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When I was little, my friend told me hubba bubba was made from whale fat, im still not sure if it's true or not.
I used to belive if ya chewed on your gum to long, your teeth would fall out! And...oh damn I forgot somthin else.....oh yeah, I also thought bubble gum was made out of rubber bands...I always thought I was putting gum in ma hair....:)
I was told that Hubba Bubba and Bubbalicious contained spider's eggs and that's what made it so crackly and poppable. EW- I still hate gum.
I used to believe that all things that tasted minty (Gum, peppermints) worked just as well to clean your teeth as mouthwash did.
I used to believe that you shouldn't swallow gum because it would stick to you heart and make it stop beating.
when i was 5 my sister used to tell me if i got chewing gum stuck on my self it would stay there forever i never ate chewing gum again till i was 6 and a half
Someone told me that Chewing Gum, if swollowed, would stay in your digestive track for up to seven years. But after asking 4 different doctors and 2 dentists I have come to the conclusion that is not true.
It is unhealthy to swollow it though.
When i was about 6, my mom was trying to stop me from swallowing my gum. She told me that if you swallow your gum, it will get stuck to your lungs and you won't be able to breathe. I never swallowed gum again and although i'm 19, i still believe it.
I used to believe that if you swallowed chewing gum, when you farted, you would blow a bubble out your butt.
I believed the urban legend that gum stayed in your stomach for 7 years if you swallowed it.
I used to believe that if I swallowed gum I would bubbles when I 'trumped'.
When I was about 9 I was told that if you swallowed your gum then it would be in your digestive tract for 8 years. So I figured that with all the gum I must have swallowed already I'd have gum inside of me for the rest of my life. Thankfully I learned that gum is digested just like everything else. :) I still don't like swallowing my gum anymore though. 0_o
When I was young my mother told me that if I swallowed bubble gum, it would stick to my liver.
when i was younger my big brother told me that the glucose-fructose in chewing gum ingredients was what made it sticky and that it was actcually spider legs. I trusted him for 3 years.
When I was about five and learning how to chew gum, I thought that every time I accidently swallowed it that my parent would ge a message in their head saying that I did. Since I thought they already new i swalled it, I'd tug on my dad's pant leg and just say, "Sorry Dad".
When my brother and I were younger (he is older) we used to play a game called blowing bubbles (with bubble gum) and one day we were playing blowing bubbles and he made a super large bubble and then he leaned down, only to pop the bubble in his belly button. Needless to say it took about an hour to get all the gum out of his bellybutton.
I used to believe that when chewing gum lost its taste it wasn't sticky. I stuck some flavourless chewing gum in my hair and it stuck. I hid it from my mum because I knew she would freak out. After 2 weeks she noticed and I had to have a huge chunk of my hair cut out.
I used to believe that if you chewed and then swallowed your gum, you would not be able to poop for a week. I was 10.
One of my uncles told me that fat people got that way by swallowing watermelon seeds. So every time I swallowed one I was terrified. Another uncle (yeah, great ones I have) told me that you got fat by swallowing gum, because it would blow into a bubble in your stomach. Needless to say, I was very careful when I chewed gum.
I used to have the hardest time with the concept of 'Sugar Free' chewing gum. I wasn't sure whether it meant you got free sugar with the gum, or if it was just extra sweet.
My friend went to this camp called 'Sugar Free Kids'. I had an especially hard time with that one.