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Old wives tales

I was just discussing feet with a co-worker and I mentioned that if your second toe is bigger than your first, it means you were royalty in a past life.  She had no clue what I was talking about.

Tell me the strangest old wives tales you have heard!

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  • I never heard royalty I heard if your second toe was longer you were going to be the "boss" in your household.  Def not true for me.
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  • When your palm itches, you're getting money. HA! I wish.
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    I was just discussing feet with a co-worker and I mentioned that if your second toe is bigger than your first, it means you were royalty in a past life.  She had no clue what I was talking about.

    Tell me the strangest old wives tales you have heard!

    I have heard that one!

    I've also heard the itchy palms one, but it goes further.  If one hand itches you're going to have to give money, and if the other hand itches you'll be receiving money.

    Which one is which? I think mine are backwards. I'm always giving, never getting.

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    I never heard royalty I heard if your second toe was longer you were going to be the "boss" in your household. Def not true for me.

    This.
    Except it IS true for me lol.
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    google tells me right hand=receiving money, left hand=giving money

    My hands are broken. It's always the other way around for me. Dumb hands. 

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  • DH does this thing that whenever you step on the back of someone's shoe, you have to lock pinky fingers.  He has always done this along with his brother and father.  I guess he said if you don't it causes problems between the two people.  I have always thought this was odd, but I always lock pinkies with him to avoid any bad juju. 
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  • Not OWT but still fun - Don't step on a crack or you'll break your mother's back.
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  • Always sit a bread loaf "right side up".
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  • Palm itches = you're coming into money. Foot itches = you're going to take a trip.

    And, Friday night's dream on Saturday told, will soon come true be it ever so bold.
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  • Throw a pinch of salt over your shoulder for luck.

    Roof of your mouth itches = kiss a fool.

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  • If the hem of your dress is turned up kiss it and you will get a new dress!
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    Carrots help your eyesight. That's DH's fav. debunked OWT.

    Whhhaaattt??? I thought beta carotene is good for eye sight! 

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    Experiencing hiccups means you're growing.

    If you sweat from your nose, it means you're evil.

    If you go out into the cold with wet hair, you catch a cold.

     

    Well this is crap. I ALWAYS got hiccups and I am super short. My mom always told me the hair one though. Also, if you eat the crusts on bread you'll get curly hair. 


      
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  • If you drop a fork on the floor it means you're going to get company.

    We always picked our feet up driving over railroad tracks.

    If your ears are ringing it means someone is talking about you.
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  • image ItsAllGravy7:
    Carrots help your eyesight. That's DH's fav. debunked OWT.

    Well *IF* you have a vitamin A deficiency, eating a food high in vitamins like a carrot could help that problem. There's a common misconception that if a deficiency causes a problem, then an excess should make it even better. I assume nutritionists don't spend much time debunking this kind of stuff because "Eh, you probably should eat more carrots either way. Whatever makes you eat a veggie, even if it's not quite true... it's all good."

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    Oh... "feed a cold, starve a fever". Got that advice like a month ago. Way to dehydrate a kid, not so much, thanks.

    This advice always makes me stabby and I can't believe how many people still buy into it. A body needs as good of a diet as possible when its sick to help it function properly and get better.

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    Always sit a bread loaf "right side up".

    Or what? lol

    If you see a penny, pick it up, and all day you'll have good luck. See a penny, leave it lay, and bad luck you'll have all day.

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