"Some ideas never die, no matter how little fact they’re based in. Popular misconceptions can be fairly harmless, like the belief that it’s dangerous to wake a sleepwalker ..."
Ever heard of this? Ever found some popular belief that tells you not to try something or follow some path based on "scientific" data that shows a guy or a woman of a certain age cannot do certain things?
I think the best I heard was related with being left or right brained, but this article actually cleared the myth for me (which I couldn't quite believe in anyway, but needed some backup support for the idea).