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  • Hey there, welcome to Life Noggin!

  • It's time to do another one of our most requested videos.

  • Here's some more common myths debunked!

  • You excited?

  • I'm excited!

  • Let's do this!

  • Something we've all probably been taught is that our tongues can be broken down into different regions based on taste.

  • As if we can point to a certain area and say, "there it is! That's the spot that makes cake taste so darn good."

  • That's clearly wrong.

  • The five tastes can be sensed on all areas of the tongue, especially along the sides.

  • The only thing slightly true about this myth is that the back of our tongue is very sensitive to bitter tastes.

  • Next up!

  • Don’t fall prey to the common myth that "bats are blind".

  • In reality, bats can see perfectly well.

  • They can also use echolocation to hunt insects at night and map out an area.

  • So next time you are in a cave for some reason, the bats know you are there and they are watching.

  • Have you ever been told that a penny dropped from the top of a very tall building could kill you?

  • This is a lie.

  • Because of air drag, the terminal velocity of a penny is between 30 to 50 miles per hour, or maybe even less if there’s wind.

  • It might not feel good if it hits you, but it won’t drill through your skull.

  • There is also some weird belief that people with red hair are going to go extinct due to climate change.

  • But this is ridiculous, a gene can't just "die out" unless every single person with it suddenly keeled over.

  • Rather, red hair is a recessive gene, meaning both parents must have it in order for their children to show it.

  • So, it could become more and more rare, but redheads won't be "extinct".

  • To all the gingers watching, we love you and want you to stay around.

  • So, tell me in the comments the myth that bugs you the most and maybe when we do another one of these videos, it'll be featured...hm?

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  • And if you want even more Life Noggin, check out this video we did on the "science of cooking".

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4 More Common Myths Debunked!

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