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Friday, 22 February 2008

Would you believe it? Do you have a suspicious mind or is our folklore just a bunch of old wives' tales?

It's emerged that kissing Ireland's world famous Blarney Stone may not bestow the gift of the gab upon you after all, as it might be the wrong stone entirely.

Meaning that the 300,000 visitors a year who patiently queue to snog the lucky stone may get nothing more for their trouble than a headrush and cold lips.

This got me thinking about other dubious superstitions or old wives' tales that, dare I say, are untrue or verging on the ridiculous........................

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Thursday 21st February 2008

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