Post # 1
Lately I’ve been a little perturbed by my friend who keeps hinting that weight gain by others ( and by extension I could assume me) has everything to do with too much of shall we say “adult relations”.
I’ve heard this rumor before, but I just want to shake these people and be like, I’m no expert but ughh how bout we try changes in metabolism and lifestyle changes that accompany getting older as more valid explanations.
So anyway I was just wondering what’s the silliest myth/rumour you’ve ever heard?
Post # 3
I hate the myth that a cat will steal a baby’s breath or suffocate a baby. I especially hate it when people use it as an excuse to dump their pets.
Post # 4
Wait… the rumor is sex = weight gain? I would think the opposite… sex burns calories!
Post # 5
I still wont do it though.
Post # 6
I still get freaked out by the one that says you shouldn’t blink to let someone know their headlights aren’t on because apparently it’s a gang initiation tactic that then they have to chase you down and kill you. Happy thought for a Tuesday!
Post # 7
@picturemeurs: That’s too funny– My mom totally tried to sell my sister on that myth. She told her that big butts were attributable to promiscuity!!!! Hilarious.
Post # 8
That pregnant women can’t have or be around cats!
Post # 9
I still get freaked out by cars with one headlight at night.
Post # 10
second this one especially after watching that Ghost Whisperer episode about it.
The one about rats coming up thru the toilet and biting you on you’re butt…. i do however check before i sit… i just can’t help it.
Post # 11
I’m pretty sure that lots of “adult relations” would help you lose wait – think of the calorie burn!
I don’t really know any urban legends / myths though – I don’t believe in any of that stuff so I don’t tend to remember any of them.
Post # 12
i have heard that having too much sex makes you gain weight too! i heard it’s because it changes your hormone levels or something–but i still don’t see how that’s possible.
someone told me that shaving takes your tan off, so you can’t shave in the summer if you want to stay tan.
Post # 13
Wait–what’s the bloody Mary thing? I feel like I’m missing something!
Post # 14
legend has it that if you stand in front of a mirror in a darkened room and chant ‘Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary,’ a terrifying ghost will appear in the mirror
Post # 15
pregnant women actually shouldn’t be around cat feces(ie change the litter box) because of a risk of Toxoplasmosis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis . This can be especially dangerous during pregnancy and may be the source of the urban myth you posted about.
Post # 16
@panterapeach: Oooohh, freaky. Thanks for explaining!