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Starburst candy used to air commercials where they would show a person popping a candy into their mouth, and then the camera would switch to showing that person riding an exhilarating roller coaster ride, or sailing off the top of a mountain on a hang-glider. I guess this was to show how exciting the taste of Starburst candy was.
Except I took the commercials literally and thought that if I ate a Starburst candy, that I would instantly get shot off a cliff or sent flying around in a crazy (scary!) roller coaster. I held this fear until I was about 7!
Once when my mom was at the dentist and there was this guy with HORIBLE teeth, and he was sitting next to me when i was chewing my gum, and he told me that gum was made from a cats toung, and i believed and spit it out right that second, and when we were leaving i told my mom what he had said and she said it was true, i was devestated! lol
They still say today that swallowing chewing Gum makes it stay in you for seven years. If that was the case id be nothing but GUM!
I used to think if you chewed gum while using the toilet it would come out your butt. I would always spit out gum before sitting down.
i was told if you chewed gum and swallowed it if you were a boy it would stick your stomach together and if you were a girl when you grew up and had a baby it would be born with gum in its hair
my brother and I used to think we could make bubblegum balls ourselves. We would roll chewed up saltines into balls, cover them with pepto bismol (pink and minty), and leave them in the refrigerator to harden. it didn't work.
I used to belive that if you swalloed gum you would grow a watermelon inside of you but now i know it is not true.
My dad once told me that if everyone threw their gum out of their car windows, the city wouldn't have to fill all the pot holes. I was 12 before I realized he was joking. Unfortunately, I throw like a girl (because I am) and hit the car next to us instead of the street. That took some 'splanin.
When I was younger my parents, my grandmother, and my teachers told me that if you swallowed your gum, it would stay there forever unless you had the doctor take it out.
Once when I was about 6 or 7 I was playing with my cousins and sisters and they knocked me which Made me swallow my chewing gum. I freaked out and went and told my mum and dad. Well Thats when My father told me that it would block my butt up so i couldnt do a poo, and it would all build up and i'd explode... I freaked out even more and started crying, my dad just laughed I mean seriously what type of father does that to a child!!
When I was little, my sister told me that if I swallowed chewing gum, or just any lollie without chewing it, I would die. I remember a teacher handing out lollies. Then I swallowed mine and I was nearly crying. I'll never let my sister forget that.
My sister always pronounced - and spelled - chewing gum that way: jewing gum. She obviously thought it was a Jewish invention. Well, maybe it is???
I used to believe that those paper gum wrappers for Trident were actually free tickets to Disneyland. I saved every single one of them every chance I could get.
I was always told that if you swollowed chewing gum your Bum would stick together.
when i was litle my mother said that if I swallow chewing gums they will be atached to my stomach, and then I imagine the walls of my stomach full of different colors and tastes.
i was told when i was little if u swallow gum it would stay there for 7 years and i would have a gum tree in my tummy which would grow and make me really tall and i would never stop growing
When I was in kindergarten I believed that rocks developed from gum. I was chewing some one day, and spit it out into the dirt. Me and my friends went back to the same spot and dug it up, only to find a rock.
When i was five, i used to think that if you blew a bubble (from gum) and it got stuck on your face then you would have the gum one your face forever more.
when i was 6, my friends told me that if u swallowed bubble gum, it would sit in your stomach FOREVER & stick your sides together. i actually believed them.
that was until 10 when i swallowed a bubble gum & im still fine till now!
I used to beleive when i was really little, before i could blow bubbles with bubblegum, that only adults could blow bubbles. I thought that they had a special thing in their mouth that blew air into the gum and shaped it into a bubble!