The long-running Discovery Channel science television show MythBusters has proven itself to be far more than just a source of weekly entertainment. The popular cable program employs an array of sophisticated pedagogical techniques to communicate scientific concepts to its audience. These techniques include: achieving active learning, accommodating different learning styles, avoiding jargon, employing repetition to ensure comprehension, anthropomorphizing physical phenomena, using captivating demonstrations, cultivating an enthusiastic disposition, and increasing intrinsic motivation to learn.
DarkLancelot : Sure, jump in right after a shock treatment and tell me you don't get red eyes. Hooker with a Penis : My pool guy said its the PH balance, so I through in some vagisil every now and then, its pH balanced just for me. And tighten up those old leaky filters, too.
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Claims and recommendations of this nature can be found by the thousands online. Bags and cartons of Epsom salts are available at any drugstore. Why, I have a package right here.
Parents have long used the story of a chemical that changes color in the presence of urine to keep their children from peeing in the pool. In reality, no such chemical is used, but a new Mason-Dixon survey found that 52 percent of people believe there is a chemical that is added to pools to turn a conspicuous color in the presence of urine. While the use of a urine-detecting chemical may be the biggest pool myth, other common aquatic urban legends include:.
In this post, we are going to play the MythBusters and dispel some of these widespread fallacies. This is by far the most popular pool myth. This idea stemmed from the fact that after a big meal blood diverts away from your ligaments towards your stomach and digestive tract.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. A special compound added to the water in swimming pools will reveal the presence of urine and catch those who pee in the pool. No matter what your parents might have told you, no magical chemical exists that when added to a swimming pool will reveal the presence of urine in the water by producing a brightly-colored cloud:.
Would something that would react that dramatically to a dribble of micturition be safe to swim in? And if it happened, and someone was suddenly surrounded by a cerulean aura of widdly-woo, what would the protocol be for lifeguards, pool staff and fellow swimmers? If a pool had to be evacuated every time someone leaked in it, nobody would have ever completed a length.