Clive Bull is Leading Britain's Conversation.
19 September 2017, 16:59
It's a famous old wives' tale that conkers scare spiders away. Why is it that this actually seems to work?
Mystery Hour Question
Why are conkers supposed to keep spiders out?
Name: Carol, Chelmsford
Qualification: It worked for her daughters
Answer: You have to drill a hole in the conker to release the smell. It helped with keeping spiders away from my daughters' rooms.
Name: Paul, Chelsea
Qualification: It worked for his son
Answer: It's to do with the smell. It works in my son's room.