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And now for something completely different.

I don’t know about you, but I’m “bordered”, “Obamacared”, “V-A’d”, “I- R- S’ed” out. So today, let’s explore some myths most of us believe to be true, except they aren’t.  Oh did I mention Climate Change?

Don’t worry, I’m tired of that too.

Let’s examine some of these things we erroneously “know” to be facts.

For example, do you believe that people are either right or left brained. People who are right- brained tend to be left-handed, and according to the legend, more creative.

And right- handers are left- brain dominant are more analytical. But the fact is, this analysis is about as accurate as astrology. While the two hemispheres do perform some tasks independently, in most cases they work together. It’s true that a significant number of people in radio are left handed, are 5 of the last 7 presidents, which would mean the right brain is dominant, but apparently it could be explained by some genetic quirk.

Other false beliefs courtesy of Cracked.com.

The SAT is absolutely worthless when it comes to forecasting success in college.

Mammograms do a rather poor job in detecting breast cancer.

But be sure to check out the debunking of the gospel according to St. Michelle; the BMI or the Body Mass Index. Over the past two decades people have been told that their BMI too high, and so the must bring the number down

Or they will DIE!

But will they?  Probably not.

Invented by a Belgian mathematician 200 years ago, the BMI is now used by your insurance provider to determine your premium (the higher your BMI, the higher your

rate) and your child’s school lunch program to justify a regimen of slow starvation.
But here’s the deal. The creator of the index never intended it to be used to evaluate individuals as to their general health. And the fact is, Shaquille O’Neal’s BMI would categorize him as obese. Really? I wouldn’t want to play him one-on-one.

While the BMI can identify potential health risks, it should be used along with other indicators to assess one’s overall health.

So maybe it’s time to reassess the justification used in justifying the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. Childhood obesity rates may be not as high as claimed.  Get the rest here.

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