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We’ve heard it all.

From techniques to avoid getting sick to fast remedies when you do get sick, there are old wives’ tales for just about anything and everything we’re doing. You can’t just go through the entire course of pregnancy without your mum or grandmum or your elderly neighbour telling you what to eat, what to wear, and what to freaking say. Most of the time, they mean well, but you can also expect some clucks of disapproval when you choose to do stuff your own way.

Which is why a lot of people just follow old wives’ tales anyway, not taking time to understand whether they are based on truth or just a figment of our grandmothers’ collective imaginations.

Whether you follow them or not, I’m pretty sure you know a handful of old wives’ tales passed on from generation to generation.

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But do you know which of the popular old wives’ tales are facts and which are fibs? Let’s test your knowledge with this quiz!

Sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyesight.
Sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyesight.
Correct! Wrong!
Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight, red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.
Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight, red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.
Correct! Wrong!
Putting bread in your mouth while cutting onions will stop your eyes watering.
Putting bread in your mouth while cutting onions will stop your eyes watering.
Correct! Wrong!
Heartburn whilst pregnant means a baby with a mop of hair.
Heartburn whilst pregnant means a baby with a mop of hair.
Correct! Wrong!
Cracking your knuckles can lead to arthritis.
Cracking your knuckles can lead to arthritis.
Correct! Wrong!
Cheese gives you weird dreams.
Cheese gives you weird dreams.
Correct! Wrong!
Hair of the dog? When you have a hangover, keep drinking to cure it.
Hair of the dog? When you have a hangover, keep drinking to cure it.
Correct! Wrong!
Eating too much spicy food can cause stomach ulcers
Eating too much spicy food can cause stomach ulcers
Correct! Wrong!
Apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Correct! Wrong!
Carrots can improve eyesight.
Carrots can improve eyesight.
Correct! Wrong!
Long labour means you're having a baby boy
Long labour means you're having a baby boy
Correct! Wrong!
Toads will give you warts if you touch them.
Toads will give you warts if you touch them.
Correct! Wrong!
Putting earwax on a cold sore will help it heal.
Putting earwax on a cold sore will help it heal.
Correct! Wrong!
Count sheep to fall asleep.
Count sheep to fall asleep.
Correct! Wrong!
A lot of body heat escapes from your head.
A lot of body heat escapes from your head.
Correct! Wrong!
Feed a cold, starve a fever.
Feed a cold, starve a fever.
Correct! Wrong!
Seizures increase during a full moon.
Seizures increase during a full moon.
Correct! Wrong!
Kissing is unhealthy for you
Kissing is unhealthy for you
Correct! Wrong!
Cows lie down when it is about to rain.
Cows lie down when it is about to rain.
Correct! Wrong!
Oily fish is a super-food for the brain
Oily fish is a super-food for the brain
Correct! Wrong!

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