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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_wives%27_tale

Old wives' tale is an epithet used to indicate that a supposed truth is actually a superstition or ... This usage stems from Old English wif (woman) and is akin to the German Weib, also meaning "woman". This sense of ... Fairy tales by Basile, Perrault, and the Grimms have their roots in the oral tradition of women. These male ...

www.rd.com/health/wellness/popular-old-wives-tales-fiction-or-fact

We've got the answers that debunk (or defend) common old wives' tales. ... ( Actually, the original saying was 'feed a cold, stave a fever,' stave meaning to prevent.) ... In fact, there's some evidence to suggest that hot peppers, which contain a ...

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A collection of superstitions, beliefs, and old wives tales from various cultures and eras. Includes ... old wives tales, folklore, bizarre beliefs, taboos ... Dreams : Meanings & Superstitions .... Cows lifting their tails is a sure sign that rain is coming.

www.whimsy.org.uk/superstitions.html

Source: Old Wives Tales. Cats are looked upon as an infallible weather forecaster: if one sneezes then rain is on the way; a cat sitting with its back to the fire ...

www.writers-free-reference.com/13wivestales.htm

There are a lot of old wives tales about cemetery's and the dead, but one of the most persistent is the old wives tale that says you must hold your breath when ...

www.kidspot.com.au/health/galleries/health-galleries/12-old-wives-tales-that-are-actually-true

Those old wives' tales your grandmother used to tell you aren't actually all that far ... Turns out those old wives weren't just nagging … they were actually spot on.

kidshealth.org/en/parents/old-wives-tales.html

Why do we cling to old wives' tales when we live in a world rich with medical expertise? While most are harmless, at least one is dangerous. Find out which are ...

www.bustle.com/articles/92545-7-old-wives-tales-that-are-actually-scientifically-proven

Jun 24, 2015 ... "Herbals," or catalogs of plants describing their medical uses, have been in use for centuries in ... A Long Labor Possibly Does Mean A Boy ... But one old wives' tale about birth apparently holds true: A baby who causes a long ...

lifehacker.com/the-truths-behind-eight-common-old-wives-tales-1645655773

Oct 13, 2014 ... Here is a collection of some of the most popular "Old Wives' Tales" ... Meaning more people who did not crack their knuckles had osteoarthritis.

listverse.com/2013/03/04/10-old-wives-tales-that-are-true

Mar 4, 2013 ... Most old wives' tales are just that: tales. ... We all have that friend who won't shut up about their 'awesome' gaydar, even though in 2013 we all ...