Fireballs in space and exploding cosmonauts may look pretty cool on the silver screen, but they’d never happen in real life. Discover the truth with 10 movie myths everyone believes!
There are some myths and urban legends out there, however – actually have some truth to them. The weird thing about most of these conclusions is the simple fact that – since they’re true – they’re not actually myths, but given the public’s reluctance to accept such absurd notions.
Reality: A fall 80mph will prove fatal – an average human falling 60m travels at 120mph.
Reality:¨With no oxygen to sustain fire there´d be a brief flash of light. Sound would not travel in the vacuum of space.
Reality: There are miles between asteroids – there´s a one in a billion chance of hitting one.
Reality: A cigarette does not give out enough heat to ignite gasoline unless being smoked.
Reality: Even at point blank range a bullet won´t affect a deadbolt. Shotguns may work but flying debris could prove fatal.
Reality: The tight seal of our skin protects us from explosive decompression – we would be oxygen starved and suffocate.
Reality: Defibrillators are used when the heart starts rapidly contracting, not when it stop.
Hollywood: A shot from a gun with a Silencer cannot be heard
Reality: . A suppreessor lessens the blast of escaping gases, but the shot still reaches around 100db.
Reality: Only a bullet traveling far enough to have ignited with air friction could light gasoline.
Reality: Enhanced 911 systems find the physical location of a call within seconds.