10 Movie Myths That Are Completely False

Do you love watching movies? I do. They’re entertaining, sad when I need them to be, funny when I need a pick-me-up, you know, all that good stuff.
I have to admit, though, that I have never really watched a movie and wondered how accurate any of the information was! To be honest, when I’m watching a movie, I am usually not thinking too much of anything at all.
But of course, it makes sense that a lot of what we see in the movies isn’t real and is only done that way for the sake of making the movie more interesting or epic.
Chloroform doesn’t immediately knock someone out.
In fact, it takes at least five minutes of inhaling for it to be effective, which means in the real world, using chloroform in this way would pretty much never work.

If a heart has stopped, a defibrillator cannot restart it.
This is because when someone flatlines, meaning their heart stops, there is no electrical impulse in the heart for the defibrillator to work with. So really, if someone has flatlined and you shock them with a defibrillator, all you’ll be doing is issuing some pretty gross burns to the heart.

It is pretty much impossible to shoot two guns at once.
I know it looks really cool, but it just can’t be done. The reason? Accuracy. The human brain just isn’t really equipped to do it, especially if you’re trying to target more than one thing at a time.

You can’t talk while skydiving.
The reason is pretty simple — it’s way too loud for you to be able to hear.

Asteroids are not always close together in an asteroid belt.
While an asteroid belt could have thousands and thousands of asteroids in it, they’re spread out over a large amount of space which would allow spacecraft to move through them easily.

Forensics doesn’t actually give all the answers to crimes.
While forensics is extremely important, it isn’t as magical as the movies make it seem. All forensic evidence can do is collect facts, which often take weeks to process and aren’t as make-or-break as TV makes them out to be. Fun fact: blood doesn’t actually glow blue under a UV light!

Silencers don’t make guns completely silent.
Silencers, also known as suppressors, don’t make guns anywhere near silent. The most that they do is suppress the noise that comes from a gun when it is fired. The silencer only suppresses the sound that is created by a pressure wave created by the rapidly propellant gases, but that is not the only place that sound from a gun comes from.

You don’t need to wait 24 hours to report a missing person.
Often in movies and TV shows, characters are told to wait 24 hours to report someone as missing, but that could not be further from the truth! Quite often, the first 24 hours are the most important in an abduction case, especially in the case of a child.

You can’t actually pull a grenade pin out with your teeth.
This one kind of makes sense. You wouldn’t want a grenade pin to be easily pulled because then it would likely happen a lot more by accident. The pins are made purposely hard to pull for this reason. It isn’t even suggested you do so with one hand.

Also, who has aim that’s that good?