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You will become a cow if you lie down soon after eating.

  • There is a famous superstition in Japan as the following:


    “You will become a cow if you lie down soon after eating.”

    In fact, I was also taught like that.

    I have no idea why it is a cow, but I think that it says “you will get fat like a cow.”

    Lying down soon after eating is regarded as a bad manner in Japan.

    Therefore, in order to admonish such behavior, this superstition was born.

    However, according to a medical study, lying down for about 30 minutes soon after eating is good for your health — it will play a role in the digestive process.

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