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by Thomas Craughwell

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Author:
Thomas Craughwell
ISBN13:
978-0767921886
ISBN:
0767921887
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Publisher:
Broadway (March 28, 2006)
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Social Sciences
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Thomas Craughwell has spent a large portion of his life in the thrall of folklore and apocrypha. Taking a natural step from his urban legend expertise, he examines the ''common wisdom'' that moms everywhere pass along as truth to see if it is valid or if it should be ignored.

Thomas Craughwell has spent a large portion of his life in the thrall of folklore and apocrypha.

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The Truth Behind Old Wives' Tales. Craughwell. With this book you can prove as the book proves through its own evidence that the ridiculous old wives tale is not true, such as Water Goes Down the Drain in Difference Directions Depending on Which Hemisphere Your In (probably because Lisa on the Simpsons said it was so, so therefore to them it has to be) and Swimmers Should Wait an Hour. After Eating Before Going Into the Water. Old Wives Tales is an excellent little book to have on hand to educate yourself and others.

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Thomas Craughwell has spent a large portion of his life in the thrall of folklore and apocrypha. Taking a natural step from his urban legend expertise, he examines the "common wisdom" that moms everywhere pass along as truth to see if it is valid or if it should be ignored. Citing legitimate studies and scientific research, Craughwell identifies the useful and helpful, and offers enlightening theories on why these myths emerged in the first place–and where they went right or wrong. In many cases, you'll find the old wives were right on the money, even if their reasoning was half-baked.Whimsically illustrated throughout, this entertaining and educational guide allows you to make informed decisions, whether it is slurping chicken soup to help a cold (it works), waiting for an hour after eating before swimming (not necessary), believing that a dog's tongue is cleaner than a human's (not true, yuck), or walking under a ladder (dangerous).Mom always said...1. Big feet—big "down below."2. A woman carrying her baby high will have a girl.3. Chicken soup helps you get over a cold.Craughwell's verdict...1. False. Guys with double-digit shoe sizes should stop bragging.2. False. Knit a pair of blue booties, too, just in case....3. True. Jewish grandmothers were right all along.
  • very funny, and interesting.

  • This is an excellent little reference book on high quality paper, excellently laid out that proves a substantial number of old wives tales are pure fiction. It also verifies a significantly smaller number although you would obviously have worked most of these true ones out as they are just common sense such as It's Unhealthy to Hold Back a Sneeze and Listening to Loud Music Causes Deafness.

    Again a lot of the wives tales proven to be false and this you would have already worked out through common sense but there are a few proven false that are surprising such as Reading in Dim Light Will Dim Your Eyes, Wet Hair Will Increase Your Chance of a Catching a Cold. As again is the case with tales proven true such as baby snakes are more poisonous than adults.

    This book is also good for proving to those, and everyone comes across these people, work colleagues, friends or relatives who insist something is fact which common sense says is not true. With this book you can prove as the book proves through its own evidence that the ridiculous old wives tale is not true, such as Water Goes Down the Drain in Difference Directions Depending on Which Hemisphere Your In (probably because Lisa on the Simpsons said it was so, so therefore to them it has to be) and Swimmers Should Wait an Hour After Eating Before Going Into the Water.

    Old Wives Tales is an excellent little book to have on hand to educate yourself and others.

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