Fact or folklore? Discover what lies behind many popular legends, urban myths, and old wives' tales. Elephants are afraid of mice. It's bad luck to change a boat's name. Baby snakes are more poisonous than adults. Men have one less rib than women. Liars can't look you in the eye. Writer Thomas Craughwell has drawn upon the latest research from a range of fields to reveal the facts and fallacies behind these old wives' tales. While some of these oft-repeated superstitions are no more than myths, there are a surprisingly large number that are actually worth heeding; and whether true or false they all have an interesting story behind them.
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