Can conkers keep spiders out of your house? What science says about the theory
Many people may have heard placing conkers around your room can help keep spiders out.
Walnuts and the fruit of the Osage orange tree are said to do the same.
The theory is the eight-legged creatures can't stand the smell.
But is there any truth to it?
Not according to the Royal Society of Chemistry which insists it is nothing more than an old wives tale.
After failing to disprove the theory themselves, the organisation set a cash prize for anyone who could disprove the theory.
A primary school bagged the cash after pupils conducted tests.
When they placed the animals in boxes with conkers... read more
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