We all remember those phrases from when we were children. Those things that we believed wholeheartedly because our parents said them to us but then realised as we grew up that maybe, just maybe our parents were telling us some porky pies.
How many of us find ourselves saying them now to our own children? Sometimes we have to say those little white lies just to make sure their children do or not do something. So what classics do you remember being told or find yourself saying – and how much truth is there in them? Let’s take a look.
BuyAGift have compiled a fantastic infographic that reminds us of all the stories our Mum used to say – what do you remember?
The old adage that if you eat your carrots, they will help you see in the dark. This isn’t necessarily true – they aren’t going to give you a superhuman ability to see perfectly in the dark but they do contain Vitamin A or retinol. These are required for your body to synthesise rhodopsin which is the pigment that helps your eyes to adjust to low light.
What about if you sit too close to the telly, your eyes will go square? Did you know children can focus at close distance better than adults? This is why they often hold books close to their eyes or sit close to the TV. It might make them tired or give them a headache – but no square eyes at all.
Finally, what about the whole swimming pool theory that swimming pools contain special dye if you wee in them? According to experts, there is no chemical that can function as an indicator for (only) urine in a pool. So this is a big porkie pie.
What we need to remember is that sometimes our Mum’s may have been telling a few little porkie pies when we were younger and we may find ourselves doing the same.
What things can you remember your mum saying that you realise now was perhaps a little untrue?
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