Baileys and tonic and 14 other cock and bull stories


There are many so-called facts that are swallowed like hot cake. There are also many improbable facts that people find difficult to believe. What is true and what is a false. The same applies to the well-intentioned beauty tips that we collect through friends, or media. But some of these tips, however well intended, are cock and bull stories.

1 The combination of Baileys and tonic is deadly.
True or False?

The combination of Baileys and tonic is deadly. is false
The combination of Baileys and tonic is deadly.

The story is not true, but the myth is so persistent that people refuse to believe it’s false. A simple experiment shows that there are indeed strange things happen when you mix Baileys and tonic. The substance is clotting but not into a hard ball that can affect your stomach as many people think. The substance looks like a curdling mass. The clots are formed by the acid in the tonic and cream in the Baileys. You can compare the cream with milk. Sour milk is also curdling. Although the combination of Baileys and tonic looks unsightly, it’s certainly not fatal.

2 Shaving makes hair grow back thicker.
True or False?

Shaving makes hair grow back thicker is false
False

False, Maybe you feel like your hair grows back thicker after you have shaved them, but this is not the case. A hair does grow back thinner and slightly stiffer, that combination makes the hair feel thicker.

3 By pumping mascara up and down in the bottle, you can apply it easier.
True or False?

By pumping mascara up and down in the bottle, you can apply it easier. is false
False

False, by pumping back and forth the brush, it seems the mascara is getting more volume. However, the pumping action only creates more air into the bottle, which causing that your mascara will dry out faster and in the worst case even for bacteria in the bottle, and dry mascara is resulting in dry, lumpy eyelashes. Instead scrape the brush along the inside of the bottle in order to spread the product well.

4 Wearing makeup every day is bad for your skin.
True or False?

Wearing makeup every day is bad for your skin is false
False

False, a thick layer of makeup is probably worse for the reflecyion in your mirror than for your skin. Daily makeup does not hurt as long as you clean your face well before you go to sleep. But that’s where it often goes wrong: wearing makeup overnight clogs your pores and is aging your skin.

5 Some hair products repair split ends.
True or False?

Some hair products repair split ends is false
False

False, Split or dead ends are inevitable, and there is no serum or oil that will glue your ends together. Even if you believe in this wonder the best is to visit a hairdresser. However, there are products that stick the split ends together, but this disappears once you wash out the product.

6 Mobile phones are much dirtier than toilet seats.
True or False?

Mobile phones are much dirtier than toilet seats is true
True

True, there have been several studies that have shown this. Special tests show that there are ten times more pathogens on a mobile phone than on a toilet seat. The bacteria that the researchers found on the phones could provide an upset stomach and nausea. One reason is the fact that you often keep your phone close to your mouth. People don’t clean their phone because they are afraid that it will cause damage and people take their phones with them to the toilet and then wash their hands but not the phone. Therefore, it’s not a bad idea to clean your phone or wipe your phone.

7 You may file your nails in all directions.
True or False?

You may file your nails in all directions is false
False

False, file your nails always in one direction. This will help your nails grow faster and longer. Filing your nails in all directions can create small cracks.

8 Chocolate cause’s acne.
True or False?

Chocolate cause’s acne is false
False

False, it often seems it’s true, but eating chocolate and fat food is not necessarily the cause of pimples. Pimples are caused by overstimulated sebaceous glands which then can’t shed the sebum and skin cells normally. Because chocolate contains fat, people tend to believe that it will cause acne. While not everyone agrees, this seems to be a myth and it is never proven that chocolate is causing pimples. However, some people get pimples after eating chocolate but they most probably prone to fatty substances.

9 Those born between November 29 and December 17 are actually not a Sagittarius, but Serpent- Arius (Serpent Bearer or Ophiuchus)
True or False?

Those born between November 29 and December 17 are actually not a Sagittarius, but Serpent- Arius (Serpent Bearer or Ophiuchus) is true
True

True, when the Babylonian thousands of years ago designed the zodiacs, they stashed away the Serpent- Arius as the thirteenth sign.
There is not much known about the characteristics that are associated with the Serpent Bearer. It is known that the serpent bearer is “helpful and friendly. It is remarkable that the Serpent Bearer was stashed out from the Zodiac because the sun appears much longer in the Serpent Arius then for example in Scorpio. For astronomers, Ophiuchus is a ‘normal’ constellation in the sky. It is located between the Sagittarius and Libra, Scorpio.

