I had NO idea where to post this, so I hope this is okay.
A few months ago, I did my re-certification for CPR and First Aid - with a different instructor than I had the first time. The woman we had instructing us is a very ... "home-grown" woman. (I don't know how to explain it to people who aren't from our area! We have a very high rate of people believing old wives tales and other weird things... I had a highschool science teacher try to convince us that writing on our hands with pen could be poisonous because the ink would soak into our bloodstream. WTF?)
ANYWAY - this paramedic-and-first-aid-instructor told us to never tickle a baby's feet, because it will overstimulate them (or something) and KILL them.
Has anyone else ever heard this!? I actually LAUGHED because it sounds so RIDICULOUS, but she was all "NO! I'm serious! It happens!"
I haven't had the chance to actually ask a medical professional about it, and my late-night brain just remembered it, so I thought I'd ask here.