MindforYou's Well Being & Podcast Activity Pack

Old Wives Tales

Mother always knows best...or … does she?

Do you know which of these old wives tales are True or False?

Answers in the next Activity Leaflet

1. Cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis

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2. Chicken soup makes you better

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3. The sharper the blast, the sooner ‘tis past

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4. Food with mayonnaise spoils faster

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5. The full moon causes strange behaviour

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6. Fish is brain food

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7. If you cross your eyes, they may get stuck

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8. A glass of warm milk makes you sleepy

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9. Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight

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10. Counting sheep helps you fall asleep

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11. Humans only use 10% of their brain

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12. You should always follow the 5 second rule

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13. Salty water boils quicker

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14. An apple a day keeps the doctor away

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15. Eating carrots improves your vision

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16. Feed a cold, starve a fever

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