Lies Your Mother Told You
'The Mums' Book - For the Mum Who's Best at Everything'
by Alison Maloney
If you swallow chewing gum it will wind itself around your heart
If you don't wait an hour after eating to go swimming, you will get a cramp and die
If you pull ugly faces the wind will change and you'll stay like that
One hundred strokes with a brush is good for your hair
Eat your carrots - they'll make you see in the dark
Don't crack your knuckles - you'll get arthritis
Feed a cold, starve a fever
If you eat all your crusts, they'll make your hair curl
If you go out with wet hair you'll catch a cold
Chicken soup is good for colds
(Actually, this one's true. Chicken soup is thought to boost the immune system by stopping the movement of white blood cells that stimulate the release of mucus. Also, it's packed with nutrition, is easy to swallow and will keep you hydrated).
So, how many lies did your mother tell you?
And more importantly, how many have you told?