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I used to believe that if you swallowed bubble gum and then hiccuped, you would slowly fill up with bubbles on the inside until they came out your mouth and nose and ears

Anon
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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 belive if you swallowed gum and then farted, you would blow a gum bubble with your butt.

Anon
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My brother once told me that if you planted a peice of gum that you hadn't chewed yet and you didnt take the wrapper off would grow into a money tree. I think that later he snuck outside and nabbed the piece of gum.

Ronald McDonald
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As a child my mother would tell me that if I swallowed gum, I would end up blowing bubbles out my rear if I farted and it would be really embarrasing.

DG
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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.

John
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my mom always said if you fell asleep with gum in your mouth it would end up in your hair!
I thought you would swallow it during the night & it would seep out into your hair thru your scalp.

Fawn
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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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My mom told me that when I chewed gum, little men in my mouth ran down into my stomach and told the little men down there to start disgesting. And then when no food came (since it was just gum), instead they'd start digesting my stomach. So I believed there were small creatures inside my body, who governed all my bodily actions. Imagine it, it's more traumatizing than it sounds.

Linda Boden
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the first time I ever had gum, my mom told me not to swallow because it was bad for you. She left the room and came back twenty minutes later and saw me drooling. I did not understand you could swallow saliva.

Anon
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When i was about 4 my mom always told me not to sleep with gum in my mouth,and if i did it would get in my hair. Well i had always thought that your body would automatically make the gum go to your head and get stuck in your hair! I thoought this until i was 10.

gum lover
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my cousin once told me that bubblegum was actually elephant snot and that's why you can't swallow it. it was a long time before i ate bubblegum ever again.

biscuit
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when i was young i used to think when u would buy suger-free chewing gum you got suger free with the chewing gum

green dude
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At dinner time my brother and I would put our chewing gum on a "gumparker". I wonder how long I actually chewed the same piece of gum. It also makes me wonder what other words (still in my daily vocabulary) were invented by my parents and are indecipherable to other people.

emily
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when i was wee my mum told me that if u swallowed chewing gum u'd grow a rabbits tail so i didn't ever ever do it until one day i was too curious that i hid under a desk in my bedroom to swallow it so she wouldnt see me and the tail never came. quite disappointing after the excitement that i could grow a tail had built up!

nico blue
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My Grand father told me that if i swallowed chewing gum i would stick to the toilet

Mr Jones
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i use to belive that chewing gum was a tablet so you only had it if you were ill

Adam
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I used to believe that the black gum balls used for eyes in some ice creams where balls of poison, so I never got those kinds.

Anon
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when i was a little girl and i would by mistake swallow my gum. well i would cry to my mom, and she told me to lay down and close my eyes. wile i closed my eyes she would take the gum out of HER mouth and "pull" it out of my belly button and say "see mommy has her magic she fixed its all better" and i was so happy!!!

tay tay
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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.

Anon
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