If you have long hair
and put your hair behind your ears, it would cause your ears to forever stick
out. [submitted by Beth Schafer, St.
In the cold of winter, if you
sat on the cold concrete you would get pleurisy.[submitted by Beth Schafer, St. Louis]
Wear clean underwear in
case you’re in an accident and have to go to the hospital. [submitted by Beth
Schafer, St. Louis]
Swimming less than an hour
after you eat causes cramps and leads to drowning.
Spicy food causes
Gum stays in your intestines for seven
Eating chocolate causes bad
acne. - In 1969, research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
found that chocolate doesn't worsen acne, and several subsequent studies have backed up that
Don't sit too close to the TV or you'll ruin
your eyesight! - The myth got its start in the late 1960s, when General Electric sold
television sets that emitted levels of radiation as much as 100,000 times more than what federal health
experts considered safe. To its credit, GE quickly recalled and repaired its hazardous TVs.These issues
are now a thing of past; modern TVs come with proper shielding to block radiation. Nowadays, the only
eye problems that televisions cause are strain and fatigue, both of which can be cured by simply
resting your eyes
Cows Lie Down When It's About to
Rain - How can you accurately predict if it's going to rain? Just check a cow pasture.
If all the cows are lying down, a rainstorm is coming or so this old wives' tale claims.
Cats Kill Babies by Sucking Away Their
Breath - While a cat could accidentally suffocate a sleeping baby by cozying up too
close to its face, experts agree it's highly unlikely a cat would smother an infant on purpose. Reports
of cat-caused infant deaths are scarce
Black Cats are bad
Placing Soap Under Your Sheets Will Prevent
Fidgety Legs - As strange as this tale sounds, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence to
back it up. Many people posting to online health forums swear by this home remedy, claiming that
unwrapped soap bars cured them of their nightly leg cramps. The soapy cure has gained such a following
that it was even brought up on the daytime talk show, "The Doctors," where Dr. Jim Sears conducted a
Twitter poll and 42 percent of his responders said they've successfully used soap to relieve nighttime
leg cramps. However, there is no scientific research that supports this treatment, as Dr. Sears himself
found when he reviewed the scientific literature.
Shaving Your Hair Causes It to Grow Back
Thicker and Coarser - If you shave your legs, underarms or any other part of your body,
it may appear that your hair grows back thicker and coarser. But it doesn't.
Gain a Child, Lose a Tooth -
This well-known tale asserts that for every child a woman has, she is bound to lose a tooth, mostly
because of how hormonal changes during pregnancy affect oral health. While there may not be a
one-to-one ratio between the number of children a woman has and the number of teeth she loses, studies
have actually found a link between pregnancy and dental issues.
An acorn at the window will keep lightning
Seeing an ambulance is very
unlucky unless you pinch your nose or hold your breath until you see a black or a brown
Spit on a new bat before using
it for the first time to make it lucky
It's bad luck to put a hat on a
Placing a bed facing north and
south brings misfortune.
13 is unlucky
If a bee enters your home, it's
a sign that you will soon have a visitor. If you kill the bee, you will have bad luck, or the visitor
will be unpleasant.
When a bell rings, a new angel
has received his wings.
A bird in the house is a sign
of a death.
If a clock which has not been working suddenly chimes, there will be a death in the
It's good luck to find a four-leaf
It's bad luck to pick up a coin
if it's tails side up. Good luck comes if it's heads up.
To drop a comb while you are
combing your hair is a sign of a coming disappointment.
Step on a crack Break your mother's
back. - Don't step on a crack on a sidewalk or walkway.
A cricket in the house brings
If your right ear itches, someone is speaking
well of you. If your left ear itches, someone is speaking ill of you.
Pulling out a gray or white
hair will cause ten more to grow in its place.
Ivy growing on a
house protects the inhabitants from witchcraft and evil.
It is bad luck to walk under a
It is bad luck to kill
If you catch a falling
leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all
mirror and you will receive 7 years of bad luck. - The mirror was once considered
to be divine and supernatural, and breaking the image was thought to violate its divinity. As a result,
the breaker would receive bad luck.
Wish upon a
Bad news comes in
threes. - There are a few theories behind this one. One ties to the holy trinity of
father, son, and holy ghost or spirit, with the notion that important things (good and bad) come in
threes. The second is that three establishes a pattern. Something happening once could be random, twice
could just be chance, but three times means something.
A horseshoe hung in the
bedroom will keep nightmares away.
Don't open an umbrella on the