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Do you know any old wives' tales?

  1. Swope profile image61
    Swopeposted 4 years ago

    Do you know any old wives' tales?

  2. Theophanes profile image98
    Theophanesposted 4 years ago

    Plenty - Cats will suck the life out of and/or smother a newborn baby. Mice can be kept away by planting mint around your house. Touching a toad will give you warts. Opening a black umbrella in the house is bad luck. Stepping under a ladder/crossing a black cat is bad luck. Hanging baby booties on your bed will guarantee fertility. There's a TON of these about determining the sex of a baby before it's born. People are superstitious and uninformed. That's where most of this hogwash comes from....

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    Some people will tell you this is true, but I think it's a wives tale. Popping your knuckles will give you arthritis. I think some of the tales are just things people made up to scare kids into not doing something annoying.

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    cjaroszposted 4 years ago

    If you get into water directly after you eat, you will get sick
    ( Truth, if you completely stuff yourself and then get into water)