In another thread, we're talking about sneezing. A couple of us have noted that we've heard you can prevent a sneeze by:
1) pressing the space between your nose and upper lip
2) immediately saying "bless you" before you sneeze
Old wives' tales are interesting things! They're just those little bits of wisdom that are passed down through the ages that are not, necessarily, scientific (medical or otherwise) but just......work!
What are some of the OWT that you know of that actually seem like they really work?
Do you have a great trick for hiccups that always works for you? What else?
What about other types of things - not related to the body? Any for the weather? Or something else?
(Editing to add - to avoid some confusion! - rather than mere superstitions, try to list some of the things you actually have found are true or that you find have worked despite the fact that they just seem kind of odd when you hear them!)