We all heard it at some point in our childhood:
Photo by Tommy Wong Note: Falling asleep in a pool is definitely not a good idea.
"You can't go in the water yet! You just ate! Wait half an hour and sit there quietly, otherwise you'll drown!"
A stern warning from mom about drowning/vomiting/mean cramps was enough to strike fear into the hearts of most children, but there were always those skeptics--the kids who swore that it was a-OK to down a hot dog and jump right back into the swimming pool.
As adults, we tend to think a little more carefully about the warnings our parents issued during our childhood. Will walking outside in the rain when it's chilly really make you get a cold? (No.) Will your face really freeze that way? (Absolutely not.) Can you die from swimming right after eating?!More »