Myth #1: Slightly pink pork will make you sick and kill you.
Reality: We're not saying you should go hog wild on pork sashimi, but trichnosis is largely a thing of the past, due to changes in pig feeding techniques. A temperature of 137-141F would be sufficient to kill off the larvae that cause the disease, but a pork roast cooked to a 160F internal temperature will still have a slightly pink center. It's safe to pig out.
Myth #8: A potato will soak up excess salt in a soup or stew.
Reality: The potato will draw in some liquid, but it won't specifically attract salt or do much to counteract the flavor. Your best bet is to add more liquid, some sugar or an acid like vinegar to balance the brine.
I seem to recall more than one thread that would call this "Reality" BUSTED.