It's true. I knew you were dying to know!
Also - did you know that bread soaked in milk makes a poultice which can be held over a splinter to draw it out?
I don't know if that's actually legit, but I did it once and it worked. It may not have had anything to do with the bread or the milk, but whatever.
Did you know that, in order to keep your dishes from getting frosted in the dishwasher (does that happen to everyone?), if you add a tbsp of vinegar to the dish soap, it'll make them sparkle? Because this is AWESOME and I didn't know this before and now my dishes are all clean and sparkly and it's WICKED.
Did you know that I own bandaids in the shape of a PICKLE?
I bet there are lots of things that you didn't believe - like when your mom said "You'll catch a cold if you go out there dressed like that," or, "Have some chicken noodle soup, it'll make you feel better." I know I was all "Mommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmah. Oh my godddddddd."
WHICH REMINDS ME OF A STORY!
Once upon a time I was in grade 8 and I was talking on the phone to my boyfriend (for 3 hours, like any respectable 13 year old), who I really, really liked, and I was trying very hard to be very cool, and my mom picked up the other line and said, in the sweetest, most 'mom' voice, ever "Patti-atti, may I please use the phone now?"
AND IT WAS TRAUMARAMA.
And that's how I got the name Patti-atti. But it's not embarrassing anymore, because I'm 30 years old trying to feel like I'm 13, instead of the other way around.
(And I just realized that my children will not even understand what it is like to be on a landline and have your mom pick up the other line. This will be confusing and outdated, this here blog post)
ANYWAY. So, all my chat about wives tales had a purpose. A reason, I promise you. It's to let you know that your mom? She was probably right. A lot of those wives' tales were legit. And Cracked wrote an article on it, and you should totally read it! READ IT!