Bubble gum myth or truth? - page 2

When you were a child did your parents tell you to "Never swallow your bubble gum because it will ball up in your stomach and you won't digest it for seven years?" Well, I just told my son the same... Read More

  1. by   Hooligan
    Oh and there is some plausability in all the raw dough "myths". Dough has raw egg in it so if you're eating raw dough...then you're eating raw egg...and in raw eggs is....yup...Salmonella!!!! I still do it anyway!!

    ~Bean
  2. by   kids
    Chewing my hair would give me worms,
    swallowed gum would wall up in my stomach,
    eatten seeds would grow,

    And she was/is a Nurse

    What she didn't tell me was...
    eating cookie dough makes your hand hurt (smack goes the spoon on the fingers in the bowl)
    chewing your toe nails (me to Paprikat) makes your head hurt (smack goes the 'limp finger' on the top of the head)


    I told my kids all the same things
  3. by   nilepoc
    The hair ball is a true thing, called a bezoar. I took care of a psych patient who ate anything, and had to have many bezoars removed. He once swallowed a stethoscope so that only the ears were sticking out of his mouth.
  4. by   Brownms46
    My father told us that if you ate fish and drank milk it would kill you! And YES I beleive him! One day in senior high on a Firday...as we always had fish ...I ate the fish and drank some milk.. I was terrified the whole day....as I thought I was going to die!!! !! Geeze !!!
  5. by   rnoflabor2000
    Someone tried to tell me that I had to take the "eyes" off of potatoes, or they would kill me. Nice huh?
  6. by   Mary Dover
    Originally posted by Brownms46
    My father told us that if you ate fish and drank milk it would kill you! And YES I beleive him! One day in senior high on a Firday...as we always had fish ...I ate the fish and drank some milk.. I was terrified the whole day....as I thought I was going to die!!! !! Geeze !!!
    Brownms - my dad told us something similar, only it was fish and ice cream. He swore it was true. I'm still living, so I doubt it - if I get a hankerin for ice cream, doesn't matter what I ate previously. :uhoh21:
  7. by   SICU Queen
    Oh sheesh... y'all reminded me of something when you talked about trees growing out of your stomach from eating seeds...

    A lady came to the ER with the complaint that she had "a tree growing outta my coot". WEELLLL, upon physical exam it was noted that she had a POTATO in her vagina. She'd cut the end off, hollowed it out, and was using it as a diaphragm. It had been in for so long it sprouted. Hence, the "tree".

    Need I say the smell was terrible??

    My mom always said the gum would stick to my ribs...
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    You guys are a riot! Why do our parents do these things to us??

    I was told the gum collects in your appendix, and it would burst after only a few pieces. Also told the raw dough story... but I don't care about that one! Licking the bowl is half the reason I make any treats to begin with

    Heather
  9. by   dawngloves
    I was told if I ate sugar and salt together worms would grow in my stomach!
    And I know most of you remember the Pop Rocks and Coke myth?
  10. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by SICU Queen

    A lady came to the ER with the complaint that she had "a tree growing outta my coot". WEELLLL, upon physical exam it was noted that she had a POTATO in her vagina. She'd cut the end off, hollowed it out, and was using it as a diaphragm. It had been in for so long it sprouted. Hence, the "tree".

    Need I say the smell was terrible??

    EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! :imbar

    Gross!!! What was that women thinking?!?!?!

    Well I gotta say that using it as a diaphram once it sprouts and stinks would definately keep her from getting pregnant!!!!! Of course it will keep her from getting a date too!!!!!
  11. by   Furball
    When I was 10 I ate a WHOLE bag of black licorice while fishing with my brother at a pond. Later in the evening I developed a horrendous stomach ache and fever. Went to the ER in the middle of the night with acute appendicitis! I can't look at licorice anymore even 20 years later!
  12. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by Mary Dover


    Brownms - my dad told us something similar, only it was fish and ice cream. He swore it was true. I'm still living, so I doubt it - if I get a hankerin for ice cream, doesn't matter what I ate previously. :uhoh21:
    Yep my father said ice cream also...and he wouldn't let my mom serve us milk or ice cream on Fridays with fish!!! He REALLY did believe this! You can't imagine my horror when I realized what I had done! Never told anyone I had eaten the two together...and when I didn't die...I just figured I had got lucky! But come to think of it I don't think I have ever ate the two together again! Not sure why....as I know it isn't true....but at 13 and a freshman...I probably believed a lot of stupid stuff...:chuckle:
  13. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by Furball
    When I was 10 I ate a WHOLE bag of black licorice while fishing with my brother at a pond. Later in the evening I developed a horrendous stomach ache and fever. Went to the ER in the middle of the night with acute appendicitis! I can't look at licorice anymore even 20 years later!
    Hey Furball...

    I LOVE your little stick person...


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