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51 favourite facts you’ve always believed that are actually false

Napoleon wasn’t short? Bagpipes aren't Scottish? Bananas don’t grow on trees?

2. Don’t eat and swim
2. Don’t eat and swim
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This doesn’t increase the risk of cramps; alcohol is the biggest risk increaser. But a full stomach will make you short of breath.

A grumbly tummy can help you make better decisions or improve your sex life, but an empty stomach is not so helpful for shopping or exercise.



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