27 Popular Science Myths Debunked. I’m Worried About #15.
For decades people thought that these science myths were true. Today we set the record straight.
#1. Seasons on Earth are the result of Earth's axial tilt and not its distance from the Sun.
During North America's summer, Australian winter happens and there's no way this could happen if seasons depended on our distance from the Sun.
#2. House flies do not have a life span of 24 hours.
The common house fly can live for up to a month.
#3. Mercury is the closest planet to our sun, but it's not the hottest planet in the solar system.
Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system with an average surface temperature of 864 degrees Fahrenheit.
#4. Gun silencers cannot muffle the sound of an exploding weapon to a whisper.
While it does work to muffle the weapon, the result is about as loud as a police siren, which is still one hundred times less loud than the gunfire without a silencer.
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