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# myth - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found there is no correlation between achy joints and rainfall.

# myth - Friday 26 February, 2016

6 weird and wonderful things you didn't know about Leap Day

It’s more than just the worst birthday going, ya know.

# myth - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Martin takes aim at 'Enda the Fireman', says Taoiseach 'promoting a fairytale'

In a blistering attack on Fine Gael, Micheál Martin said their party conference “may well have set a world record for the amount of arrogant self-praise”.

# myth - Sunday 22 February, 2015

The tale of the 18th century baronet, his Irish mistress and a horrific love charm

“Nothing prepared me for the unearthing this tale of witchcraft, lust and horror, set in 18th century Co Mayo.”

# myth - Monday 8 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Fear not: the hazelnut shortage will NOT affect Ferrero Rocher supply this Christmas

# myth - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Government needs to 'stop making excuses' and 'propagating myths' on climate change

This call comes from group The Environmental Pillar, after a new study shows Ireland is unlikely to meet its 2020 emissions targets.

# myth - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From The42 Jim McGuinness - It's an "illusion" that Dublin are suspect at the back Myth

Jim McGuinness - It's an "illusion" that Dublin are suspect at the back

But Donegal boss says his side are ready for the challenge on Sunday.

# myth - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Debunked: Will a bee die if it stings you?

Will you be taking less pity on the next bee that stings you?

# myth - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Debunked: Does pressing the pedestrian crossing button more than once make any difference?

And why do we feel the need to press it over and over again?

# myth - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Debunked: Does swallowed chewing gum stay in your stomach for seven years?

Or longer? Is that piece that you swallowed when you were six still there?

# myth - Monday 2 September, 2013

From The42 Opinion: Why the Gareth Bale narrative is the biggest myth in football Conjecture

Opinion: Why the Gareth Bale narrative is the biggest myth in football

It’s become a cliché to claim that Real Madrid’s new signing was a no-hoper when he first joined Spurs.

# myth - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Debunked: Does reading in low light or staring at a screen damage your eyesight?

“Turn off that feckin’ laptop and go to sleep, Séan, your eyes will fall out of your head by the time you’re thirty” can now be swiftly met with “Eh, Mam, about that…”.

# myth - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Debunked: Does sugar make children hyperactive?

Although we are quick to lay the blame on fizzy pop and chocolate, studies show that they might not have anything to do with hyperactivity.

# myth - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Debunked: Is a rat never more than a few metres away?

That would mean there could be one right at the foot of your bed, but is this actually the case?

# myth - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Report: it's everyone for themselves on sinking ships

Men are more likely to survive sinking ships than women and children – and captains are more likely to make it than their passengers, according to new research.

# myth - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Was King Arthur an Irishman?

New book claims it has strong evidence to ground the Arthurian legend in a real-life high king of Ireland.

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