As a young man my mother told me that if I wore the wrong glasses then I'd lose my sight and go blind. Well I've not worn the wrong glasses and I can still see.
A friend told me that a vegetarian diet keeps you healthy and you live longer and avoid cancers and all that. I ignored that and here I am, years later, alive.
Religious people say that it's by faith that you are saved, not works, not deeds but faith. OK, I don't buy it but I can't prove anything just yet.
BMWs are no good in the snow. Tell that to the Germans.
Hangover? Try the hair of the dog...no don't bother with that one.
For an American president Lincoln was a bit of an odd looking bloke really.