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Fiction Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology

Old Wives Tales

Fact or Folklore?

by (author) Thomas Craughwell

Thomas Allen Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2011
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
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Discover what lies behind these and many more 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

• It can be too cold to snow

• Liars can’t look you in the eye

About the author

Thomas Craughwell has discussed and debunked urban folklore on the BBC, The Learning Channel, Inside Edition, and over seventy-five radio programs. Along with publications in the Wall Street Journal and Emmy Magazine, he has published three best-selling volumes on urban legends.

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