Do you ever stop and think about things we were taught to believe to be true that might not actually be? Well, redditor u/helloimcomingin has clearly given this some thought, because they asked the Reddit community, "What do people commonly accept as fact but is actually false?" I'm surprised by a lot of these responses. Here are some of them.
1. "That gum stays in your stomach for seven years if you swallow it."
3. "That polygraph tests can actually detect lying."
4. "Carrots make your vision better. They may have vitamins that promote eye health, but they're no different from most foods with those vitamins."
9. "Buying a car is the best way to build credit."
12. "Sell-by dates on salt."
Are there any other untrue common myths that aren't on this list? Let us know in the comments.
Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.