Old Wives Tales... Whats the best you have heard? Fact or Crap?

Australia
January 12, 2007 8:54pm CST
I have heard so many different 'Old Wives Tales' and i sometimes wonder which are Fact or just plain Crap... Like, If you eat all of your crusts your hair will go curly... you know tales like that.. So i would like to ask you if you know of any 'Old Wives Tales' and whether you think they are Fact or Crap ... Whats the Best 'Old Wives Tale' you have heard?
4 responses
@mangrove (122)
• Australia
13 Jan 07
if you cry on your birthday you will make it rain TRUE if you stab the ground with a stainless steel knife it will stop the rain [CRY AWAY]
• Australia
13 Jan 07
Aww i cried on my birthday and it didnt rain...thank god it was a party outside :P Havent heard the other one before though. Thanks for responding :)
• Canada
13 Jan 07
I heard the opposite of crazynurse's: carry high is a girl, carrying low is a boy (which in my case happened to be true). I also heard if you put your wedding ring on a string and hold it over a pregnant belly, if it starts swinging back and forth, it's a boy, if it swings in a circle it's a girl.
• Australia
13 Jan 07
Yes i have heard the pregnancy one about carrying high or low ect all though while i was pregnant i beleived it to be nonsense lol.. so i didnt take to much notice, maybe i should have ..but yes is it true if you hold your wedding ring like that over your belly it can determine that..do you know of anyone that it has happened for ?
@mangrove (122)
• Australia
13 Jan 07
if the wind changes direction whilst makeing a funny face you will stay like that.. I BELIEVE THIS IS A FACT BUT I'M NOT PREPAIRED TO TEST IT
• Australia
13 Jan 07
No no no no no its not fact lol... my mum you to say that all the time to me when i was a kid... so i would purposely pull a face and hold it just to see what would happen... not a darn thing LOL :P
@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I hear many each day in my line of work (nursing). Some that I hear most often are: When a pregnant woman craves sweets it means she will have a girl. When a pregnant woman carries high, it means the baby will be a boy and if she carries low it will be a girl. Its bad luck to cut your fingernails on Friday. I feel that most of these are a bunch of bunk! I have personally seen all of the pregnancy related wives tales proven wrong on numerous occassions!
• Australia
13 Jan 07
Yes i have heard the first two you mentioned, i remember when i was pregnant those tales being told to me :) hmm but i will have to remember not cut the finger nails on a Friday! LOL Thanks so much for responding hope you have an awesome day :)