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I used to believe that if you swallowed bubble gum, it would take seven or eight years for your body to digest it!
When I was young, my brother convinced me that if I chewed a piece of gum for long enough it would turn into a chicken bone.
I used to think that all the black spots on the sidewalk were pieces of gum that had been stepped on so many times that they got all dirty and turned black. Gross!
If you swallowed chewing gum, it would grow a tree out your belly button. Same for watermelon seeds, except watermelons would grow, not tree's.
When i was little my mom always use to say that If i swallow gum that it gets stuck in my tummy, and then i will never be able to eat, so once when i chewing gum i swallowed it by accident so i started to cry, so my mom came in the living room and told me why are you crying so i said because i am never going to be able to eat all because i swallowed the gum so she started to laugh.
i use to belive that chewing gum was a tablet so you only had it if you were ill
When I was young, someone told me (probably my Mom) that if I swallowed bubble gum it would make my ribs stick together. I immediately got a mental image of two of my ribs with bubble gum sticking to both of them. The few times my children have swallowed gum, I have gotten that mental image in my head and quickly scolded them. Even though I know it doesn't stick to your ribs... right. lol.
I remember my dad use to tell me if you swallow too much bubble gum that a giant bubble would blow up in your stoumach and you would blow up too. I believed him until I turned seven years old! I still remember it until this day!
When I was about 2 or 3, the shop across the street from my house sold these flavoured bubblegum fthings like banana to even chocolate milkshake, i think it was about 42 flavours they had and the greatest of all it was each one of them had a different colour wrap, depending on the flavour. So with a bit of help from the nanny me would go to the shop and id get at least 3 gums a day and of course id end up swallowing it - just because it tasted SO GOOD that i couldnt resist myself to do it -. Thing is though, my 2 older sisters (9 and 18 years old) would tell me the gum was gonna get stuck in my stomach and that i would get such a big belly that my parents were gonna find out i had been eaten gum all day. So the ONLY and MARVELOUS solution -according to my "caring" sisters was to take a tablespoon of cooking oil to "grease it all down" and "release" the stuck bubblegum from my sytem.
This carried on for about 3 weeks - and i agreed to it just because i loved bubblegum so much - until i told the nanny my stomach hurt and that i kept having diarrheas, both my sisters were grounded and forced to eat something nasty like broccoli everyday for 3 weeks.
PS: i still swallow gum... and im 23
my mother always told me that if you swallow your gum there will grow a bubblegum tree in your stomach and it would grow out of your belly button if you would swallow your gum for the second time
When I was very small, I remember sitting in my mom's lap in the car(it wasn't going) and she popped some gum in my mouth. Just as she said 'don't swallow that' I had. I thought it was normal food. She panicked and told me that it would stay in my stomach forever.
Then she gave me another piece, as long as I promised I would never swallow it.
Unfortunately I am allergic to gum now(aspartame) and can't have it...
When I was little a close friend of the family told me never to swallow chewing gum because it would make my stomach stick together. I imagined that it would make me look really skinny with a waist only a few inches wide from the side view. That really scared me. I was embarrassingly old before I realized it wasn't true.
my grandma used to chew gum all the time... grandmas usually would have hard candy but mine had gum 24-7! i thought she chewed gum so much because it helped keep her fake teeth stay in her mouth...
OK!!! so when I swallowed my 1st peice of gum i was TERRIFIED because I thought it would come out the same way it was when i swallowed it like gushy and crap! i was scared. So then I thought that whenever you swallowed a peice of gum u would poop it out and it would be all gushy and chewed on. It was pretty nasty but then I asked my sister about it and she said no it stays in ur stomach for 7 years then I started to believe that.
NOW i dont know what 2 believe in anymore.
Bye PEACE OUT HOMIES!!! LOL!!!!! BYE [3
When i was younger i once swallowed chewing gum and didnt think much of it until i told my mum, she told to that because i had swallowed it, next time i would go to the toilet to do a number 2 i would blow bubbles out of my bottom! I was so upset and wanted her to get the chewy out of my stomich! It stoped me from having Chewing gum until i was alot older
When my cousin and I were about 5 and 7 years old, he told me not to swallow gum because it sticks to your heart if you do and you die. I was so scared to swallow my gum, from then on...until I got older.
i used to believe that if i swallowed gum i would fart a bubble
u know how kids allways eat chewing gums, so was i eated them, but when my mum was seen it she told that gums can stuck in throat and next time i would eat food will stick'd to gum so i will die cuz my stomach didnt get any food
when I was younger, my cousins gran told me that gum was made from horse-hair and I believed her, I always wondered why they didn't put it on the packet and used to look for it in the ingredients every time.
my cousins,ages 4 1/2 and 6,beleive that if you always chew gum,you don't have to eat,because chewing gum makes it impossible to be hungry or starve to death!
lol i wonder where they got that idea