Cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis
False - There is no evidence that cracking your knuckles leads to arthritis.
Chicken soup makes you better
True - Scientists have found that chicken soup reduces inflammation by slowing down white blood cell activity responsible for inflammation.
The Sharper the Blast, the Sooner 'Tis Past
True - When a storm builds rapidly, it is stronger and faster then when it builds gradually.
Food with mayonnaise spoils faster
False - On the contrary, it prevents spoilage because of its acidity levels.
The full moon causes strange behavior
True - For some people - several studies have proven that there are more emergencies on nights with a full moon.
Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years
False - Our digestive system gets rid of it pretty fast.
Cutting nails at night summons ghosts
False - Nonsense!
Eat vegetables while pregnant and the baby will love them later
True - What the mother eats is likely to influence the baby's inclinations in the future.
Fish is brain food
True - A study in 1914 linked a weekly consumption of baked and broiled fish with "larger gray matter in the brain contributing to better memory".
Heartburn while pregnant means the baby will have lots of hair!
True - There is evidence proving it is true: 82% of women with severe heartburn had babies with lots of hair!
If you cross your eyes they may get stuck
False - Nonsense!
A glass of warm milk makes you sleepy
True - Milk contains an amino acid that when released produces serenity-boosting feelings.
Hydrogen Peroxide treats colds
True - In 1928 German doctor Richard Simmons, M.D. hypothesized that cold and flu viruses commonly enter through the ear canal and hydrogen peroxide could kill the virus. A few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide in each ear; wait until the bubble noises subside (5 to 10 minutes), drain onto tissue and repeat with the other ear. (Mercola.com)
Sitting on a cold wall gives you piles
False - A chilly bottom does not cause piles!
Eating bread crusts makes your hair curl
False - But eating crusts is good for you! The crusts are generally the most nutritious part!
Drink at least eight glasses of water a day
False - Hydrating the body can be achieved with most liquids; tea, coffee, juices.
After eating, wait one hour before swimming
False - There are no documented cases of drowning from swimming after a meal.
Eating lots of carrots turns the skin orange
True - Excess of beta-carotene stored under the skin, can cause skin discoloration.
Red sky at night, shepherd's delight
True - It means the sun has a high concentration of dust, indicating stable weather.
Counting sheep helps you fall asleep
True - Visualisation and mental imagery can indeed assist you to nod off.