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snopes 10 December 2011 12:53 AM

8 Old Wives Tales that Are Actually True
Old wives' tales exist in every culture and are often so pervasive that we take them as the truth. Lately, science has shown that most are no more than legends, while surprisingly, others have turned out to be true. From tales to do with fertility to teeth to cranberries, learn some of the ones your mother taught you that you should be listening to!

LizzyBean 10 December 2011 02:08 AM

Yeah, I read this article yesterday and was rolling my eyes a bit. Some were right, some were wrong. I didn't notice, but did they mention anywhere?

Brad from Georgia 10 December 2011 04:06 PM

Somebody done dropped a corn cob in that there chicken soup!

erwins 10 December 2011 07:28 PM

Yeah, right off the bat it starts with repeating the myth that tryptophan in turkey makes you sleepy. (Among other things, spinach, halibut, and pork have more tryptophan, and chicken has about the same amount as turkey).

damian 10 December 2011 11:36 PM

Apparently the chemical in turkey only makes you sleepy on Thanksgiving, but not at any other time of the year.

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