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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.

Hollie
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my mother told me if i ever swallowed chewing gum i'd turn into a pig, i believed this for many years.

stuart hayward
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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!

Isabell, TX
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I used to believe that if u swallowed too much gum all ur bones wood stick together and u wouldnt be able to move your arms and legs

~Duckie~
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When I was little, one of my older brother's friends told me that if you swallow gum it will give you diharria! So I went around telling everyone not to swallow their gum. I still kinda believe that too!

Elizabeth
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my grandparents always told me if i ever swallow bubble gums, they will stick to my small intestines and make them all tangled up and stop functioning. i never dared to try but i did swallow one on accident. and i spent an hour trying to puke out the gum and when that didn't work, i was crying like a fool.

Anon
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When I was little, I was a REALLY good bubble blower. But one day my brother told me the bubble would get so big that it would pop around my face and I would suffocate. Still to this day, I don't blow bubbles, and if I see somone else blowing one, even a really tiny one, I cringe and cover my face. And I'm 23 in two months!!!

Benine
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My boyfriends granmother told him when he was a young boy that if he swallowed chewing gum it would go into his 'bits bag' (located somewhere near your heart) When your 'bits bag' is full, you die.
My boyfriend is now 27, he made me promise him that i would not swallow my chewing gum, because he is scaried i will die.

rosie
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I used to think that when you chewed gum you chewed GUN! Boy, I couldn't believe they'd sell guns to minors. lol

Doublemint Gun
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I used to believe that keeping your chewing gum behind your ear over night would keep it full of flavour for the next day

Troy
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I use to believe that the belief of ending up with gum in your hair if you wnet to sleep with gum in your mouth was not because it might fall out of your mouth onto your pillow, but that it would somehow absorb through the roof of your mouth through your head and into your hair.

Hank
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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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When I was younger I always swallowed my gum until one day I did it while with my grandmother. She told me that if I continue to do that I will blow one BIG bubble out my bottom end when I would "pass gas" as she called it. Now I have my own child and I tell him the same thing !

Missin' my grandmother
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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.

Darren Ebbing
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My mum used to tell me that bubble gum was made from horse's hooves. That was supposed to stop me from chewing it, I guess! I still remember that to this day, I am 55!

Jill
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I am 20 years old and I just learned this morning that if you swallow gum, it doesn't really stay in your stomach for seven years.

I'm not the brightest one in the family...
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I used to believe that when chewing gum lost its taste it wasn't sticky. I stuck some flavourless chewing gum in my hair and it stuck. I hid it from my mum because I knew she would freak out. After 2 weeks she noticed and I had to have a huge chunk of my hair cut out.

Anon
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Here I am laughing at what kids think. As a kid I've believed a couple of the things as well.

Until I get the to gum section. Imagine my shock to learn that gum does NOT stay in the stomach for several years like I've always believed. I had to Google it to prove myself wrong just now. I'm 34.

Calvin
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My mum told me that if I swallowed my chewing gum, the gum would stick to my internal organs and I'd have to go for an operation to get the chewing gum out of me.

Tryph
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My Uncle Billy used to tell us that if we swallowed chewing gum it would clog our bums up !

Coolbuzz
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