12 Myths You Probably Believe, Thanks To The Movies

Before the Internet, people learned science from the big screen, and over the years we’ve all learned a lot of ‘useful’ things from Hollywood. For example, how to pilot a spaceship through an asteroid belt, or how to pull out the pin of a grenade with your teeth, Rambo-style. But if you really start to delve into what most movies get wrong, you’ll find out the answer is everything. Even the stuff that looks fairly authentic.

Tracing a call in mere seconds to find the bad guy? Better make that one hour. Shooting a lock to open a door. Nope, that’s not going to work in the real world either. [Continue reading below…]