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Can you tell if the following statements are common science myths or science facts? 
The Great Wall of China is the only man made structure visible from space.
Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
Planes have their nose pointing downwards while landing.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but these are some common misconceptions that have gained traction over time. It's high time to put an end to such science myths and misunderstandings, that have been passed down over the ages.

In each episode of this weekly podcast, our host, Samarth Chitta, takes on one of the most widely held myths and uses science facts to debunk any long-standing misconceptions. Explained in the simplest terms possible, you will get to understand the issues at hand from various perspectives and follow the host's logic.

Let's take a look at some of the most common science myths and explain why they're false using scientific proof. Bust some myth folks!

Samarth's Introduction:

Samarth Chitta is a 9-year-old podcaster and author from Bengaluru, India. One of the few child podcasters from India, he started his journey through a Good News show on Youtube when he was 3 years old. His first book The Talking Walking Tree was published in 2019 and his second book is due for release by August 2021. He loves traveling, playing with his pet Yuki, building structures on Minecraft, and spending time with his grandparents. His favorite place is the swing on a jackfruit tree outside his house.

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Chewing gum or bubble gum is a very popular candy amongst children and adults. Think of all the times when you were told that swallowing gum is not good for you. What happens to the gum if we accidentally swallow it? Does it stay in your stomach for 7 years as is commonly told? And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Olympics are one of the greatest sporting events in the world and the opening ceremony is one of the most-watched around the world. The Olympic flame is lit by a renowned athlete from the host country and the torch-carrying the flame is carried through a relay. What happens to the flame once the games are over? Does it stay lit till the next Olympics? And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It is always exciting to welcome a new year. The date that usually comes to our mind when we think of a New Year is Jan 1st. But, what if the New Year began in Feb, March or even September and was called something totally different? Do you think this is true? And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cotton buds/swabs/Q tips are one of the most commonly found items in our homes. They are used for various purposes -from makeup removal to cleaning our ears. What do doctors have to say about this? Is it really safe to do this? And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Have you ever accidentally swallowed a watermelon seed? It is commonly said that if we swallow a watermelon seed, then it can grow into a watermelon inside our stomach. But is this true? And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dracula is one of the most popular spooky characters of all time. There are numerous television shows and movies based on this character. Come Halloween, Dracula also becomes a favorite character for people to dress up as. Was Dracula a real person or was he fictional? And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
America is one of the largest continents on earth and we all know of North and South America. But, what and where is Latin America located? Are South America and Latin America the same?  And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Have you ever burst out into laughter when tickled? Most of us have a sensitive part in our body where we feel the most tickled. What happens when you try to tickle yourself? Find out if it works and the reasons behind it. And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Did you know that a camel can survive for 7 days without water!? Some camels such as Bactrian camels have 2 humps and can survive for almost 7 months without water. Many people believe it is because the camels store water in their humps, but is this really true?  And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are Bananas Fruits?

Are Bananas Fruits?

2021-07-2404:36

What are the most common fruits that you can think of? Apple, mango, banana? Scientifically, bananas are not fruits. Do you want to know why? And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are Bats Blind?

Are Bats Blind?

2021-07-1703:57

Think of a creature that makes an appearance mostly in the night, one that is known for sleeping upside down and staying up all night- Bats. It is commonly believed that bats are blind. But, is it true?  And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What color is the sun?

What color is the sun?

2021-07-0805:08

We generally draw the sun in yellow, orange or red in colour but what really is the color of the sun? We all have different opinions on this but scientifically, the Sun is all colors blended that seem white to our eyes. Did you know that?   Science Fact: When we gaze at the sun with our naked eyes, we see yellow rays with a white center. When we see the Sun at sunrise or sunset, it is lower in the sky and may appear yellow, orange, or red. However, this is only because its short-wavelength colors (green, blue, and violet) are scattered by the Earth's atmosphere, whereas its longer wavelength colors penetrate through the dense atmosphere and are visible to the eyes. Our eyes can detect only a small amount of this energy, that portion we call "visible light."   Listen to this episode and understand the entire phenomenon more vividly. And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   https://www.facebook.com/chimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Do vaccinations make you sick?   Most of us must have received vaccinations when we were kids as these are supposed to protect us from some deadly diseases. Vaccinations use our body's natural defense system to specific diseases and make our immune system stronger. Some people believe that vaccinations make a person sick. And with the development of the Covid-19 vaccine, this myth is now spreading even faster. But is this true?   Science Facts: Vaccines contains killed and weakened forms of germs but it does not cause the disease or put us at risk of getting it. Often right after you are vaccinated, fever, fatigue, body ache are some common side-effects observed for 2-3 days. But one must wear a mask and maintain all effective protocols even after they are vaccinated. Vaccination just reduces the risk of getting infected.  And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   https://www.facebook.com/chimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Do planes land with their nose pointing downwards? Well, let's find out the facts in this episode.   The nose of an airplane is like the tip of an arrow, that determines where the plane goes. In fact, keeping the nose in the right direction and position is vital to the aircraft's overall performance. The nose-up posture helps the plane to land on the runway more smoothly and minimizes the risk of the nose wheel making the first contact with the ground. Hence in reality, the nose of the plane is pointing upwards when it lands.   Listen to the complete episode to know more about pointed-nose aircraft and rounded-nose aircraft. And don't forget to subscribe to Mythbusters podcast on your favorite streaming app to ensure you are promptly notified whenever a new episode is rolled out. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   https://www.facebook.com/chimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
“Lightning never strikes the same place twice” is a common phrase you’ve probably heard before. For a long time, lightning was also considered as a flash of supernatural origins - the great weapon of the gods. But scientifically, are these just myths, or is there some truth in these? Clouds are composed of water droplets and ice crystals. Cool air has ice crystals while warm air has water droplets. During a storm, the droplets and crystals collide and drift away in the air forming static electricity. This results in the release of electric energy. Lightning takes about only 30 milliseconds to reach Earth and right after it strikes, it resonates in rapid succession. So, in this short period, several strikes can occur at the same location.   Listen to the complete episode to know about the places that receive the most and the least amount of lightning strikes per year and also why we don't feel it in the airplanes and high-rise buildings. https://kidacity.club/ https://chimesradio.com   http://onelink.to/8uzr4g   https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/   https://www.facebook.com/chimesradio/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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