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10 False Outdoor Myths You Grew Up Hearing

 

 

 

” You’ve probably heard some of these outdoor myths growing up. Here is the scoop on why they are false and how they may have come about.

  A lot of these myths passed around the campfire are often received with some doubt. But when these myths are touted as wisdom with numerous sayings dedicated to the false information, they can easily be believable.

  Check out the truth behind these outdoor myths you may have heard as a kid.”

 

Here is one example that we are all familiar with …

 

 

” 9. Birds blow up from rice

You may have been told not to feed rice to birds as the uncooked rice would swell and pop the bird’s insides. While this is not only false, some species of birds rely on rice to help fatten up during migration periods. The myth was purported by a newspaper column in 1996 and has stuck around since. “

 

 

And then there is the ever-present threat from Mom about eating and swimming … LOL

 

 

” 2. Swimming, eating, cramping, and drowning

Summertime as a kid meant going to the pool with a big lunch only to eat and be told you had to wait an hour before going in the water. Why? Because supposedly you would get cramps and drown. Luckily, this is not the case at all. It is hard to pin an origin for this myth, but some believe it came about because it was thought eating caused blood to flow to the stomach to aid digestion, so the limbs wouldn’t have enough blood to operate properly. “

 

 

Find out the truth about the other eight at Wide Open Spaces 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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” It’s a question that has been asked by many first-time anglers, and one that will be asked many more times in the future. Of course, different fishermen will have all sorts of different answers to this question, based on everything from personal preference to scientific study. Sunset is one of the most ideal times of day to fish. Here’s eight reasons why.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The  United States Of Hunting From Wide Open Spaces 

 

 

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” The infographic kicks things off with the Grandfather of American hunting, Teddy Roosevelt, and a great historic quote of his. From there, well, you know what an infographic is. Some of the numbers are pretty impressive: $10.4 billion in travel expenses? That’s pretty significant.

  Take a look at the rest of the facts and figures in the infographic, and be sure to click on the image for a larger, zoomable version.”

 

 

Thanks To Wide Open Spaces & Bass Pro Shops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever Heard A Deer Fart?

 

” Just some good ol’ potty humor from mother nature.

  No shame here, animals fart just like people do – we’re just not around to hear it usually! This video is currently going viral on the popular website Reddit. After watching, we think you’ll see, err, hear why.”

 

There are two videos of deer farting at the site . Click the link and decide for yourself which one is real and which one is fake .

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shooting 50: Top Twitter Accounts To Follow In The Firearm Industry

 

The Shooting 50: Top Twitter Accounts to Follow in the Firearm Industry

 

 

 

” The Shooting 50 is our list of the most influential Twitter profiles in the firearms industry.

  The list includes nonprofit organizations, firearms manufacturers, media, journalists, and shooting sports athletes. Their Twitter profiles help their users navigate the complex firearms industry through engaging and informative conversations.

  The majority of these movers and shakers will gather next week in Las Vegas for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show, January 13-14, 2014, the largest shooting, hunting and tactical trade show in the world. Wide Open Spaces will have boots on the ground at SHOT Show bringing you complete coverage of the latest and greatest firearms products.

  Throughout 2014, Wide Open Spaces will have similar lists of influential figures, organizations and companies in other outdoor sports industries, including hunting and fishing.

  So, without further ado, here’s The Shooting 50:

 

1. The National Rifle Association – @NRA “

 

 

See the rest at Wide Open Spaces