I do love it when scientists prove wrong myths, particularly myths that support particular assertions that people like to lecture others on, and today three well know myths were debunked.
Firstly, there is no medical reason why drinking 6 to 8 drinks a day is of any value to you, indeed so long as you are not dehydrated, there is no medical reason at all and certainly no benefit in drinking this amount of fluid. The only thing that will happen is that you will go to the toilet more, flush the toilet more, and pay more for your water bills.
The second myth is that caffeine is bad for you. So called experts like to lecture us on the harm that caffeine does, but it has now been scientifically proven that caffeine actually gives some protection against Alzheimer's disease.
The third myth that has been blown apart today is the climate change sceptics final retreat with their argument that 'global warming has nothing to do with human activity, it is all down to sun spots and a change in the sun's activity' being shown to have absolutely no scientific credibility.
Now if scientists could actually prove that Gordon Brown has a sense of humour too, it really would be a momentous day.