Growing up in West Virginia, I spent a lot of time with older people and I've heard a lot of old wives tales. Some of them are funny, some of them are just plain wrong, but surprisingly some of them actually have some truth to them. Here are just a few of the things I've heard. 1. Put a bar of soap in your bed sheets to prevent leg cramps. If that isn't the weirdest and silliest thing I've ever heard, I don't know what is. Despite the fact that there have been no scientific studies to explain how this could work, tons of people swear by it. Some theories include the idea that somehow the soap is releasing something beneficial into the air around the person's legs. If it works at all I would say it's probably just due to the placebo effect. I have to say I've never actually tried it. But then again, I don't really get leg cramps very often. I think I'll give it a try next time I have leg cramps just to see what happens. 2. I've always heard that rubbing liquid soap on a tick that's…
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