6 Stupid Things You Always Believe Are True, Thanks To Movies

We can’t blame filmmakers for making movies more overdramatized. If the movies they handled were too realistic, there wouldn't be anything special to watch. And the movie-watching experience, as a result, will be truly bad. The movies are more adventurous and worth watching when directors make some details more complicated in their movies. And no one can deny that it really works. Many people's hearts may skip a heartbeat when following the main character's journey.
However, things that are overdramatized in movies will become true someday because we watch these details from one movie to another movie. And over the years, many people actually think that’s how the world works. In some cases, it turned into misunderstanding and fear when we repeatedly watch them. Below are 6 ordinary things we grew up fearing but don’t work as they seem. Keep scrolling down and check them out!

#1 Lasers

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Unlike popular belief, lasers can't cut through a human, like a knife cuts butter. To do this, the laser should be focused on a specific point, and the object needs to be immobile. Moreover, most security lasers only detect movement and sometimes are even invisible.

#2 Quicksand

Stupid Things Source: © Escape Room: Tournament of Champions / Columbia Pictures© Pierce Martin / Wikimedia Commons© CC BY 2.0

No one can get totally swallowed up by the quicksand. If you unluckily get into it, the deepest level you can reach is up to your waist. So, it's really easy to escape when you touch the bottom of the pit. You may appreciate the differences in your body's density and the quicksand.

#3 Piranhas

Source: © Piranha 3D / Atmosphere Entertainment© Dennis Jarvis / Wikimedia Commons© CC BY-SA 2.0

In fact, piranhas are pretty friendly, and no, they don't hide desperately waiting for a human to step into the water. They mainly feed on seaweed, seeds, and other plants, Sometimes, they eat the meat of animals and attack small fish. Even when they attacked us, the injuries would be minor.

#4 Air conditioning ducts

Stupid Things Source: CAP/RFS/Capital Pictures/East News

It's still possible to crawl through vents, but it's not easy as it seems. You'll most likely find a lot of dust and debris and weak sections that could make you fall through. And you can't do it silently- you will get caught for sure.

#5 Plummeting elevators

Stupid Things Source: © Devil / Media Rights Capital

You have to know that all elevators have thick and durable cables and each of them can hold more than the weight of the car. There are also many safety brakes. Even when (which is rarely) the elevator started plummeting, it would not be a free fall anyway, because friction from the rails and the pressure from the air underneath will stop the fall down.

#6 Chloroform

Stupid Things Source: © Hotcore

Generally, you can’t just go up to someone, shove a tissue in their face, and hope the person immediately falls asleep. Chloroform never works like that. In fact, the effect of chloroform will occur after 5 minutes of deliberate and deep inhalation. Of course, movies make it faster because they can’t waste those precious 5 minutes.
Which ones have you seen in real life? What things in movies always make you misunderstand?
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