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Preview — Old Wives' Tales Fact or Folklore? 100 Popular Myths Revealed and Explained by Thomas J. Craughwell
Old Wives' Tales Fact or Folklore? 100 Popular Myths Revealed and Explained
Does a full moon cause people to act strangely? Is it true that opposites attract? Can it really be the case that no two snowflakes are exactly alike?
Since time immemorial, old wives the world over have told us how to improve our looks, our health, and our fortunes while avoiding the unlucky, the unpleasant, or the downright dangerous. Old Wives’ Tales: Fact or Folklore? i...more
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This little book is not only informative, exploring the truths (or untruths) of old wives' tales, but it is also vastly entertaining. Many entries include interesting facts connected to the tale in question, and often, entries will trace the superstition, object, or pattern as it has occurred throughout history. This book has changed the way I look at some everyday objects and has made me think twice about some expressions.