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i was told when i was young that if i swollowed gum my stomach would grow teeth to chew it

gammie
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One time my best friend Jaquelyn said that if you swallowed gum it would immediately go right to your heart and stick there where it would clog your "heart tubes" (we were seven, OK?) and then your blood couldn't go anywhere go it would go in your throat and you'd drown. Jaqueline was quite a tale- spinner and I was a pretty stupid kid. Hence, my username. Hey, I will soon be known on this site as the very stupid little kid.

Stupidkid
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I used to believe that if you swallowed chewing gum it got stuck in your stomach for years and years. But, being a not-too well off kid, i didn't want to waste a peice i was eating, so i stuck it behind my ear (an idea i got from the film "charlie and the chocolate factory"). of course, this stuck to my hair and i had to have it cut.

Anon
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myu parents told me if i swallow my gum it will be stuck in my throat and i would breathe i stoped believeing that last 2 yrs ago and im 12 now

stephen s
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My parents told me that having too much candy, or particularly gum, would rot my teeth. I thought that it would instantly turn my teeth into the yellow rotten things I saw on posters at the dentist's office.

I still don't chew gum.

Anon
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When I was a kid, I swallowed a gum ball, and my mom told me not to worry because it would come out in my poop. For days I checked my poop, expecting it to come out whole, and worrying that it was still inside when it didn't.

Anon
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Up until I was about 8 or 9, for some reason I didn't like to spit out my gum, I had this thing for swallowing it. One day while I was sitting at the doctor's office with my mom, I started to figure out what happens with the gum when I swallowed it. Then I had this mental picture of my throat...there was a floor-like board that would cut off my throat from the rest of my body and it almost looked like a dark, poorly-lit room. I thought that whenever I swallowed my gum, it would land on that floor, and just accumulate. I pictured multi-colored, chewed bubblegum just piling up, and I stopped swallowing my gum after that because I thought that if I didn't stop, it would just build up until I couldn't swallow anything anymore, and then eventually, I would have chewed bubblegum coming out of my mouth. I guess I figured that because food at some point dissolves in your mouth, food passes but since gum could potentially be chewed forever, it would never dissolve and would just sit there until there was no more room. Needless to say, it was a very productive doctor's visit.

Stella
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u no that at first, gum is hard and it is only chewy once bitten into, wee i used to believe that the chewy stuff inside was made up from old chewed up gum. i couldnt chew gum again for 2 years.

also i always thought that swallowing gum killed u, i nearly had a fit yhe first time it happened.

gum hurts
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When I was in kindergarten, I brought some chewing gum in one day and proceeded to chew it (not knowing the rule). The teacher noticed me and told me to go put it on the trashcan over by the sink.

When I went over there, the teacher's assistant was cleaning some small surgical scissors, tweezers and a knife. I got scared and cried because I thought she'd cut little chunks of gum out of my mouth and slice bits of my tongue off.

As it turned out, she used the tools to demonstrate something later on in class, but I steered clear of gum in school all year, just to be safe.

Jessica Tinch
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(please remember that i was very young when this happened!)

i was at my friend's house when his mum came in to offer us some chewing gum. she offered it to evryone and we sat around the table playing cards. i had never seen gum before, so i just put it into my mouth, chewed it then swallowed it. i looked around and saw everyone was still chewing it, and i was thinking how slow they all were. it was only until i asked my dad what it was that i realised how stupid i was.

toni
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My nan believes that if you swallow chewing gum, it will stay in your stomach for 7 years. Some of my friends also believe that it just sticks to the inside of your stomach and never comes out! o_O

BOOSH! Checkmate!
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When I was little, i had the very bad habit of swallowing a lot of bubble gum. My mom used to tell me that one day I would get stuck to the toilet seat! I didn't care and still don't as I still swallow gum.

NANCY
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My mother has an irrational hatred of bubblegum/chewing gum so I was brought up to believe that it was bad and the old story that if you swallow it, you'll basically die. So one day as I was taking my life in my hands, chewing some gum, it accidentally flew out of my mouth, rolled across the ground and was quickly eaten by a Jack Russell terrier, I panicked and ran off. For years I carried around the guilt of being a dog killer and I could never tell anyone because I was so ashamed. The thing is, I am still not 100% sure the dog did survive the incident, though I am pretty sure it would take more than that to kill a dog, wouldn’t it?

Paulo
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i used to think if you swallowed bubble gum it would take 5 years to digest and it would get burnt by the acid in your body.

josh
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We believed that if you swallowed gum it would remain in your stomach for 7 years. We also believed this to be true of swallowed finger nails, so I always imagined a place in my stomach full of chewed gum and bitten fingernails!! Glad I know now.....

rain
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I used to believe that if I swallowed bubble gum, a bubble gum tree would grow inside of me.

Ryan
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When I was 8 , I thought that if you swallowed bubble-gum, it would make a bubble in your stomach and you would need to get operated in order to get it out. Now I am 10 and I'm not sure anymore since I've been on your site.

Taďsa
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when i was a little wee girl, i always used to swallow my gun instead of spiting it out. well one horrible day, my mom told me that if u swallow your gum one more time, it will not digest in my stomach. i rubbed my stomach and i just started to cry. then i thought of myself in 17 years and i imagened my self as a big bellied girl who no one talked to. because i swalloed so much gum. it made me so sad.

joslyne anderson
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I used to think that if you swallowed your bubble gum you'd pee through your mouth.

Becky
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My father hated chewing gum so he told me that chewing gum was made of cat's gut. I had always assumed that it was tru and didn't realize that it wasn't until I was in my 20's (and I still can't chew gum)

Anon
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