It’s incredible just how much false information we are being fed by TV and cinema. Sometimes to make things more action-packed or adventurous, screenwriters tend to exaggerate things or even come up with facts that don’t exist. For instance, did you know that chloroform doesn’t actually make people unconscious in a blink of an eye, in real life it takes quite some time to cause any effect. Yet in the movies it’s one of the most common ways to kidnap someone! Some of these myths are relatively innocent, but others can even harm people. Here are 11 lies that movies made us believe.
Thousands of viewers believe that a stopped heart ca be revived with a defibrillator shock, but the reality is harsher than that. Once the heart stops beating, even a defibrillator can’t restart it.
It’s a popular misconception that chloroform can knock out a person for several hours in a raw. While this might be true to some extent, in reality chloroform doesn’t work half as fast as it is shown in the movies when people get kidnapped. Actually, it takes up to 5 minutes for it to take effect.
Have you ever tried to trace a phone call like they do it in the movies? Things always happen in a blink of an eye and the kidnapper or killer gets caught immediately. Think 1 minute is enough for police to trace a phone call? Not even close! In real life they will need at least one hour to do it.
Forensic process has always given us the illusion that all the juiciest things happen in the laboratories. CSI and Bones made us believe that this process can answer all questions ad even solve crimes, but in reality it just helps collect evidence and rarely gives such quick insights into the nature of the crime.