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post #31 of 47
You guys have some good ones!!

I think the one I remember is if you eat a watermelon seed, it would grow a watermelon in your tummy!!

I will have to do some more thinking.....
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks View Post
You guys have some good ones!!
I`ve had a good laugh reading all these
post #33 of 47
Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
My dad used to tell a fantastic story about the extinct Naugas and Moes. They became extince because they were hunted for their wonderful pelts, which were used to make Nauga-hide furniture and Mo-hair products. My grandmother had a Mohair sofa, and my father told us kids that it was from the very last in a long line of brave maroon Moes. He used to spin fascinating stories about these two, shy reclusive animals. My sister and I, and all my cousins, would be speechless with awe, listening to those clever tales. I half believed, for quite a long time, that there were really such beasts as Naugas and Moes.
Oh, that is so sweet! Your dad had a great imagination and passed it down to you!

The only one I can think of (besides the watermelon seed thing and the gum thing) is when I was staying at my Grandparents house one night and I would not go to sleep. My grandfather told me I had to sleep because Sabre Two (my stuffed dog) had to play too, and he wouldn't play as long as I was awake. Ummm...can you say backfire??? Like I was going to EVER go to sleep if I thought my best friend was actually going to come to life! Yeah, he always regretted it, and so did my parents for the next few weeks. I was a very grumpy sleepy child.
post #34 of 47
There IS a Nauga! I remember when I was a kid the TV ads had a wonderful cartoon Nauga-monster from whom Naugahyde supposedly came!

Here's an eBay listing for one of the magazine ads of the time:

And here's something I found while searching for that -- it's a wonderful nauga-myth from the Naugahyde people themselves!
post #35 of 47
Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
When our brother was about 9 years old we told him that the army was comming to take all boys to fight in the war. We tricked him into wearing dresses and makeup for one good weekend out of the summer....It was hilarious! The best part was that my parents went in on it to. We acted like a normal family and started calling Nathan Nathana. Man that was a funny weekend!

This is the only story I can think of right now.
That made me laugh out loud! Your poor brother...I'll bet he was furious when he found out he'd been had!
post #36 of 47
...............& the Easter Bunny. In Australia there's a book called 'Snuggle Pot & Cuddle Pie'. In it there are gumnut babies & I believed they lived in my garden.
Girls at school used to say that if you went into a certain building in Sydney they made you become a nun.
post #37 of 47
I remember being told that a certain fast food joint used kangaroo meat instead of regular meat. For YEARS I never ate there, even when I knew it was nonsense.

I remember Bloody Mary and agree - I don't want to find out if its true or not
What about candyman too? Seems like there was something with him and the mirror as well.

Oh yea, I once tried to dig a hole to China...I didn't get very far
post #38 of 47
Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
My aunt told me one day that if i sucked my thumb, it would fall off
We were told that as well, my mums uncle only had one thumb so we were always told we'd end up like him
post #39 of 47
My Dad told me if I swallowed my own blood that I would turn into a vampire. So every time I lost I tooth I would freak out trying to spit all the blood out of my mouth. I believed him till I was 11 or 12 and my mom finally asked me why I freaked out so much. She didnt know hed been telling me that!
post #40 of 47
My friend Mary that I met when I was 5 years old (we are still best friends now) Told me when we would play outside at night and we would have flashlights... NOT to shine my Flashlight up at the Sky... because an Airplane would think I was an Airport & would LAND on ME.

For YEARS... this TERRIFIED me... & when I would see ANYONE shine their flashlights up at the sky I would get SO SCARED and freak out on them! As I didn't want any Airplanes landing on them or on ME!

Years later I told her that I TOTALLY believed her... lol & she told me she only told me about it because she believed it too so she wasn't being mean. She was just helping out her friend so I didn't get squished by a plane
post #41 of 47
There's also the "bloody mary" one, where you turn the lights off and look in the mirror and say "Bloody Mary" three times, Queen Mary comes through the mirror and kills you. I don't think I could do it to this day.
I forgot about this one. I would refuse to look in mirrors for about a year after my friend told me this. I was so scared. I dont think I could do it to this day really. I would be terrified something could happen. LOL
post #42 of 47
Originally Posted by taterbug View Post
1) If I swallowed a watermelon seed, a watermelon vine would grow out of my ears!
My dad told me that it would grow in my stomach!
post #43 of 47
Originally Posted by BarbB View Post
My dad used to tell my youngest sister they found her somewhere as a baby; talk about childhood scars LOL.

-Chewing gum would not digest and would build up in my stomach larger and larger if I swallowed it;
-Frowning would make your face stick that way.
LOL! My Husbands Mom used to tell him that they found him on the side of the road next to a Dead Racoon, they took HIM home because HE was more lively...
post #44 of 47
Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post

There's also the "bloody mary" one, where you turn the lights off and look in the mirror and say "Bloody Mary" three times, Queen Mary comes through the mirror and kills you. I don't think I could do it to this day.
LOL! I was the only one of my friends that would actually DO it. Cause I didnt believe it for a second.

*then I'd FREAK em out & scream* & they'd all scream... wooo, that was SO much FUN.
post #45 of 47
I guess I was no fun as a kid -- my father had introduced me to scientific reasoning so early that I never bought into those stories...

Except once, when my maternal grandfather (who was a hoot, and I adored him) told me that if I cut my hair with pinking shears, it would get curly! I had board-straight hair, so I really wanted to believe that one!

So of course I went inside and asked Grandma if she had any pinking shears. When she asked why I needed them, I explained what Grandpa had said, and she marched over to the back door and hollered, "Daaaave? What nonsense are you telling this child?"

All we heard from the back yard was Grandpa cackling and slapping his knee...
post #46 of 47
My parents used to tell my sister and me that they'd sell us to the gypsies. I don't think it was if we were bad. They would tell us this every night before bed. Actually, I don't remember if I believed this, but they did tell us this for years.

I barely remember them doing this, but they'd play us the War of the Worlds Orson Welles radio show, and convince us that we actually were being invaded. Apparently they did this more than once (we must have been very young), and they still think it's hilarious.

Oh, and I still believe the Bloody Mary thing. My sister and a friend did it once in Elementary school 13 years ago and still swear they saw her.

post #47 of 47
When I was about 5, I was with my sister, who is 6 years older, in the backyard digging a hole in the snow after a big storm. She told me that if I dug deep enough, I could go visit the land of Oz.

...after about 2 hours of digging she felt sorry for me and told me she was just kidding...
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