Old Wives Tales: Fact or Folklore?

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"Fact or folklore? Discover what lies behind these and many more popular legends, urban myths and old wives' tales: Elephants are afraid of mice -- It's bad luck to change a boat's name -- Baby snakes are more poisonous than adults -- Men have one less rib than women -- It can be too cold to snow -- Liars can't look you in the eye. Writer Thomas Craughwell has drawn upon the latest research from a range of fields to reveal the facts and fallacies behind these old wives' tales. While some of these oft-repeated superstitions ...

Old Wives Tales: Fact or Folklore? 2011, Thomas Allen Publishers, Toronto

ISBN-13: 9780887628412

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Old Wives' Tales: Fact or Folklore? 2008, Metro Books

ISBN-13: 9781435107557

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