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Old 10 December 2011, 01:53 AM
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Read This! 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!
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Old 10 December 2011, 03:08 AM
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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?
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Old 10 December 2011, 05:06 PM
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Somebody done dropped a corn cob in that there chicken soup!
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Old 10 December 2011, 08:28 PM
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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).
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Old 11 December 2011, 12:36 AM
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Apparently the chemical in turkey only makes you sleepy on Thanksgiving, but not at any other time of the year.
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