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biting my nails

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I used to believe that I would get worms if I bit my fingernails.

Leslie
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This actually applies to my brother. My grandma said that if you keep on biting your nails and eat them, you will grow worms in your stomach.

Brandi
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When I was little, my Mom told me that if I kept biting my nails I would grow hands in my stomach. One day I asked her if that was the reason grandpa's stomach was so big.

Silly Nilly
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I've always bitten my nails. When I was a little kid, however, I also swallowed the pieces of fingernail that I bit off. My grandfather told me that if I did that, a fingernail would start growing inside of me! So I soon stopped swallowing the nail pieces and instead started using the trash can.

Dave
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I used to believe that biting my nails would cause my hair to turn the color that they happened to be painted. This helped me to stop biting my nails.

Mandi
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Thanks to my father, I believed that there was a limited supply of fingernail. Once that was gnawed off, my nail would no longer grow back. This by far worked way better than the hot sauce and and the bitter polish to get me to stop biting my nails.

J
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When I was younger, I use to bite my finger nails until one day my mom told me that they would never grow back if I kept doing it. I believed her, and till this day, I have never bit my finger nails.

Anon
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That bitng my nails would cause worms in my tummy

Anon
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When I was 5 years old, my aunt told me if I didn't stop biting my nails, I'd get worms. The only kind of worms I knew of were earth worms. Terrified I would have a bunch earth worms growing in my stomache, I never bit my nails again.

Khristina
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When I was about 4, my mum told me that her dad bit his nails when he was a kid and that, after a while, they just gave up growing and never were a normal length again. It certainly stopped me from biting my nails, but it only occurred to me TODAY that it might not be true, so I googled it. If only I could say I was still relatively young or really dumb... but no, I'm a straight-A student in my GCSE year. If only I had been more cynical and disbelieving as a child...

K
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I used to bite my nails a lot. Every time I got a stomachache, I would imagine the little crescents of my nails poking into the lining of my stomach. Unfortunately, I could never stop biting my nails.

Ouch
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My aunt told me when I was little that she had to have her appendix removed and it was full of fingernails & bubble gum, so don't ever chew your nails or swallow your gum. I believed her, so I never chewed my nails and panicked if I accidently swallowed my gum.

Wanda
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when I was little, my dad told me that if I continued to bite my nails, they would have to remove one of my organs because it would have a ton of little nail bits embedded in it. Scared me, but didn't stop me..

jasonchic
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when i was 6 or 7, i used to bite my nails. so one day my sister told me that a nail-tree would grow inside my stomach..! needless to say i believed her and stopped at once

erini
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I used to believe that when you bit your fingernails a hand would grow in your stomach. And that when you ate the seed of a fruit that fruit would grow in your stomach. Needless to say, I didn't eat much fruit OR bite my fingernails!

Anon
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I used to believe that if I bit my finger nails, a hand would grow in my stomach.

Anon
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I used to bite my nails alot and my mom would be so disappointed in me so i put nail polish on to stop myself from biting my nails and i made the worst mess ever so when she got mad at me i was really confused and i said i was just trying to stop myself from biting when i taste the nasty flavor

Anon
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I used to chew my fingernails until my older sister told me that I was eating my own bones, and I believed her.

Anon
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When I was little probably about the age of 4, I needed to go to the doctors for a routine meningitis injection, and as I was sitting in the doctor's waiting room and I asked my mother why I needed to have the injection? She replied by saying "Well, because you bite your nails, you need to have an injection to get rid of all those germs in your belly!" So I went in petrified of the thought of all the germs (which I thought were actual monsters!) so ran into the room to have the injection. And to this day, I haven't bitten my nails since and they are so strong! I thank my mother....but also wonder sometimes what possessed her to think of that?!

Carys
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I used to have a really bad habit of chewing my nails. My mom said that whenever you chewed them (and swallowed/ chewed them) it was cutting up your insides and eventually you'd die. To this day, I never chew my nails!

Eden
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