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(PennLive)   There are many old wives' tales with some fact and some fiction, how many of them are true?   ( pennlive.com) divider line
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2012-10-07 01:03:00 PM  
5 votes:
I had some old wife tail last night, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
2012-10-07 03:43:37 PM  
2 votes:
"Stop that Junior! You're going to go blind!"

"Gee Mom, can't I do it 'til i need glasses?"
2012-10-07 12:36:32 PM  
2 votes:
If only there were a show to test if myths are true...
2012-10-07 06:23:00 PM  
1 vote:
Dryer sheets deter wasps. Dryer sheets also deter elephants. See any elephants?
2012-10-07 06:01:57 PM  
1 vote:

flushdepot: "Stop that Junior! You're going to go blind!"

"Gee Mom, can't I do it 'til i need glasses?"

I'm over here,Pops
2012-10-07 06:01:36 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: "Grandma sang the praises of chicken soup, cod liver oil, carrots and an apple a day...."

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2012-10-07 03:25:34 PM  
1 vote:
If you flick a booger it'll always land on the back of someone wearing white.
2012-10-07 02:08:05 PM  
1 vote:
The problem with the ginger ale thing... Nobody seems to make a real ginger ale anymore. Even our beloved Vernors here in Michigan has turned into ginger-flavored pop, thick with HFCS and fake flavors. Chances are your "ginger ale" is about as "ginger" as Will Smith.
2012-10-07 01:17:47 PM  
1 vote:

SexOnTV: Is it actually unsafe to be in a pool during a lightning storm?

Of course not. Don't you know the water forms a makeshift Faraday cage around you? I know I read that on the internet somewhere...
2012-10-07 01:01:17 PM  
1 vote:
Well. if I trust anyone's input, it's certainly The Holy Spirit Health System's Dillsburg Family Health Center.
2012-10-07 01:00:32 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2012-10-07 12:52:12 PM  
1 vote:

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.

Put the f*ckin Mentos into the coke bottle and get out of the way.
2012-10-07 12:47:16 PM  
1 vote:

douchebag/hater: Sugar causes acne?

That's news to all the dermatologists out there saying that it's bacteria in nature.

yeah... bacteria feeding off the sugar oozing from your face.
2012-10-07 11:07:11 AM  
1 vote:
Oops, I was thinking of urban legends. English fail.
2012-10-07 11:06:01 AM  
1 vote:
Old wives' tails sound wrinkly.
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