What old "Wives tales" do you recall growing up or even currantly that you hear?

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Offline Karen W.

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Like if you "stick your tongue out like that your face will freeze" or

"eating and going in the water causes cramps!"

Tell me some you know?


"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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"If you pull that face and the wind changes it'll stay like it"

"Sitting on cold concrete will give you piles"

"Eat more than four pigeons and you'll die"

"Eat your crusts or you'll stay small"

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"Stop that or you'll go blind."

"Don't go near that swan's nest, if it hits you with its wing it'll break your leg."

"We've put some poison on your fingers" (to stop me biting my nails).

"Don't go near that pond, it's bottomless."

To parents: "Have you had sexual relations?"...long pause..."Yes". Me: "Can I meet them?"

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Child: Daddy where do I come from?
Dad: (goes into long explanation about birds and bees and how mummies and daddies have specials hugs and what not.)
Chold: Oh well thats very interesting, but my new friend John comes from Birmingham.
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.

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Don't sit on heated radiators or you'll get piles.

If you have a black cat then it is bad luck.
(not for me but it got run over).

Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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"Step on a crack and you break your mothers back"

"Break a mirror seven years bad luck"

"Open an umbrella inside and ten years bad luck"

"sing at the table, you"ll cry before bed"

"Crossing 1 finger is good luck, but crossing both at the same time is bad luck!"

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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Break a mirror and you'll have 7 years bad luck.

Don't stay too long in the bath or shower or you will shrivel away and then go down the plughole. (drain).

Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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Eat your crusts it will make your hair curl.

Don't put new shoes on a table it will bring bad luck.
Don't walk under a ladder.
Take out a mortgage with Northern Rock

If we get in power we "things can only get better"

Eat your carrots to help you see in the dark

Death is Natures way of saying slow down

Science is continually evolving. Nothing is set in stone. Question everything and everyone. Always consider vested interests as a reason for miss-direction. But most of all explore and find answers that you are comfortable with

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If you sweep the dirt on your floor out of the door after sundown, you're sweeping a family out of your life forever.
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