Yeap, my people have some very interesting science going on. But if "pasar el huevo" sounds interesting wait until you see a "pasada de cuy"; same thing but with a guinea pig, but at the end it gets open to see his insides and find out what is your problem (like a 3D MRI, but much cheaper).
Cold drinks and air drafts: Lime/os will call "tener un resfrio", "estar con la gripe" or "estar con los bronquios" to anything related to the lung and bronchial system, and don't differentiate between them. Because of the high humidity (basically carrying water in the lungs) ingesting an abundance of cold things have a higher impact on the lungs as that water cools. Is not a great idea to put stress on your lungs when you are already sick; but besides that is like having a tummy ache after eating too much. The lungs will react and lime/os will call this a "resfrio".
Ironing and cold: In the good old days, irons would be wireless, you heard me right. You would fill them up with burning coals, basically having your hands and your wrist inches away from them for hours while you iron. That hand got really hot! as fun as it would be to cool it by putting it in a bucket of ice in the long run it will hurt your joints. Is people just repeating what once was true.
Cold milk: 20 some years ago you would have a hard time trying to find any cold pasteurized milk; it was either "leche fresca" or evaporated milk. Leche fresca was actually fresh and needed to be boiled before drinking it, and "leche de tarro" just didn't mix well with cold water (I don't know if that has changed). Basically most grown up Lime/os grew up drinking only hot milk.
Chucaque: this is a hard one, chucaque can mean multiple things. "casi me da un chucaque" means "almost had a heart attack" in the figurative way. Some people will call a chucaque to almost any kind of headache, but it refers mostly to a hard to describe tension/pain/discomfort all over the skull that happens often when people go to la sierra. Chucaque also refers to the cure for this pain that consists in pulling the hair of the victim.. i mean patient, until the muscles on the head pop! Yes, I had it done once, and yes, it does feel great, and no, I won't do it again. Finally, if you ever hear a mother telling her kid "te voy a sacar los chucaques, vas a ver!" just get out of the way, someone is about to be on the ending point of some tough love.
Ok, these were fun memories, but I have to get back to work and I'm already late for lunch.