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Science has mercilessly exposed the facts we believed in since childhood

Tell, did you also think since childhood that chameleons change color, because they disguise themselves from the enemy, or that a crunch in the fingers will lead to arthritis in old age, or is it possible that cockroaches will survive anyway, even at an atomic war? Alas, we should upset you, because science, as usual, has found irrefutable evidence and exposed even the most "truthful" facts from our childhood. So, are you ready?

№1. Chameleons change their color to hide from the enemy

This is not entirely true. Because, changing color, they, first of all, communicate in this way with their own kind. This may be a kind of reaction to other males, or a manifestation of the desire to attract a female. Also, color changes can often be related to the internal states of a chameleon (for example, the feeling of hunger, fear, illness) or some external factors (temperature, humidity, lighting). Thus, merging with the environment, most likely, the animal is really just scared of something. But, as it turned out, the disguise was not the only reason for this phenomenon.

№2. Lightning never strikes the same place twice

It does and how! Sometimes it can do it three times, and even more. So, in 2014, the three highest-rated skyscrapers in Chicago grabbed as well over 17 hits for one “beautiful” June evening!

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