Old Wives, one of whose tales has been offered some vindication by a paper in Archives of Ophthalmology that links certain cases of blurred vision with intense sexual activity. "Maybe this gives us a physical explanation as to why there were some old wives' tales that certain sexual activities could result in blindness," said researcher Neil Bressler.
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Santa Claus. New Zealander Michael Lindsay was sentenced to six months' jail for breaking a window at a service station, while dressed as Santa Claus last Christmas, when the attendant refused him a free ice-cream.