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13 Lies That Movies Tell Us

MentalFloss.com put together a list of 13 lies that movies tell us. Here they are:

  1. A T-Rex can’t see things that aren’t moving: Sorry “Jurassic Park”, but this dinosaur could still see you. According to a study, its vision is 13 times better than a human’s.
  2. You can walk away from an explosion without being knocked over: You’ve seen it in lots of action movies. For this to be possible, you’d have to defy physics.
  3. There’s sound in space: Battles in “Star Wars” are pretty loud, but in reality, sound (as we know it) doesn’t exist in space.
  4. Astronaut helmets are lit from within: Unlike in “Interstellar” and “Countdown”, helmets are not lit from within because it’d cause visibility issues.
  5. Bald eagles sound majestic: The sound of a red-tailed hawk is often used in movies, instead of the real-life cackling sound that eagles make.
  6. Gun silencers are silent: Gun silencers only suppress the sound of gunfire, not get rid of it completely like you’ve seen in “John Wick”.
  7. When you’re arrested, you get one phone call: Laws about making phone calls vary by state.
  8. Humans are only using a small percentage of their brains: Sorry “Limitless”, a person using only 10% of their brain is a myth.
  9. Grainy images or video can be enhanced to perfect clarity: It’s sort of possible, but not like how you see in movies like “Taken” or “Blade Runner”. Photo editing can’t add facial features that aren’t already there.
  10. You can’t file a missing person report until the person has been missing for quite some time: This is false. There’s no waiting period before you can report a person is missing.
  11. You can suck the venom out of a snake bite: There’s a risk of infection and it can enter your bloodstream if there’s an open wound in your mouth. Besides, venom moves too fast for any suction tactic to make a difference.
  12. Chloroform works immediately to make people unconscious: It actually takes two to five minutes to work IF there’s an unusually high dosage used.
  13. The human head weighs eight pounds: “Jerry Maguire” taught us wrong. It weighs around 11 pounds.