The wheat and barley test was a pregnancy test used in Ancient Egypt. Women had to urinate on wheat and barley seeds for several days. It it was the wheat the one which germinated, then she was expecting a baby girl, but if it was the barley, the baby-to-be was a boy.
Wheat and barley pregnancy test
By Iván Ferrer Durbà B.Sc. (biologist & science teacher) and Sandra Fernández B.A., M.A. (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 06/29/2015