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I noticed that chewing gum came in packs of 5 sticks of gum, making it hard to share gum evenly with your friends. I concluded it was part of a conspiracy to force kids to learn how to do fractions and division! This conclusion was reinforced when I observed that the big gum packs came with 17 sticks of gum!
My friends told me in junior school that if I chewed gum and swallowed it that it would give me appendicitis!....Guess what I did and it didn't!!
I used to believe that if you swallowed your gum that you would crumble up and smell like a dead animal !!!!
my mother told me if i ever swallowed chewing gum i'd turn into a pig, i believed this for many years.
When I was five or six someone told me I should not swallow my gum because I could not digest it. I kept waiting for the day gum would come up my throat because it was piling up in a stack in my tummy.
When my best friend and I were 10 or 11 years old we decided to test the gum swallowing theory. I chewed and swallowed a whole pack of grape gum and marked it on the calender to see if it would come out in seven years. We also planned an elaborate funeral if I died instead. Two days later at her grandmothers house, I pooped out a turd with wads of purple gum stuck to it putting to rest the seven years theory. We were also relieved that I didn't die.
How did we celebrate? MORE GUM!
when I was seven my brother told me that if I swallowed chewing gum my arm would drop off.
When I was 4 years old, I asked my baby-sitter why she didn't chew gum in bed at night, and she said that it was because when she woke up, it would end up in her hair, and from then until I was 11, I thought that if you slept with gum in your mouth, it somehow fell to the back of your head and came out through your hair follicles (though I obviously didn't know that word at such a young age).
I was told that if I swallowed gum that it took years and years to digest. And when it finally did I would be constapated for a long time because of it.
My mother told me chewing gum was made from horses hooves!
I believed for the longest time, that if you swallowed chewing gum it would stick to your insides.
of course my well meaning parents told me that swallowing chewing gum would make it stick to the insides of my tummy and i wouldn't poo properly. so i stuck it behind my ear one day for later (saw it on tv)- my best friends mum ended up chopping out a HUGE chunk of my 'crowning glory' and we all had to keep it from mum cos i wasn't supposed to chew gum. i think i cried
When i was wee my brother told me if i swallowed chuggy, when i went to the toilet i would blow a big bubble out of my bum float out over the neighbourhood and all my fiends would laugh - believe i did not laugh!!! Bearing in mind that my brother also made drink his urine mixed with "no more tears" shampoo, i sometimes wonder what he is doing today!!
When I was about 5 years old, my dad told me to be careful when chewing gum because if you swallowed it, it would get stuck to your stomack, and never come out. When I would accidently swallow my gum I would think to myself that I would have a belly full of gum by the time I was older.
My father would always tell my little brother and me when we were younger that if we swallowed our gum, we'd get stuck to the toilet seat forever. We'd laugh it off but we both admit to being extra careful in the bathroom afterwards. Not anymore, of course.
My older brother told me that if I swallowed gum it would stay in my stomach for seven years. Everytime I swallowed a piece I would calculate how old I would be when the gum finally got digested. I did this for years. I finally clued in when I was about twenty.
i used to belive that if you swallowed bubble gum it would be stuck inside you forever. i always refused gum or spat it out quickly once i was done chewing it until i was 9.
When I was young, I used to believe that if I swallowed my gum, it would be stored someplace in my body until I turned 18, when it would all come out at once. So I always made sure to spit my gum out.
I also thought that if I forced my eyes out of focus that it would affect everyone else's vision, too. They would see things blurry, just like I did. Finally, when I was about 10, I sat my Mom down and did it, and of course, she didn't see anything differently.
My grandmother would tell us that if we chew, chewing gum at night we actually chew the bones of the dead. Until today I have a bad feeling when I pop a chewing gum at night
my mom used to tell me that if i swallowed gum it would stick to my heart. AH