Workshop: Is it true?

Below is a list of “factoids” which could be true, and may not be true. Create a Word document and copy and paste 5 factoids from the list below. Then use the internet to find information whether the factoid is true or not. You must give the source for your answer (for example, if you find an article that says that tanning beds don’t cause cancer, copy and paste the web address to the note beneath the factoid).

EXAMPLE
Tanning Beds don’t really cause cancer – only the sun causes cancer.
FALSE. Tanning beds do cause cancer (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20507845)

After you are done, Click Done above and then continue searching the internet for good ideas for your own infographic, or researching the idea you’ve chosen.

The Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure you can see from space.

Chickens evolved from dinosaurs.

The quack of a duck is the only known sound that doesn’t have an echo.

“How you remind me” by Nickleback was the most played song on the radio over the last 10 years.

Hydrogen Peroxide does not kill bacteria and should not be used on a cut.

Sugar does not cause hyperactivity in children.

2 regulation basketballs side to side can fit through a regulation hoop.

A caterpillar has more muscles than a human.

Vaccines have been linked with an increase in autism in children.

Babies are born without kneecaps.

Diamonds come from coal that has been compressed over time.

It is extremely unlikely that a deck of cards has ever been shuffled the same way twice in history.

If you drop a penny from the Empire State Building, it can crack the sidewalk below.

George Washington Carver invented Peanut Butter.

The Internet weighs about the same as a strawberry.

Cleopatra lived closer in time to the Moon Landing than she did to the construction of the Great Pyramids.

The average person only uses 10% of their brain.

Swallowed chewing gum stays in your digestive system for 10 years.

Cigarette Lighters were invented before matches.