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What were the myths you were told as a child, often by other children, that you believed until realisation hit home?

One I really believed was that if I swallowed the pip of an apple ๐ŸŽ a tree would start to grow in my stomach!

Lynibis
26 days ago
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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold26 days ago

Not a myth as such but I read once that a lady seeing reindeer was stunned & amazed that they actually existed, apparently upon learning Santa was not real she had assumed that it also applied to reindeers too. Did make me chuckle but I can see how she could have come to that assumption. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
26 days ago

Well, I guess it's hardly surprising when you think that many folk think soap actors are really their characters and Brits are blaming our Chinese citizens for covid19.

I was always told to eat carrots so I could see in the dark and eat my crusts to make my hair curly!

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davidstockport
davidstockport26 days ago

Lynibis That's strange you posted that while I was typing my comment about bread crusts for curly hair, yours was posted less than 14 seconds before mine.

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Dennab
Dennab26 days ago

I still believe toilet roll cures coronavirus.

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davidstockport
davidstockport26 days ago

That's a myth - toilet roll just comes in very handy if you're in one of the very vulnerable groups and find out you've got it,โ˜บ

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Dennab
Dennab26 days ago

davidstockport Thanks for clearing that up. Flour definitely cures coronavirus though - any type. Mix it with alcohol handgel and paracetamol for maximum effect.

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davidstockport
davidstockport26 days ago

Dennab No! No! No! You forgot the eye of newt, lizards leg and a dragons droppings,โ˜บ

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davidstockport
davidstockport26 days ago

I'm not sure I believed it because I already had curly hair and ate the crusts on bread. But the myth that eating the crusts on bread would make your hair curly.

Apparently this myth goes back over 300 years,https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/04/the_odd_body_crusts_curls/

My own theory (just a theory) is that it might have been to prevent food being wasted. So many children wouldn't, and many still won't, eat the crusts on bread.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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26 days ago

Very true David. Our posts crossed.

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davidstockport
davidstockport26 days ago

Lynibis I made a similar reply to your comment.โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees25 days ago

Carrots will make you see in the dark. Spinach will make you strong like Popeye.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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25 days ago

And who would want arms shaped like Popeye's lol. Enough to put you off spinach for life, mind you I am off it anyway.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees25 days ago

Lynibis that's very true. But I guess as kids you watch stuff and don't realise order how weird and abnormal stuff is in cartoons!

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Golfforall
Golfforall25 days ago

That a antibacterial hand sanitiser (preferably in a pretty pumpy bottle ) is any use against the corona virus .

Soap is good ,granted , and washing hands is good - and don't we all have several bars of soap in the household ?

For those who haven't yet twigged (possibly from spending all their time clearing the shelves of said handwash ) it aint no better than a bar of soap !!!

Want something that does KILL the latest nasty ? Then you'll need a hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol .

Best of luck finding one ! I'm making my own . 66% Rubbing alcohol , 33% Aloevera gel , essential oil (a few drops to taste ) . Job done - that does work and less than ยฃ10 per litre , a litre is a lot !

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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25 days ago

Lol, you are a little bit late with that one.

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/chat/recipe-hand-sanitiser

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Golfforall
Golfforall25 days ago

Lynibis I've been banging on about it on various posts on here for a few days now . There are various recipes on line (probably better ) but I've just simplified it.

The main point I've been trying to make is that antibacterial handwashes are no better than a bar of soap . So no point in clearing the shelves of them ( as is sadly happening ).

You can't get hold of an alcohol based sanitiser (of the shelf ) currently - but you can your own very cheaply .

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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25 days ago

Golfforall I get you, but if you read the link you will get me too. Totally agree with you but let's just say that some disagree. I am all for handwashing but 2 minutes after washing you may touch a surface, car door, handle, bell etc and then touch your face......................

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees25 days ago

We don't all have several bars of soap in the household, no. I never use bar soap, just liquid.

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Golfforall
Golfforall25 days ago

Totally agree , sadly folks are panic buying the wrong thing without a clue why . I would think folks should realise this is serious and not rely on urban myths spouted on Social media and do their own research from boring (but trustworthy sites ) such as the BBC .

By the way I know the reason folks are panic buying bog rolls - and it has nothing to do with any shortage or that they have any more than normal use in the current climate . All will be revealed when I have more time .

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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24 days ago

Hi Golfforall I hope I haven't missed your reveal and have you posted it elsewhere? Do please tell as the suspense is killing me!

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Golfforall
Golfforall24 days ago

Lynibis Bog Rolls (even a pack of 9 ) are big and bulky . Therefore even large supermarkets probably only have a few hundred packs in stores (storage space ) . Mr and Mrs Panic Buyer see people leaving supermarkets with an "economy pack " (you can't hide them ) so head straight to the aisle and gleefully snap up 2 or 3 packs, and so it goes on ad infinitum till the stock is gone .

There is no shortage of bog rolls (unlike some other items ) and I suggest even the most incontinent of families aren't going to use 80+ rolls in the next few months let alone weeks .

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
24 days ago

Golfforall oh what a disappointment, I was expecting a really juicy conspiracy theory lol.

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hspexy
hspexy25 days ago

If you point at the moon, when you wake up the next morning youโ€™ll find a cut behind your ear. Spookily enough, I woke up with a sore ear one morning as a kid...only that one time...

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garygemmell
garygemmell25 days ago

Did your dad give you a "clip round the ear hole" too!

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hspexy
hspexy24 days ago

garygemmell lol no, more likely my mother! or it was self harm - I donโ€™t sleep walk but I know for some reason Iโ€™ve kung fu kicked during my sleep...not great for anyone next to me ๐Ÿ˜œ

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Johnny
Johnny25 days ago

If I pulled an ugly face, my mother would say:

"if the wind changes your face will remain like that for everโ€

On the other hand, looking in the mirror this morning, I see she may have been right after all. ๐Ÿ˜‚

At least her story about there being a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was true. But she might have warned me about those ruddy leprechauns.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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25 days ago

I remember the face changing one!

My father only had half an index finger and would often tell me he lost it picking his nose. He would put the stump to his nostril and it did look as if half his finger had disappeared!

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees25 days ago

Lynibis as bad as it must have been to have lost it, what a great prop for that story/lesson!

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Johnny
Johnny25 days ago

Lynibis Do you remember how Dave Allen lost his finger?

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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25 days ago

Johnny oh my gosh, Dave Allen. No, I had never heard that but he was so droll. I love his build ups, so different to the rapid fire humour of comedians today.

I wish dad had had a funny story but it was a simple act of carrying a pain of glass that slipped.

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Johnny
Johnny25 days ago

Lynibis ...pain of glass...

thereโ€™s a (unintended) pun in there somewhere ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
24 days ago

Johnny Oooops that was a slip, just like the glass, I can spell honestly, but think I will leave that alone for as you say it is a good pun!

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell6446824 days ago

I used to feed my dog rabbit and guinea pig food from their food bin. My mom used to tell me the dogs ears will start sticking up like a rabbits ๐Ÿ˜‚

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