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Myths and Legends

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I thought it would be fun to have a thread about myths and legends that we may have tested for ourselves but found out true. This doesn't mean any of them are guaranteed to work, but have at least worked for a few of us.

For example, I always heard a myth that if you rub the two negative ends of alkaline AA batteries together right after they die, they will recharge at least 15-20% Well, I was out snapping photos at night when the 4 AA's in my camera died. So I took them out rubbed the negative ends together for a about 10-15 seconds. Sure enough I was able to take 20 more photos that night at longer exposures (meaning my camera was on almost continuously with the LCD display completely lit up. The next day, I was able to take 45 more photos for a class project. It still is going at this moment. Not sure how many of you knew this, but my friends sure didn't know. But a couple of my buddies have tried it and it works! BTW, Duracell batteries were used.

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no myths i've been able to prove/debunk, but thanks for your tip wolverine, i will certainly keep that trick up my sleeve in the future.

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My wife tells me that when leaves on trees blow inside out (you can see the lighter side) that it's going to rain. She's right every time. :D

Good tip wolverine!

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Here's a well-known myth------Republicans think you can cut taxes and increase spending, and the budget will balance!!!

Haha, Alabama pulled it off. $500 Million surplus. That was mainly caused by revenues from large business and industrial expansion.

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When I lived in the Mountains of NC, I heard you were to put a bean in a jar for every foggy morning you had in August. That would represent how many days of snow you were to have in the winter. You would pull a bean out for every snowy day and at the end of winter your jar should be empty.

It actually nailed it a couple of winters, but not all.

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We don't need more moderators for this section. Now I have to deal with 2 off topic posts.

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We always had the little wind/weather rhymes for fishing:

When the wind is from the west, the fish will bight the best

When the wind is from the south, the fish is hooked in the mouth

when the wind is from the east, the fish will bight the least

When the wind is from the north, no fisherman will go forth.

Pretty true. East winds usually bring cold, rainy weather which is bad for fishing.. whereas west winds bring favorable weather and south winds bring storms which are good for fishing.

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When I lived in the Mountains of NC, I heard you were to put a bean in a jar for every foggy morning you had in August. That would represent how many days of snow you were to have in the winter. You would pull a bean out for every snowy day and at the end of winter your jar should be empty.

It actually nailed it a couple of winters, but not all.

Ok, this has flown over my head!

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