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When I was little, my mom told me that if I ate my boogers they would turn into worms and chew at my insides. I stopped eating my boogers.
My sisters convinced me that mucus was dead brain cells and if you picked your nose, it would make you stupid.
When i was little, i always wondered why my grandpa had big nostrils and one finger with no nail. So i asked him why. I remember him saying he poked his nose a lot and that the booger monster bit his fingernail off. So i never picked my nose and now i tell my kids the same thing.
To scare me out of picking my nose, my grandmother told me the boogers would turn into worms.
...This only made me try harder.
when I was very young i used to eat my boogers until my mom told me that I would get tuberculosis and die if I kept doing it. I believed that one up until my teen years.
when I was little I used to eat my boogies so my mum told be that I would grow a boogie tree and I would have to go to the doctors to get it removed
when I was 5 my mom told me to stop picking my nose and ofcourse i didnt listen so she told me that I picked my nose and ate all the boogers I wouldnt be able to breath and die :( pretty harsh but I believed her
When I was little, my mom told me if I ate my boogers I would get worms like the dog.
When I was younger, I used to think that little dwarfs lived in my nose and mined booges like crystals. I was afraid to hurt the dwarfes if i picked my nose. I imagined them like the ones in Snow White.
I used to believe that if you picked your nose too much it would fall off and it would bleed all the time and never stop. So I would go around and say " You better stop picking your nose or it will fall off"!!
my mother always told me that if I picked my nose my eyeballs would fall out of my head! I knew that when you sneezed your eyes always shut so I always thought there was a definite relationship between one's eye and nose functions.
my nan had 9 out of 10 fingers amputated and so she used to tell me that she picked her nose and the cockroachs ate them. :S i actually belived her...
I used to believe that the reason I would get sore throats were of all the buggers I ate, and they amassed into one large bugger patty in my throat
i use to belive that when you picked your nose when you were ill and ate your bogeys it would make you better
When I was younger my father told me that if I picked my nose my nostril would stretch to accommodate the size of my finger.
Lord knows I didn't want big holes in my nose so I stopped picking my nose.
On the bus in elementary school there was a boy picking his nose. I started yelling how gross it was (especially since he ate it) when he argued back that boogers were made of sugar. I argued it was dirt and other gross stuff but he honestly believed they were sugar and ate them like candy.
If you eat your boogers you'll get worms
my mom told me that if i would pick my nose i was pulling my brains out. i was about 4 and that scared me. i am now 14 and havent touched my nose since
When I was in kindergarten an older girl told me that if I picked my nose, worms would grow in my stomach. I asked her if she meant earthworms, and she said yes.
I didn't believe her, because I knew earthworms lived in the dirt and weren't parasites.
My uncle once told me that if you picked your nose too deep a spider would grab it and your finger would be stuck forever. Oddly, it didn't break my habit of picking, it just gave me severe arachnophobia!