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One of my uncles told me that fat people got that way by swallowing watermelon seeds. So every time I swallowed one I was terrified. Another uncle (yeah, great ones I have) told me that you got fat by swallowing gum, because it would blow into a bubble in your stomach. Needless to say, I was very careful when I chewed gum.

Kristin
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That if you wet a sweet wrap and put it in the freezer overnight, you'd get chewing gum.

Roxie van Renbsurg
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When I was about 5 years old, I had chewing gum for the first time, and I was told I couldn't swallow it. However, I ended up swallowing it anyway, and concluded that I was the only person who could swallow gum and that I was smarter than everyone else, because they couldn't swallow gum.
A couple of years later, my brother told me that if you swallow chewing gum, it stayed in your stomach for seven years, and I believed him. I was then terrified of swallowing gum, and I counted how many years it would take before the gum I'd previously swallowed would come out...

Sarah W
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I use to think that if you swallowed your gum
that it would stay in your tummy forever
so I aways pictured my gum as a tree sump that you sat on
and deers and rabbits and trees were in my tummy.
It looked like something out of Bambi.

Rebecca
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I blowed a lot of gum . So my mom told to stop it but i went on,then she told me it will eat my whole face. i never blowed it until i was 11

please dont eat me
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I saw my cousin chewing gum one day when i was 3 or 4 and i asked him what it was and he said gum. I asked where he got it from and he pointed to his mouth. I thought gum was your actual gums but it never came out for me to chew. His was green anyways.... not really the same thing, huh?

Anon
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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 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.

Wendy
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When I was a little girl, my soon-to-be stepmother would tell me that if I swallowed my gum, a big gum tree would grow in my belly and it would take 7 years to come out.

Kelsi
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i used to believe it took 7 years to digest gum

lorenn
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I thought that when I swallowed gum, it would eventually grow into a large ball of gum on the inside of my belly button, and that I would need surgery to get it removed. I wasn't told that would happen either, some imagination. I'm only 13 years old, just so you don't think I'm some 30 year old believing that would happen. xD

Libbee Zoo
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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.

Niktoria
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In pre-school and kindergarten, it was common knowledge that if you swallowed your gum, it would take 7 years to digest. Nobody would do it because we figured we'd run out of room for food after a while. Years later, people began to question it, but really no one was sure. I don't think I quit believing that until the middle of high school.

Eric
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My grandmother told my mum that if you chew juicy-fruit you would become a prostitute, I have no idea why. She beleived this up until the point when she saw a freind chew some and told her she was a prostitute.

moon
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I used to believe that if you chewed and then swallowed your gum, you would not be able to poop for a week. I was 10.

Victoria
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when i was younger my big brother told me that the glucose-fructose in chewing gum ingredients was what made it sticky and that it was actcually spider legs. I trusted him for 3 years.

candy-chan
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As stupid as it is, I remeber when I was about 4 years old and I used to be frighted to DEATH of the bubble writing on the bubbilicious bubble gum wrapper. I know that its sound very made-up but I remeber not being able to go to sleep because I was scared of the font. lol

amie
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One of my fam members tried to stop me from swallowing my gum by telling me if i did, and then later had to go to the bathroom, # 2, i'd blow up into a bubble and the only way to get down was for PaPa to shoot me down w/ his shot gun....I never swallowed gum again except for one time and then i didn't go #2 for a week...It took my mother a lot of convincing to get me to go....I believed this at least until i was like 11 yrs old.

Jessica
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I used to believe that if I swallowed too many wads of gum, they would stay in my stomach and one day they would all stick together and form a big ball and then it would expload in me and i would die. i was terrified of gum until i was 7!

(~)[-----Gum Wad
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my mom told my sister and I that if you swallow gum, it won't leave ur stomach for 7 years.

Victoria
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