10 Smiling causes wrinkles
True or False?

Smiling causes wrinkles is true
True

Unfortunately, this is true. Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. They will most likely occur in thin lines around the eyes occur. If people scowl often they look older and grumpier than they actually are. Especially at sunny days it is advisable to wear sunglasses. This is not only better for your eyes, but you will not squeeze against the bright sunlight so your face is more relaxed.

11 anti-wrinkle creams work.
True or False?

anti-wrinkle creams work is false
False

I wish it was true. There are a lot of brands that promise you everything when it comes to anti-wrinkle creams, but unfortunately, there is no cream in the world that removes existing wrinkles. Although there are a number of products that cause irritation to the skin, the skin will swell and the super moisturizing agents will temporarily fill the wrinkles with the result that they are less visible. There are fortunately some wrinkle creams that can prevent and or delay the process, but sooner or later everyone will get some wrinkles, but using moisturizes that hydrate the skin you limit this somewhat. And preferably, are moisturizers with SPF.

12 Eating carrots improves your eyesight
True or False?

Eating carrots improve your eyesight is false
False

False, some people go that far by telling their children “eating a lot of carrots will improve your eyesight and eventually you no longer need glasses. Have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses? “Some say this story started in the Second World War. When the British intelligence services, spread the rumor that their pilots had excellent night vision by eating carrots, to hide their radars from the Germans, but there is a possibility that eating carrots help, if you suffer from night blindness. Night blindness can be caused by a deficiency of Vitamin A. Carrots are high in beta carotene, a precursor of vitamin A. A prolonged lack of vitamin A can cause night blindness.

13 If you drink alcohol with a straw you get tipsy faster.
True or False?

If you drink alcohol with a straw you get tipsy faster is true
True

True, you don’t get intoxicated by drinking alcohol with a straw, but the effect with the same amount of alcohol makes it faster than if you drink alcohol from a glass. With less alcohol, you will have the same effect. If you drink using a straw, the alcohol enters the bloodstream through the palate. The palate is highly vascularized and has a very thin skin. If the alcohol flows along the palate, then a portion of the alcohol may be enter directly into the bloodstream through the palate that is faster than through the stomach and intestines. The blood then delivers the alcohol to the brains. You will however not getting more tipsy with a straw, it is the rate of alcohol intake that determines the ‘tipsy’ feeling.

14 If you regularly cut your hair it will grow faster.
True or False?

If you regularly cut your hair it will grow faster is false
False

False, your hair is composed of dead cells, while the living part of the hair is in follicles in your scalp. Therefore, it doesn’t hurt when you cut your hair, but pulling your hair will definitely hurt. Once you know that the part of your hair which is build up from cells with no circulation and no nervous system, and that cutting your hair has nothing to do with the follicles in your scalp then it will be easy to understand that your hair is not growing faster if you cut it off.

15 If you use sunscreens with a high SPF the skin doesn’t tan.
True or False?

If you use sunscreens with a high SPF the skin doesn’t tan is false
False

False, the process of tanning might be slower, but eventually your tan will be more beautiful. With a low SPF you will tan faster, but actually you burn faster. This brings not only (permanent) damage to the skin, but you also lose your tan faster. The number of the SPF affects the time you can spend in the sun without causing harmful radiation penetrating the skin. The skin is so called brown but not burn, and hence so more and more beautiful tan.
Skin Type I : very light skin. People with this skin type burn very quickly. Recommended SPF 25-30.
Skin type II : light skin. A person with this type of skin will burn rapidly and tan slowly. Recommended SPF 15-25.
Skin type III: slightly tanned skin. These people do not burn quickly and easily tan. Recommended SPF 10-15.
Skin Type IV : dark skin. A person with this type of skin tan quickly and almost never burn. Recommended SPF 5-10.

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