So I was looking through an app on my phone recently about “interesting facts”, which turned out to be factoids, and one of the factoids was that your earlobes line up with your nipples. Now, as you can imagine the first thing I tried to do was look down, and then to the left and right. My field of view and perception at first seemed to confirm this rather unique fact. It looked like my earlobes and nipples actually lined up perfectly. But then I investigated further.
Not wanting to confirm or deny a fact without first finding out if it was true or not, I quickly headed to my bedroom to look in a mirror without my shirt on. After several moments of self admiration I decided to start a quick experiment. I drew a virtual line down the mirror, which wasn’t all that definitive. So next thing to do was draw a physical line, while staying as still as possible an maintaining a true aspect of the alignment. Well guess what I discovered? It turns out that this factoid is a total fabrication. But then again, maybe I’m just a little weird and deformed. To prove something either true or false I had to replicate the results.