Hello summer, goodbye mythsJune 20, 2012 @ 10:15 am
The Washington Post is dispelling summertime myths:
1. Swallowing water-melon seeds is bad for you.
False. And they won't sprout in your tummy.
2. You can catch poison ivy from someone else's rash.
Basically false. The rash is not contagious. It's the oil from the plant that'll get you. ("Leaves of three, let them be.")
3. If a jellyfish stings you, urinate on the wound.
False. Vinegar yes, pee no.
4. Don't swim for 30 minutes after eating.
False. You might feel uncomfortable but you won't get a killer cramp.
5. Scratching a bug bite makes it worse.
Actually, that's true. Could cause infection. But man, it's hard to stop.
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