The truth about boiling water

The truth about boiling water

I was reading Red Sky in the Morning, and two lines in particular really intrigued me:

“When babies are born in these old books, the mother’s poor daughter is always sent to the kitchens to boil gallons of water. It never explained what the water was for.”

As it turns out, this is actually more than an old wives’ tale to get the men out of the way and messing up the intricate process of childbirthing 😉 I found this website to be most informative

The AFU & Urban Legends Archive

It lists and clarifies or debunks just about every urban legend ever heard!

Another interesting website The Straight Dope. Their motto is Fighting Ignorance Since 1975 (It’s taking longer than we thought)Do they succeed? Check it out!