Myths You Believe Because of TV and Movies

 

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e all see a lot of movies and we believe some points  without knowing its true fact, here are some Myths You Believe Because of TV and Movies  till this age.

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YOU HAVE TO WAIT 24 HOURS TO FILE A MISSING PERSONS REPORT

For some reason, TV and movies keep telling us that a person has to be missing for 24 hours before the police will file a report. In the real world, police actually consider the first 24-48 hours of any case as the most important. There’s a much higher chance that the missing person can be tracked down in this time period. Police always take action for missing children, but adults often disappear on purpose so those cases are usually taken less seriously. [/tie_slide]

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SILENCERS MAKE GUNS NEARLY SILENT

Movies and TV shows have convinced us that a “silenced” gun makes a quiet whistling noise when it fires. The truth is that it still sounds like a gunshot, but the volume is slightly lower and it sounds more like a pop than a bang. It makes a lot of sense when you know that silencers are actually called “supressors” by real gun owners. They are mainly used to protect the hearing of the owner while firing, not make them silent. [/tie_slide]

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CARS ALWAYS EXPLODE

Almost ever single action movie ever made features a scene where a car explodes into a giant fireball. Real-life cars are designed with safety as a top priority and can withstand just about any reasonable impact. In the very worst crashes, a car might catch on fire, but almost never explodes. “Mythbusters” even proved that shooting the gas tank with a bullet under the perfect circumstances won’t make it explode. [/tie_slide]
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TRACING A PHONE CALL TAKES MINUTES

Many years ago, the phone system was not computerized and relied on switchboards to connect calls. It would take the police a few minutes to determine where the call was routed from, which was often depicted on screen. The problem is that movies and TV shows still act like this is a thing. In modern times, a location is attached to a phone call the instant that it connects, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a cell phone or landline. Whether you hang up after 10 seconds or 10 minutes, the police can find you. [/tie_slide]

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LOCKS ARE EASILY DESTROYED BY SHOOTING THEM

You’ve been lead to believe that as long as you have a gun, you can break through any lock by shooting it. In the real world, bullets don’t just work like magic keys. Shooting a lock from point blank range would send out shrapnel that would likely injure the shooter. In addition, most handguns don’t fire a large enough bullet and don’t have enough power to bust through a metal lock. That’s why police use a high-powered shotgun to breach doors, and even then they don’t shoot locks directly. [/tie_slide]

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DEFIBRILLATORS BRING PEOPLE BACK TO LIFE

The defibrillator is a staple of medical drama shows. The patient flatlines, so the doctors grab the the metal paddles, says “clear”, and then miraculously shocks the victim back to life. If this has always seemed to good to be true, that’s because defibrillators don’t really work this way. The electrical shock that this useful tool provides is delivered to someone starting to go into cardiac arrest, not after their heart stops. The shock is just meant to reset the heart to a normal rhythm. [/tie_slide]

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CHLOROFORM KNOCKS PEOPLE OUT INSTANTLY

Chloroform is a favorite tool of movie spies and villains to incapacitate their enemy without killing them. Just by holding a rag soaked in the chemical up to a person’s face, they pass out for hours. In reality, it takes about five straight minutes of inhaling chloroform to knock somebody out. Even then, they must receive a constant dose to stay asleep and will suffocate unless their head is propped up.[/tie_slide]
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