7 Myths You Believe Because of TV and Movies

Chloroform Knocks People Out Instantly 1 of 8

Chloroform is a favorite tool of movie spies and villains to incapacitate their enemy without killing them. Just by holding a rag soaked in the chemical up to a person's face, they pass out for hours. In reality, it takes about five straight minutes of inhaling chloroform to knock somebody out. Even then, they must receive a constant dose to stay asleep and will suffocate unless their head is propped up.