Old Wives Tales - Dundurn

Old Wives Tales

Fact or Folklore?

Published August 2011

$ 14.95


Discover what lies behind these and many more popular legends, urban myths and old wives’ tales:

  • Elephants are afraid of mice
  • It’s bad luck to change a boat’s name
  • Baby snakes are more poisonous than adults
  • Men have one less rib than women
  • It can be too cold to snow
  • Liars can’t look you in the eye


Thomas Craughwell

Thomas Craughwell has discussed and debunked urban folklore on the BBC, The Learning Channel, Inside Edition, and over seventy-five radio programs. Along with publications in the Wall Street Journal and Emmy Magazine, he has published three best-selling volumes on urban legends.

Book Details

August 2011
5.88x9.0 in
160 pp