11. What’s Up with the Brace Position Myth?
According to commercial aviation safety procedures, passengers are told to adopt a position to brace themselves for impact. Conspiracies about the position being a means of facilitating a quicker death have floated around for years, but experts say it’s a myth.
The position is meant to compact the body and protect vitals from injury. The position also facilitates force of a crash to channel into the chair in front of you, instead of through the body. If you don’t believe us, check out “MythBusters.”