People Continuously Fall For These Obvious Lies Every Day

Some lies are so obvious, yet people continue to get suckered into believing them. Even though your brain knows and is telling you that it's a lie, you want to believe it so badly that you just ignore those warning bells. Here are some especially ridiculous ones that you need to absolutely stop falling for.

1. “Number X Will Shock You”

This one is a classic. Blogs will often use this one to get you to scroll through their articles and stay on the page longer. Oftentimes, number X is not shocking whatsoever. Multiple people admit to falling for this one time and time again.

2. “Tear Here to Open”

Also applicable here could be “resealable” or “flushable.” Under the umbrella of products that should be easy to open but aren't, someone mentioned the packages that scissors come in because they can seriously only be opened with, you guessed it, a pair of scissors. Someone else mentioned that “resealable” bags just say that to draw people to the “higher quality” product. They added that generally, the more companies spend on the packaging, the lower the quality of the product itself.

3. Humans Only Use 10% Of Their Brain

Someone compared this analogy to “like we only use 33% of each traffic light.” Others quipped that there are plenty of people who only use 10% of their brains.

4. MLMs Are a Good Source of Income

Someone quipped, “well they are for someone, just not for you.” This is so true. MLMs are designed to only benefit one person, and that's the person at the top.

5. You Have To Wait 24 Hours Before Reporting Someone Missing

People have always claimed that you have to wait at least 24 hours before reporting someone missing. This is false. As someone pointed out, the first few hours are crucial in the search for a missing individual.

6. You Eat at Least a Few Spiders When You Sleep Over the Course of Your Life

Someone explained that this one was a lie created to discover how far lies can be spread because they're easily believable. For others, like me, family members spread the myth as a scare tactic for young ones.

7. Dog's Mouths Are Cleaner Than Human's

Some people argued that because they've seem their dogs consume their own feces, their mouths are far dirtier than ours. Others claim that there is a difference between “clean,” “disinfect,” and “sanitize” and that humans or dogs could have dirtier mouths depending on which one we're going off of.

8. Eating Carrots Improves Eyesight

Someone claimed that this myth was born during WWII in Britain. They allegedly spread a rumor that their pilots were gaining better eyesight by eating a lot of carrots when in reality, they were attempting to hide their new radar tech from the Germans.

9. Money Can't Buy Happiness

Many people asserted that if $10 million landed in their lap today, it would solve 90% of their problems and they would certainly be happier. Someone else suggested that it's a sliding scale, though, and that $10 million wouldn't do much for a billionaire, so it wouldn't affect their happiness.

10. Using Paper Straws, Reusable Bags, Reusable Containers, Etc. Will Make an Impact

Someone pointed out that although they do all of these things, they're under no illusion that they're making any great impact. They also claim that big corporations are the ones who need to make the changes. Someone else added to that, sharing their own story of witnessing immense waste produced by the hospital they work at.

Read the original thread here.

Ready to make your first budget?

Enter your email and get the free template


This article was produced and syndicated by Max My Money.

[mashshare]

How I make $11,000 per year renting out my spare rooms?

Get access to my FREEĀ guide now.