Movies, movies, movies! They can make us laugh, cry, and even believe in things that aren't true. Action and adventure films, in particular, have a way of making us believe in things that are just too good to be true.
From buried pirate treasure to professional assassins, these films have created some misconceptions that have stuck with us over the years. But, don't worry, we're here to bust those myths wide open! So, grab some popcorn, and let's get to it!
Buried pirate treasure does not exist in real life.
Pirates have been a fascinating subject for centuries, but let's face it, buried treasure is something that only exists in movies. I remember being a kid and dreaming of finding a treasure map leading to a chest full of gold and jewels, but alas, it's just not real. So, let's stop digging in our backyard, folks.
Quicksand is a real thing, but it is very shallow and no one has ever died in it.
Quicksand, the stuff of nightmares, right? WRONG! It turns out quicksand is real, but it's not the deadly trap that movies make it out to be. In reality, quicksand is just shallow sand that is saturated with water, and it's not deep enough to pull you under. So, if you ever find yourself stuck in quicksand, just wiggle your way out.
Highly paid professional assassins do not exist as the job is not a full-time occupation.
Assassinations, the stuff of movies and books, but in reality, it's not as glamorous as it seems. The job of an assassin is not a full-time occupation and highly paid professionals do not exist. Most of the time it's just a desperate person who needs the money. So, if you're thinking of becoming an assassin, better think again.
Silencers for guns do not completely silence them and still make a sound.
Silencers, the ultimate accessory for a hitman, right? WRONG! Silencers, or suppressors, as they're called in the industry, do not completely silence a gun. They simply reduce the noise, so it's still going to sound like a gun. So, if you're thinking of using a silencer to commit a crime, think again.
Knockout gas for humans and tranquilizer darts do not exist as they have been found to be dangerous and deadly.
Knockout gas and tranquilizer darts, the ultimate non-lethal weapons, right? WRONG! These things do not exist in the real world. They have been found to be dangerous and deadly. So, if you're thinking of using these to take out your enemies, better think again.
A harmless blow to the head can still cause serious damage and require medical attention.
How many times have you seen an action hero wake up tied to a chair after being knocked out for hours? Well, in reality, it's not so simple. A blow to the head can still cause serious damage and require medical attention. So, if you ever find yourself unconscious, go to the hospital.
Breaking someone's neck by twisting it with bare hands is not possible and can't be done easily.
Your head is built to turn that way, and if it was this easy, people would accidentally be killing themselves all the time. So, if you're thinking of using this move to take out your enemies, better think again.
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Cops do not draw tape or chalk outlines around corpses at crime scenes as it contaminates the crime scene.
This is something that dates back to the olden days when press photographers didn't want to show a dead body in their photos and so they would put a little outline on the ground to imply where it was.
The idea that when you get arrested you have one guaranteed phone call is not true and varies by state and circumstances.
It's a whole thing, and there's another equally fraught issue of whether or not the call is free or how many free calls you get. So, if you're ever arrested, don't expect that one guaranteed phone call.
You do not have to wait 24 or 48 hours to declare someone missing, it can be done at any time.
This is a dangerous myth that movies and TV shows propagate, but in reality, if you suspect someone is missing, don't wait. Report it right away. So, if you ever have a missing person on your hands, don't wait, act fast.
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