The microwave gave me superhuman powers
February 7, 2007 8:28 AM Subscribe
What are some words of wisdom your parents have told you that you've never really checked the validity of (and probably aren't true)? IE: "Going out with wet hair will give you a cold," "cell phones release dangerous amounts of radiation" "eating right before you sleep makes you fat," etc.
posted by carpyful to human relations (89 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
This is for a class assignment. Basically, I need some examples of myths commonly given by parents that we take for granted as true but never really bother to check.
I'd prefer myths that are believable, not things like "the easter bunny is real".
But throw everything you can at me.