10 Ridiculous Science Myths That Too Many People Believe Are True


Dark Side of the Moon

There is no dark side of the moon. All sides of the moon are illuminated at some time by the sun. This idea comes from the illusion that only the light side we see at night is the only visible one. Tidal locking is responsible for that illusion. The phase does not have anything to do with light. Tidal locking prevents us from seeing the other side of the moon, but that side still receives sunlight.



Twinkies do not have an extremely long shelf life. They will go bad in about 45 days. However, the original shelf life was set at only 26 days before 2012.