Eleven things you might think were true

Ten things you might have thought were common knowledge but aren't:

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 1:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:05 pm
The moon
The moon

One human year is equivalent to seven dog years: nope - it depends on the size and breed of the dog.

‘Breaking the seal’ when you pee after drinking doesn’t happen, it just feels that way.

Alcohol is a diuretic and makes you urinate. If you are getting drunk you are more than likely filling up with liquid you will need to release more frequently.

If someone drops a penny from the top of the world’s tallest buildings it will kill you . But it only reaches a maximum speed of 50mph - and that’s not fast enough to kill you unless you have a paper thin skull.

It’s a common misconception that hair and fingernails keep growing after someone dies. Not true- but skin does shrink, making them look longer and giving rise to the theory.

There’s no such thing as the five second rule if you drop your food on the floor and pick it up to eat - germs can pass onto it straight away within seconds.

Some people believe we only use 10 per cent of our brains - but we use the entire brain for different processes at different times.

Chameleons don’t change colour to blend in with their surroundings - they do it to display emotions like aggression.

Dogs are not colour blind - they just see a different range of colours than humans, probably not as many.

De oxygenated blood doesn’t run blue inside your body even if you are a member of the Royal Family. It just looks like it because of the way skin reflects and absorbs light.

There is a dark side of the Moon: as it is constantly rotating on its own axis, there is no part of it in permanent darkness.

You shouldn’t have lists of ten things because people won’t look at them on the Internet. This could be true.