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when iwas younger... i had asked my dad hwere gum really came from b/c me nd my friedns where tlkin nd they said it came from whale blubber... but i loved gum so0 i was really hopping it didnt so0... i asked my dad b/c i thgought he knew erything ... so he says well you kno how gum can b sticky.. i said uh..huh... and hewas like well they tryd to make glue nd they messed up so ppl just started eating and now its popular i told all friends i really thought it was the truth....
My older sister used to trick us a lot. One day she told us she could turn paper into chewing gum. She gave me a little piece of paper to chew. Every now and then, she'd check to see if it was ready, and add a bit of gum to it, till it was mostly all gum. I swallowed it whole. Not the gum, the trick!
I used to believe that if I swallow chewing gum, a rubber tree will grow on my head!
i thought that those dried big glob of glue inside food wrappers were gum. i always peal them off and start chewing and wondered why they couldn't put a better taste there.
When I was little, my dad told me that my uncle could make gum come out of his ear. I believed him because I "knew" that people could make water come out their ears, so why not gum? He even had this big story about how one time it got stuck and he had to go to the doctor. The sad part is I found out he was lying when I was about 11 or 12.
I used to believe it took 7 years to digest swallowed gum. If that was really the case then I would have over 8,000 pieces of gum wadded up inside of me. 3 pieces a day x 7 days a week x 52 weeks in a year x 7 years really adds up. It is gross that I swallow that much but it is just a habit. Now I think I believe that the gum swallowing has saved me from many accidents and health problems. They will probably find someday that it is actually good for you!!!!!
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.
When I swallowed gum I imagined it sticking to the inside walls of me, specifically in my arms, and thinking that there was plenty of room if I accidentally swallowed more gum.
My parents used to tell me when I was about 5 that if I ate bubblegum and swallowed it that it would stay there for seven years.
They also told me that if I ate the watermelon seeds that in about a couple of years I would have a watermelon growing in my tummy.
My Mum told me that if you swallowed chewing gum, your bones would stick together inside you.
My aunt always used to tell me that if I swallowed gum, I'd turn into a frog!
When I was about 9 I was told that if you swallowed your gum then it would be in your digestive tract for 8 years. So I figured that with all the gum I must have swallowed already I'd have gum inside of me for the rest of my life. Thankfully I learned that gum is digested just like everything else. :) I still don't like swallowing my gum anymore though. 0_o
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.
When I was very young, around 5 or 6 yrs. old, I remember my mother telling me that if you swallowed your chewing gum, it would stick to your appendix and you'd have to have surgery. I guess I stuck that in the back of my mind and never thought much about it until I was about 20, right after I'd gotten married. I accidentally swallowed my gum, while doing housework. All of a sudden I remembered what my mother had told me. I always trusted my mother. Go figure.
Because it's awkward to do in public (yes, people can and do give you dirty looks for this), I prefer to swallow gum instead of spitting it in a trash can. This started at a young age.
My parents told me if I continued to swallow the gum, it would "gum up" my insides and my body would stop functioning properly.
For some reason, I didn't care enough about this to stop swallowing my gum.
my mom made me believe that if i swallowed my chewing gum, it would form one big wad in my stomach.
My granny always used to tell me that if I swallowed my gum everytime, it would get stuck and the doctors would have to operate on me.
I used to believe that when I swallowed my gum,it would take seven years to dissolve in my stomach!! But I wouldn't believe it IF my uncle didn't tell me-He even promised that it was true!!!
my cousins,ages 4 1/2 and 6,beleive that if you always chew gum,you don't have to eat,because chewing gum makes it impossible to be hungry or starve to death!
lol i wonder where they got that idea
I thought swallowing gum was bad because if you swallowed too much it would go to your mouth gums and eventually you would have too much gum in your mouth and you wouldn't be able to talk or eat. Part of me still thinks it's true..