Old wives tales are widely held traditional beliefs that are now thought to be unscientific or incorrect. Nevertheless, many old wives tales have been scientifically proven to be true! Can you guess which ones?
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Old Wives Tales #1 - True Or False?

Old wives tales are widely held traditional beliefs that are now thought to be unscientific or incorrect. Nevertheless, many old wives tales have been scientifically proven to be true! Can you guess which ones?

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1. Cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis Answer
2. Chicken soup makes you better Answer
3. The Sharper the Blast, the Sooner 'Tis Past Answer
4. Food with mayonnaise spoils faster Answer
5. The full moon causes strange behavior Answer
6. Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years Answer
7. Cutting nails at night summons ghosts Answer
8. Eat vegetables while pregnant and the baby will love them later Answer
9. Fish is brain food Answer
10. Heartburn while pregnant means the baby will have lots of hair! Answer
11. If you cross your eyes they may get stuck Answer
12. A glass of warm milk makes you sleepy Answer
13. Hydrogen Peroxide treats colds Answer
14. Sitting on a cold wall gives you piles Answer
15. Eating bread crusts makes your hair curl Answer
16. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day Answer
17. After eating, wait one hour before swimming Answer
18. Eating lots of carrots turns the skin orange Answer
19. Red sky at night, shepherd's delight Answer
20. Counting sheep helps you fall asleep Answer

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Robert 20th Apr 2021 Carer
A very good quiz. The questions are aimed at exactly the right age and were thoroughly enjoyed by my mother.
Talita 26th Apr 2021
Thanks for your feedback Robert
Jennifer 12th Mar 2021 Activity Director
Are the slideshows downloadable? What if there isn't internet available in the place you want to use the slideshow?
Maurice 12th Mar 2021
Hi Jennifer!

Interesting question, currently, once the slideshow has loaded in your web browser, you no longer need an internet connection to use it.

So that means you could open the slideshow on a laptop at home, then take it to work and connect it to a TV via a HDMI cable, and then go through the slideshow that way.

It's not ideal, and most work places have WiFi these days, but it is an option.

We are also looking into a downloadable version but don't have an ETA on that just yet.

I hope that helps! :)
Valerie 12th Mar 2021 Life Enrichment Manage4r
Love this! I can't wait to see the image slideshow! Thank you!!
Talita 15th Mar 2021
Thanks so much for your feedbacl Valerie!
Pauline 22nd Oct 2020 Activities Coordinator
Love this site thank you x
Talita 25th Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your feedback Pauline!
Andrea 14th Aug 2020 Director Of Memory Care
My memory care residents love this! Thanks for the Great ideas you provide.
Talita 15th Aug 2020
Thank you Andrea!
Jannet 14th Aug 2020 Recreation
I love the Golden Carers website. I find many different activities to do with my residents. The residents really enjoy the activities.
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Talita 15th Aug 2020
Thank you so much for your feedback Jannet
Talita 13th Aug 2020
The next installment is available here:
https://www.goldencarers.com/old-wives-tales-2---true-or-false/6555/

Thanks for all your feedback!
Sue 5th Aug 2020 Activities Co-ordinator
The residents really loved this, Is there any more coming?
Cate 5th Feb 2020 Diversional Therapist
I love the Golden Carers web site as I get some great ideas, such a great resource!
Susan 6th Feb 2020 Activity Director
I like true and false quizzes because even those with the dementia can say true or false
Those who are higher functioning can give you an explanation
Solange 6th Feb 2020 Diversional Therapist
Thank you, Cate, for the feedback. We really appreciate it.
Doreen 22nd Jun 2019 Life Enrichment
I am new and I am having fun with the new ideas and presentations.
Talita 24th Jun 2019
Thanks so much for your feedback Doreen and welcome to the community!
ROBYN 10th Apr 2019 LIFESTYLE ASST
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE QUIZZES OUR RESIDENTS ENJOY THEM SO MUCH
Talita 15th Apr 2019
Thanks so much for your feedback Robyn!
Talita 8th Apr 2019
Thanks so much for your feedback Mandy!
MS MANDY BENNETT 6th Apr 2019
I work in a nursing home and the residents love to take part in a quiz, it's very rewarding to see them taking part and having some fun.

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