#13-Beliefs, Urban Legends, and Myths

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By Bob Froehlich, Bob Froehlich-Retired Chemist, Psychology Professor, and Julia Minton-Technology Consultant. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Bob and Julia discuss beliefs and why we cling to false beliefs. Several examples of commonly held beliefs which turned out to be “false” (not supported) are discussed including: high rates of suicide during the Christmas season, vortices in sink and toilet drains spinning in opposite directions in northern and southern hemispheres, the PizzaGate Conspiracy Theory and the effectiveness of proanthocyanidins from cranberries to cure urinary tract infections. This show aired live on July 6, 2017.

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