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True, or not?

When you spend most of your life dealing with the sadness of other people's plights, it's a relief to publish something a little more light-hearted. So here are some thought-provoking beliefs that many people accept as facts. What do you think?

Some of them may even bring a smile to your face.

  1. Triangular sandwiches taste better than square ones.
  2. At the end of every party there is always a girl crying
  3. You're never quite sure whether it's ok to eat green crisps.
  4. You're never quite sure if it's against the law to have a fire in your back garden.
  5. Nobody ever dares to make cup-a-soup in a bowl.
  6. Prodding a fire with a stick makes you feel manly.
  7. Rummaging in an overgrown garden always turns up a bouncy ball.
  8. You always feel a bit scared when stroking horses.
  9. The smaller the monkey, the more it looks like it would kill you at the first opportunity.
  10. You never ever run out of salt.
  11. Old ladies can eat a lot more than you think.
  12. You can't respect any man who carries a dog.
  13. There's no panic like the panic you feel when you've got your head stuck in something.
  14. Despite constant warnings, you never actually met anybody who had their arm broken by a swan.
  15. The most painful household incident is stepping on an upturned plug with no shoes on.
  16. People who don't drive always slam car doors too hard.
  17. You turned into your dad the day you put aside a thin piece of wood to stir paint with.
  18. Everyone had an uncle who tried to steal their nose.
  19. In every bag of chips there is always a bad one.

All true? None true? Some true? Let us know what you think for a bit of fun - submit your vote below.

Readers' Comments

CJ, Pembs writes:

Really good! I thought I was the only one who thought these things. I've had 3 injured swans and they really are cowards; they hiss a lot but rarely attack unless breeding. But I believe they COULD break a bone.
We also owned several stallions over the years but I do feel scared when stroking other people's horses. I do run out of salt and I am grateful that I did not turn into my father!



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Winston S Churchill


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