Silly myths that you believe because of the movie
In the credits of films and TV series should write "Any resemblance to real life is random" and "do not try this at home." Because sometimes they show a remarkable nonsense!
1. Using a defibrillator can not be started to stop the heart
In Hollywood films in order to revive the man with the heart stopped, enough to shout: "We're losing him!" And pressed against the chest (not his) defibrillator. In reality it does not work, and if the heart has stopped beating, then using the defibrillator it will only burn.
But you have to completely disillusioned with defibrillators, say that they are very useful when your heart rate fails, and the ventricles begin to contract at the same time. Defibrillator helps "to reboot the system."
2. Chloroform is not able to cut down a man for a long time
Stories about criminals, neutralizing the victims of chloroform, there are just as much a tradition of using this drug in medicine. In reality, there is no documented evidence that it ever used to disable a person. And you know why? Because it does not work!
To chloroform to work, you need to inhale the vapors for at least five minutes, and when your hypothetical victim to faint, it does not mean that it can be connected, to throw in the trunk and forget for a few hours. Firstly, that the action of chloroform was going on, it is necessary to continue to inhale. And secondly, you have to make sure that the victim has not sunk into the throat and tongue, he choked, and for this it is necessary to carefully hold it under the chin all the time. And by the way, in the film did not show, but the inhalation of chloroform often causes vomiting. In short, a confusion with the chloroform!
3. The police can not trace the call immediately
The police films often have to conduct long conversations with the offender (hang up! - No, you're the first one) to determine its location. In fact, to determine the caller's location can be, if the phone is turned on GPS (but even if it is not included, it is still possible). But the so-called triangulation takes about half an hour (and the definition of the phone's location with respect to the base stations will be quite rough).
4. Legal Medicine can answer all the questions
If you ever watched TV shows like "Law & Order" or any other shot in the last three decades, did you see how important forensic examination. But in practice, despite the fact that it provides a lot of facts that help the investigators themselves crime she did not disclose.
In addition, the crime scene are usually inundated with DNA material, not only of the crime, but also passers-by. And even if the police find DNA that is guaranteed sacrament belongs to the person, not easy to find on it the owner. And even if the samples were in the police base, processing, preparation and writing of reports will take at least a month.
5. You do not need to wait to declare the missing person
In the movies and on TV shows police often he says, as if to start looking for the person must pass 24 hours from the time of his disappearance. In fact, you do not need to wait to apply. The only condition: you must be a close relative of the lost. If it's a missing person is often the first 24 hours - the most important in the search for, especially when it comes to missing children. Of course, if there is not an adult and there is no reason to believe that he is in danger, the police are not obliged to take urgent measures. So what if she's late on a date to you for half an hour, call the police station did not help.
6. A drowning man does so quietly
The films are usually buried a loud call for help and waving their hands. In ordinary life, everything happens not with the special effects. In fact, a person can not cry, because the air in the lungs need him to breathe, and the time that it is above the water is not enough to exhale, inhale, and also to call for help, and his hands he uses to stay above water. Moreover, all the movements are instinctive drowning, and he is incapable of meaningful action - for example, go to the shore or to grab hold of something.