Which ones do you know?
To determine your future: set fire to some strands of your hair - cut them off first!. If they burn brightly, you are in for a long life. If they splutter and smoulder, it is said to be a death omen.
Never pull out grey hairs, for one will be replaced by ten.
'Trust not the man whose eyebrows meet, for in his heart you'll find deceit.'
If you had a sore spot on your tongue, my Grandma used to say it was because you'd told a lie.
You can tell when a pineapple is ripe because the leaves on at the top of the fruit will come away easily when pulled.
Only found out this was a myth at the weekend.
If you pull a face and the wind changes direction your face will get stuck like that.
FerrousFerret wrote (see)
You can tell when a pineapple is ripe because the leaves on at the top of the fruit will come away easily when pulled.Only found out this was a myth at the weekend.
Are you sure that one isn't true? We use it when picking out pineapples & it seems to work!
If your ears are burning, it means someone is talking about you.
I thought it made you deaf, BDB?
If you unwind a swiss roll before you eat it, it will coil up again in your tum and give you tummy ache
yeo - really?!!!!
If you swallow gum, it will bloke up your throat
I was browsing a cook book by Russ Burdon(sp? Southern hemisphere cook, was on Ready Steady Cook at lot) who suggested it was not true.
Wikihow http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-when-a-Pineapple-Is-Ready-to-Eat also dismisses it.
k8greene wrote (see)
I heard (& believed for a long time when I was little), if you swallowed gum it would wrap round your heart & kill you. I also heard that if you swallowed hair it would do the same.
If you swallow an apple pip, an apple tree will grow inside you.
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