Chatterbox #184 – Old wives’ tales

Have you ever thought something was true, but later found out it was false? Discover more false facts with Andrew and Suzanne as they discuss old wives’ tales—common advice and traditional beliefs that are unscientific or untrue.

Fun facts

Although old wives’ tales are almost always false, some have turned out to be true! For example, one very common old wives’ tale is that eating carrots can improve your eyesight. Carrots are actually rich in beta-carotene, which your body turns into vitamin A, a vital nutrient that helps keep your eyes healthy and prevents cataracts!

Expressions you’ll learn in this episode

  • To get [something] off your chest
  • To vent
  • An old wives’ tale
  • A superstition
  • To write [something] off

Credit:Music:Something Elated by Broke For Free and Step On by Jahzzar. Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons:By Attribution 3.0 License

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