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Old 10-23-2014, 11:24 PM   #11
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same thing with swallowing bubble gum and fingernails. they form a ball that stays in your stomach forever.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:09 AM   #12
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"Lobster is an acquired taste and you are too young".
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:10 AM   #13
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"Lobster is an acquired taste and you are too young".
Your Mom made that up...gullible...
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:13 AM   #14
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My favorite is to put a potato in the soup to magically draw out the salt.
My mother taught me that and it works
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:48 AM   #15
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:57 AM   #16
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"Eat your greens, they'll make your hair curly"
And eat your crusts (of your toast, sandwich, etc) because they'll make your hair curl. (I believe this because the family were hairdressers but it never worked)
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:42 AM   #17
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Gosh, Mad Cook. My Mom, gone now -- she passed away at 85 yrs. old -- said her mother told her that when she was a girl. Mom's hair was wavy, not curly; not enough crusts, I guess. Yes, the family's English-Irish in origin.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:25 AM   #18
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Gosh, Mad Cook. My Mom, gone now -- she passed away at 85 yrs. old -- said her mother told her that when she was a girl. Mom's hair was wavy, not curly; not enough crusts, I guess. Yes, the family's English-Irish in origin.
Well, that explains my perfectly straight hair growing up. Now! It has started to curl on its own when I don't want it to. Makes for cowlicks all over my head.

Most of these I have heard, a lot I haven't.
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:24 PM   #19
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My favorite is to put a potato in the soup to magically draw out the salt.
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My mother taught me that and it works
That one has been debunked many times over.

Sara’s Kitchen Revelations – Oversalted it? There is one solution. | Sara Moulton | Chef, Cookbook Author, Television Personality

Debunk of Day: Potato Fixes Too Salty Soup - kitchenmage

Myth: A Potato Can Save a Salty Soup or Stew | Cooking Myths Debunked | Real Simple
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Red face

As a young girl, I remember being told that if I swallowed an orange pip, then a tree would grow!

I recall the worry and trauma of having swallowed a pip and whether I'd have to keep my mouth open forever so that the tree trunk would grow up out of it!


(It never occurred to me that I had not seen anyone like this).

What a cruel thing to say to a child!



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