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Touching a toad will give you warts.

The Tale: Wrap Up Warm to Stave Off a Cold

The Tale: Swimming Within an Hour of Eating Will Give You Cramps..

The Tale: Shaving Your Legs Makes the Hair Grow in Thicker and Coarser..

The Tale: Heartburn during pregnancy means a hairy baby..

The Tale: Eat your crust – it’s good for you and will give you curly hair.

The Tale: Don’t drink the water that comes out of the hot tap

The Tale: Draino can help determine the gender of your unborn child

The Tale: Seizures are brought on by a full moon

  • jim carella's

    Specifically, phase of the moon. The majority of my seizures happen during a NEW MOON; a FULL MOON is the second most frequent phase, in my case.

To help with the guessing, Wrote out a bunch of old wives tales about predicting baby's gender. Put the boy answer in blue & the girl answer in pink and then circled the one that was true for mommy 2 be. Clearly these are not accurate. :)

Old Wives Tales for Homemakers

Have heard a few of these "old wives tales". They are old wife facts by the way! The coffee bean one saved us a serious cleaning bill last year when we moved in to a chain smokers house. We had a friend bring over a full can of ground coffee and put bowls of it everywhere! Worked amazingly!

Whether you have a head cold, an upset stomach, or an itchy rash, fast (cheap!) relief may be sitting on your kitchen shelf. True, some home remedies are simply old wives' tales, but others have stuck around for generations because they actually work, says Philip Hagen, M.D., preventive medicine specialist at the Mayo Clinic. Try grabbing one of these healing ingredients to ease that minor ailment.

what (great) grandma knew... there's something to be said for "old wives tales"