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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:I love these, my favoruites are...

Eat an apple pip and a tree will grow in your tummy

Eating bredcrusts makes your hair curly

whats everyone elses?


Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:Eating carrots will help you see in the dark rolleyes

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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dromepixie


dromepixie

veteran
Location: Florida

Total posts: 1463
Posted:funny that I used to discard bread crusts but I've got very curly hair... weird

I spose my childhood fav is "dont make that face, if you get hit in the back of the head you will stay that way forever'

yeah i had a somewhat weird childhood...

drome biggrin


JUGGLEwithyourmind!

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:haha thats good, round here its...

Dont pull a face, if the wind changes itle stay like that


Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:i read a book about that. characters who pulled faces and the wind blew...

i HATE the one where if you go outside from a warm house into the cold you will get a cold. because ive had "old wives" complain about me leaving the house. I mean, its not as if i can stay indoors all day just cos the temperature difference will kill me! cos then they'd say

"if you watch too much tv your eyes will turn square"



*waits for a guy to comment about things that turn you blind...*


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...

Total posts: 2719
Posted:I could but i'm not going to...

However:

"You wont feel the benefit" of a coat if you wear it indoors... I'm wearing it because i currently need to feel the benefit cos your pension wont cover the heating bills...


ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
ubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmile

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VampyricAcid
SILVER Member since Jun 2005

VampyricAcid

veteran
Location: My House

Total posts: 1286
Posted:actually FRD that is true, its not gonna give you Nightvision, but the Vitamin A (i think its vitamin A) improves your vision, esp in the dark.

"Opening an umbrella is bad luck" no its not, you just dont want me to knock all your stuff off the walls


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bing!
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

bing!

i beat my inner child
Location: manchester UK

Total posts: 184
Posted:hmm ... do *something* too often then a case of hairy palms besets you ... anyone here prove this theory?

--the spark what lit the flame which started the fire that burned forever--

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[noodles]

*Property of Pigeon Wigeon*
Location: Locked In Pigeons Chimney

Total posts: 893
Posted:Written by: bing!

hmm ... do *something* too often then a case of hairy palms besets you ... anyone here prove this theory?



If that was true we'd have no bald people but they'd all have crazy hair. (think 'something about mary')


Could somebody stop the room please... I'd like to get off

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: bing!

hmm ... do *something* too often then a case of hairy palms besets you ... anyone here prove this theory?



When Dr. Ruth came to Stanford she brought up this theory.

Then she looked at us and said "And I'm very proud of you because when I said this to a group of Harvard students last week they all looked at their palms and you didn't." biggrin ubblol


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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LMSP
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

LMSP

veteran


Total posts: 1588
Posted:Rubbing a gold ring over a stie will make it heal faster. (There is some truth to it as the medicated creams you get for them do contain gold)
A cobweb over a cut/letting a dog clean your cut will help it heal faster. APPARENTLY


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TinklePants
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr

Total posts: 4217
Posted:great now there's two similar threads going.
argh! spank


Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog

Eating carrots will help you see in the dark rolleyes



Added to what vampyricAcid said. the beta-carotene(sp) that IS in carrots is used to synthesize retinol which is used in the part of th eye (rods) that sees black and white and in low light levels


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:But it *is* an old wives tale though... I mean, just about every single grandparent says it...

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Some old wives tales hold hidden truths.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

Some old wives tales hold hidden truths.



I agree, many are simplified ways for people in the past to pss on knowledge without complication, they found something worked and stuck with it. It's only today with our complicated science stuff we know WHY it works... smile


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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ZeeBoo
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

ZeeBoo

member
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 167
Posted:Written by: LilMissSmartyPants

Rubbing a gold ring over a stie will make it heal faster. APPARENTLY



It has worked for me loads of times but maybe thats just the placebo effect... dunno.

Rub warts with bacon and then bury the bacon at the end of the garden on a full moon.

Walking under laders is bad luck. No it's just common sense unless you want you hair painted.


Just because I'm an adult doesn't make me responsible.

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Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:Ladders are meant to symbolise gallows, walking under them is like walking into your own death

Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:i saw a cartoon once when i was little where someone walked under a ladder and put their foot in a tin of paint. and for years i thought that was why you werent supposed to walk under ladders.

but then again, "is that a rabbit in your pocket are are you just glad to see me" from 'who framed rodger rabbit' was the first variation of that i ever heard. therefore, when i heard :"is that a gun in your pocket..." i thought it was a take-off of 'rodger rabbit'

oh the innocence of youth!


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:If you keep making that face it'll stay like that one of these days.

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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Hanz


Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:"pick your nose and your face will cave in"

"go outside with wet hair and you will catch your death of cold" or whatever it was

"swallow gum and it will be inside you for 7 years"


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Skittish


Skittish

member
Location: Near to Yeovil, In Somerset

Total posts: 64
Posted:"Cows lie down when it's going to rain."
well, you wouldn't want to get your udder-neath wet would you *groan*


So what your saying is, if I take just ONE more pill...

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QuadDamage


QuadDamage

member
Location: Norwich

Total posts: 130
Posted:"If your hand is larger than your face you're at risk of cancer."

*slaps your hand into your face*


Heh, heh... Still funny.

But, seriously, the length from your elbow to your fingertip is the same as the length of your foot, plus a handspan?

*shoves you so you fall over*


Oh man. I can't believe these actually work!


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne

Total posts: 5125
Posted:"staring at the sun will send you blind"

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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siren1987


siren1987

newbie
Location: Nottingham, England

Total posts: 22
Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog

Eating carrots will help you see in the dark rolleyes



this may have already been said in the conversation, but... eating carrots does improve night vision tongue if any one whats some scientific talky proof then just ask.( i wouldn't if i were you, it'd only bore)
jo xxx ubbrollsmile


ummm.... i'll edit this when i think of something witty to say

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Spiral


Spiral

Oolering Man
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Total posts: 729
Posted:What you acctually find with old wives tales, is that they do acctually contain a whole host of information, be it herbal remedy, common sense, or any other subject. Some of these old wives tales date back thousands of years too. Same goes for nursery rhymes. They form a massive storehouse of 'forgotten wisdom'. That doesn't stop some of them being wrong, after all, no-ones perfect.

there's a rather intresting site here that has info on a few different old wives tales, and folklore to predict the weather. And cows lying down before it rains..... its not to keep them dry, but the grass they're lying on (that's why they're always huddled together in a circle)... and they do it so they don't have to lay down in the wet mud wink

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