Quiz: Can You Tell If These 16 Old Wives Tales Are Fact Or Myth?

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Take this quiz to prove how well you can really tell fact from fiction: choose which of these old wives' tales are real, and which aren't.

 Nov 17, 2017
1 of 16Pick your answer!
Is this old wives' tale real or fake? Carrots help your vision
Real
Fake
2 of 16Pick your answer!
Which of these old wives' tales is true?
Sitting close to the TV harms your eyes
Newspaper is a great glass cleaner
Swimming after meals causes cramps
3 of 16Pick your answer!
Pick the old wives’ tale that’s fake!
A bar of soap in bed prevents leg cramps
Red skies at night, sailor’s delight
Chocolate causes acne
4 of 16Pick your answer!
Is this old wives’ tale real or fake? Crusts give you curly hair
Fake
Real
5 of 16Pick your answer!
Which of these old wives' tales is true?
You can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding
Spicy food causes stomach ulcers
Baby boys are harder to deliver
6 of 16Pick your answer!
Pick the old wives’ tale that’s fake!
You lose most of your body heat from your head
Heartburn during pregnancy means the baby is hairy
Wooden spoon over the pot stops it from boiling over
7 of 16Pick your answer!
Is this old wives’ tale real or fake? Cheese can give you nightmares
Real
Fake
8 of 16Pick your answer!
Which of these old wives' tales is true?
Being cold makes you catch a cold
Two blue-eyed parents can’t produce a brown-eyed child
Drinking warm milk helps you sleep
9 of 16Pick your answer!
Pick the old wives’ tale that’s fake!
Peanut butter removes gum from hair
Putting a slice of bread in your mouth stops tears when peeling onions
Ice removes carpet dents
10 of 16Pick your answer!
Is this old wives' tale real or fake? Beauty sleep will help your skin glow
Real
Fake
11 of 16Pick your answer!
Which of these old wives' tales is true?
Oily fish is brain food
Chewing parsley gets rid of garlic breath
Feed a cold, starve a fever
12 of 16Pick your answer!
Pick the old wives' tale that’s fake!
Chocolate relieves PMS
Raw garlic can fight colds
The swing of a ring will determine the sex of your baby
13 of 16Pick your answer!
Is this old wives' tale real or fake? Pull out a grey hair and two will grow in its place
Fake
Real
14 of 16Pick your answer!
Which of these old wives' tales is true?
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
If you make a face when the wind changes, it will stay that way
Pour white wine on spilt red wine to remove the stain
15 of 16Pick your answer!
Pick the old wives' tale that’s fake!
Count sheep to fall asleep
Craving sweets means you’re having a baby girl
Cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis
16 of 16Pick your answer!
Is this old wives' tale real or fake? Honey suppresses coughs
Real
Fake
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