There's no shame in admitting that we don't have all the answers. But there is a little shame when we're spewing scientific nonsense to our friends and colleagues. Test yourself to determine what so-called "science" you've misunderstood for years.
Everyone knows gross things happen after people die. Which of these things does NOT occur after death?
your skin shrivels
you release methane gas
your fingernails grow
What part of your body loses heat the fastest?
Can a healthy person get the flu from the flu vaccine?
yes, getting the flu shot means running the risk of getting the flu
no, but you might get a wee bit tired or achy
no, but you can get all sorts of behavioral disorders
Where are the salty taste buds on your tongue located?
We only know where the sweet taste buds reside.
Somewhere toward the back left side.
There is no "zone" for different tastes on your tongue.
The big bang theory does NOT:
tell us how the universe inflated
tell us how the universe began
tell us that the universe is cooling
How does the Coriolis effect explain why toilet water swirls in different directions, depending on the hemisphere?
It explains that planetary rotation would make water swirl differently.
It explains why our perception of water swirling depends on the Earth's rotation.
It doesn't explain a darn thing about toilets in either hemisphere.
How many senses do you think you have, not counting spidey?
None. I'm a monster who feels nothing.
Five. Duh, forever.
There are actually a lot more senses than the usual touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing.
When can lightning strike the same spot twice?
Any time it hits -- lightning often hits in more than one place in one strike, too.
Lightning will only strike once, in one place.
Only when Iron Maiden is on the stereo.
Why is summer so hot?
The Earth is closer to the sun in the summer.
To remind us how nice it is to drink a cold beer on a balmy afternoon.
The angle of the sun allows for the most direct hit of light.