flushdepot: "Stop that Junior! You're going to go blind!""Gee Mom, can't I do it 'til i need glasses?"
bjmidkiff2: I spent two years in Eastern Europe and heard some whoppers.1. The open window of a vehicle will make you sick because of wind passing across your face. Riding on a motorcycle? No problem.2. If a woman sits on bare concrete, no matter the season, her ovaries will be damaged. Yup, they really said this.3. Beer is not alcohol. This is TRUE.4. Homemade alcohol is safer than store-bought. I have no memory of drinking store-bought and getting sick, so it must be true.5. Sleeping on a sofa bed that has a beam running down the center is good for your back. The pillow-top beds sold in expensive stores will give you arthritis.6. Washing coins as regular currency devalues them, because it removes their "history" (as in germs and dirt).7. Drinking cold water will make you sick, and cold beer is good for curing a sore throat.I spent months trying to convince the students I taught that all of these were bs, but it was hopeless.
Lunaville: My husband is from up North and he hates it, but the kids like black-eyed peas and love sweet potatoes. They do try to get out of eating the collards. They would utterly replace their green vegetables with Doritos if I let them get away with it.
Lunaville: Old wives tales I remember from childhood:Wash your clothes on a holiday; wash someone out of your family.The Christmas tree must come down before January one or all occupants of the household will have bad luck for a year.Never hunt wearing a hat that has been on the bed that day.Be generous to others on your honeymoon; stinginess on the honeymoon brings bad luck to the marriage.If you make fun of a disabled child, you will have a child with a similar disability.January one requires the following meal: Collard greens, for wealth; black-eyed peas, for luck; sweet potatoes, for health.We also had chicken soup for colds, ginger ale for stomach aches, and clear liquor (think vodka) for coughs. Everything else was treated with vinegar and/or honey. It is a miracle we didn't die.I never give my children alcohol or any medication with alcohol in it. I use chicken soup and ginger ale, but they also go to the doctor. We follow two of the old wives' tales I've listed above. I make sure the Christmas tree is down before the first of the new year and I serve the traditional New Years' Day meal. My husband is from up North and he hates it, but the kids like black-eyed peas and love sweet potatoes. They do try to get out of eating the collards. They would utterly replace their green vegetables with Doritos if I let them get away with it.
aerojockey: Lunaville: My husband is from up North and he hates it, but the kids like black-eyed peas and love sweet potatoes. They do try to get out of eating the collards. They would utterly replace their green vegetables with Doritos if I let them get away with it.Try chard instead of collard greens. I'm a pretty big fan of greens but collard greens taste disgusting.
cptjeff: ... The chicken soup has no particular medical value ...
Mstreemn: children's hot toddy:honey (for kid's 3 and older only due to botulism bacteria risk)orange juice (lemon juice)hot water or red or lemon zinger teathe great thing about this is you can give it to them all day long. Snuggle them up on the couch in a warm blanket, hand them the remote and let them watch tv. I give them some (children's) Mucinex and (children's ) Tylenol tablets to take with it too. That is probably the only really effective medicines in most OTC drugs anyway./adult hot toddy add a good dash of vodka...take aspirin instead of tylenol// I add enough vodka to the hubby's so he takes a nap when he's sick. It's good for everyone!///as kids we used to get hot toddy's and Blackberry brandy for earaches, sore throat's and colds: knocked us all right out
Corn_Fed: Sadly, Mythbusters fails on most counts. It does not feature good science, or proper experimentation. Anyone who draws conclusions from the ridiculously small sample sizes, and insufficient controls for variables, is only fooling themselves.
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