Sunday, July 26, 2009


Many popular old wives tales center around length of life, or how many years you have left to live.

One of the more interesting old wives tales associated with this is the one that says if you blow on the head of a dandelion, you’ll live as many years as there are seeds left upon the head of the dandelion.

While this old wives tale is not known to prove true or accurate, it’s a fun game for both the young and old to play.

Where this old wives tale came from no one can be quite sure, but this is done all over the world, with many different types of flowers. Though this old wives tale isn’t thought to be rooted in fact, it’s fun, and who knows, every now and again, it might just be right!

So, the next time you have the opportunity to blow on the head of a dandelion, blow on it just for fun.


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