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Index of Weeks 27 through 52
Week of 09/20/98 - 09/26/98Week of 09/26/98 - 10/03/98Week of 10/04/98 - 10/10/98
Week of 10/11/98 - 10/17/98Week of 10/18/98 - 10/24/98Week of 10/25/98 - 10/31/98
Week of 11/01/98 - 11/07/98Week of 11/08/98 - 11/14/98Week of 11/15/98 - 11/21/98
Week of 11/22/98 - 11/28/98Week of 11/29/98 - 12/05/98Week of 12/06/98 - 12/12/98
Week of 12/13/98 - 12/19/98Week of 12/20/98 - 12/26/98Week of 12/27/98 - 01/02/99
Week of 01/03/99 - 01/09/99Week of 01/10/99 - 01/16/99Week of 01/17/99 - 01/23/99
Week of 01/24/99 - 01/30/99Week of 01/31/99 - 02/06/99Week of 02/07/99 - 02/13/99
Week of 02/14/99 - 02/20/99Week of 02/21/99 - 02/27/99Week of 02/28/99 - 03/06/99
Week of 03/07/99 - 03/13/99Week of 03/14/99 - 03/20/99
NOTE: Weeks with a * are not posted yet
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Week of 09/20/98 - 09/26/98

Old Wives Tale

Feet

If your feet itch, it means you'll be taking a trip soon.
How long a trip depends on how 'bad' the itch is.




Didja Know?

Every pint of water from the Dead Sea contains 4 ounces of salt.



There is absolutely no substitute for a genuine lack of preparation.


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Week of 09/27/98 - 10/03/98

Old Wives Tale

Rain

If it rains out of a clear sky, it means the devil is beating his wife.
If it rains out of a clear sky, it means that somewhere a fox is being married.




Didja Know?

A fish's age can be told by counting the rings on its scales.



Murphy was an optimist!


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Week of 10/04/98 - 10/10/98

Old Wives Tale

Stuttering

If you tickle a baby too much, the baby will develop a stutter.
(The question being "how much is 'too much'?")




Didja Know?

All racehorses celebrate their birthdays on New Year's Day.



Indecision is the key to flexibility.


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Week of 10/11/98 - 10/17/98

Old Wives Tale

Babies

If a baby says "Mama" first, the next baby will be a boy.
If a baby says "Dada" first, the next baby will be a girl.
(We can assume that derivitives such as Da, mum, etc. also apply?)




Didja Know?

A ducks quack does not echo.
(No one knows why, though.)



Never call a man a fool. Borrow from him.


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Week of 10/18/98 - 10/24/98

Old Wives Tale

Hair Cut

If you cut your hair when there's a full moon, it will grow faster.
(Thanx to Andy & Tammy Hall for the submission!)




Didja Know?

There is a town in Texas, USA, called "Ding Dong".



If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.


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Week of 10/25/98 - 10/31/98

Old Wives Tale

Pregnancy

If you have hearburn during pregnancy, it means your baby will have lots of hair.
If you reach above your head while pregnant, the umbilical cord will wrap around the baby's neck.

(Thanx to Melanie Gold for the submissions!
She sent more but I'm saving them for later.)




Didja Know?

The TV dinner was introduced in 1954.



Breakfast in New York, Dinner in LA, Baggage in Guam.


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Week of 11/01/98 - 11/07/98

Old Wives Tale

Pregnancy

If you crave something during pregnancy, it means you are lacking it in your diet.
(Thanx to Melanie Gold for the submission!)

If you crave something during pregnancy, it means your child will like it too.




Didja Know?

Col. Sanders, of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, was born in Indiana, USA.



Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.


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Week of 11/08/98 - 11/14/98

Old Wives Tale

Laughter

Laughter before breakfast means tears before night.





Didja Know?

A blush occurs only in the face of a clothed person but
spreads all over a naked body.

(Nobody really knows why this is.)



If you want the last word with a woman, apologize.


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Week of 11/15/98 - 11/21/98

Old Wives Tale

Bedtime Snack

If you eat a banana before bed, it will lay too heavy on your stomach and may kill you.

(Submitted by Ma-Ma Ankrom)




Didja Know?

The first beer can was used by Kreuger Beer in 1935.



"Tomorrow" tends to come before we're ready.


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Week of 11/22/98 - 11/28/98

Old Wives Tale

Dreams

If you dream of a birth, there will be a death.
If you dream of a death, there will be a birth.




Didja Know?

If aircraft carriers used gasoline, they would get about six inches per gallon.



Help stamp out, eliminate, and abolish redundancy!


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Week of 11/29/98 - 12/05/98

Old Wives Tale

Dreams

If you have a dream and tell it before breakfast, it will come true.
(Thanx to Ma-Ma Ankrom)




Didja Know?

Babies are born without knee caps.
They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.



Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about.


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Week of 12/06/98 - 12/12/98

Old Wives Tale

Pictures

If a picture falls from the wall for no reason,
it means someone is going to die.



Didja Know?

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle.
A group of geese in the air is a skein.



The three major food groups are canned, frozen and takeout.


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Week of 12/13/98 - 12/19/98

Old Wives Tale

Candles

A wavering candle flame with no drafts around means windy weather to come.
If a candle is hard to light, it means rain is coming.
A blulish candle flame means a frost is coming.




Didja Know?

Just like your fingerprints, your tongue print is also unique.



We have enough youth....how about a Fountain of SMART?


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Week of 12/20/98 - 12/26/98

Old Wives Tale

Mistletoe

Tea brewed from mistletoe will cure epilepsy.
(There MAY be a basis in fact to this one...
I understand this is still recommended by modern day herbalists)





Didja Know?

Mosquitoes have teeth.



When you do a good deed, get a receipt just in case Heaven is like the IRS!


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Week of 12/27/98 - 01/02/99
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Old Wives Tale

More Itching

If your knee itches, you will kneel in a strange place.




Didja Know?

It was once believed that horseradish would cure baldness.
(Do you eat it or rub it in your scalp?)



Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.


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Week of 01/03/99 - 01/09/99

Old Wives Tale

Visitors

If you drop a dish towel, unexpected company is coming.




Didja Know?

An adult giraffe has a tongue 17 inches long....and it's blue.



Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.


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Week of 01/10/99 - 01/16/99

Old Wives Tale

A Baby's Sex

    You can find the sex of your baby during pregnancy:
  • Weight gain in the front = boy; in the hips = girl
  • Carrying high = girl; carrying low = boy
  • If you're ugly during pregnancy = girl; beautiful = boy




Didja Know?

The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.



If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!


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Week of 01/17/99 - 01/23/99

Old Wives Tale

Dreams

If you want to wake up at a certain time,
hit your head on the pillow that number of times before going to sleep.

(I've heard one similar to this a couple of times but can't
really confirm it as an old wives tale one way or the other.)





Didja Know?

Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them
looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.



The beatings will continue until morale improves.


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Week of 01/24/99 - 01/30/99

Old Wives Tale

Birth

If a child is born feet first,
he/she will have magical or healing powers later in life.




Didja Know?

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.



If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind,
what does an empty desk signify?


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Week of 01/31/99 - 02/06/99

Old Wives Tale

Haircuts

If you cut your hair during the growing moon
(between new and full moon), your hair will grow faster.




Didja Know?

Bubble gum contains rubber.



90% of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at.


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Week of 02/07/99 - 02/13/99

Old Wives Tale

Rain

If cows are laying down, bad weather is coming and
the wind will blow in the direction they are facing.

(Thanx to Wendi Boutwell for the submission!)




Didja Know?

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.



Why do you press harder on a remote when you know the battery is low or dead?


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Week of 02/14/99 - 02/20/99

Old Wives Tale

More Rain

If there is a ring around the moon it will rain within 24 hours

(Thanx to Wendi Boutwell for the submission!)




Didja Know?

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.



If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.


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Week of 02/21/99 - 02/27/99

Old Wives Tale

More Candles

If a candle is snuffed out accidently, it's the sign of a wedding to come.
If a candle burns out in the socket, misfortune will fall on someone in the house.
If there is a bright spark in a candle wick, a letter is coming for the person nearest to it.




Didja Know?

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.



Lead me not into temptation (I can find the way myself).


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Week of 02/28/99 - 03/06/99

Old Wives Tale

Finding A Baby's Sex

To tell the sex of an unborn baby:
Tie a thread to the woman's wedding ring and hold it an inch or two above her stomach.
If the ring swings in a straight line, it will be a boy.
If the ring swings in a circle, it will be a girl.





Didja Know?

In Los Angeles, CA, USA, there are more cars than people.



You can't have everything...where would you put it?


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Week of 03/07/99 - 03/13/99

Old Wives Tale

The Boss

If your second toe is longer than your big toe, you will be the boss in your family.




Didja Know?

There are an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.



Never knock on Death's door; ring the doorbell and run (he hates that!).


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Week of 03/14/99 - 03/20/99

Old Wives Tale

Whistling

A whistling woman and a cackling hen never came to any good end.





Didja Know?

Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny, among many others) was allergic to carrots.



The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you're in the bathroom.




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