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10 of the Silliest Things Kids Believe

It’s nice to see that some things don’t change. It seems that kids these days still believe all of the crazy things that we believed when we were young.

We’re not talking about Santa or the Tooth Fairy here, but those other things you believed…the things that your friends whispered to you during a sleepover. Or that your sadistic big brother told you in an effort to scare the ever loving crap out of you. Or that your parents told you in a misguided attempt to get you to stop doing whatever annoying thing you were bugging them with.

Not that I would know anything about that.

Check out my top picks for the silliest things kids (present and past) believe, and then tell me – What crazy thing did you believe as a kid, or what do your kids believe now?

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  • Don’t Swallow Bubble Gum! 1 of 10
    Don't Swallow Bubble Gum!
    If you swallow a piece of gum, it will stay in your stomach for 7 years. Or forever. OR, if you do it repeatedly, all the pieces will stick together and form one giant bubble gum ball in your belly. And nobody wants THAT.
  • The 30 Minute Rule 2 of 10
    The 30 Minute Rule
    You're going to drown if you don't wait (at least) 30 minutes to swim after eating!
  • A Watermelon Will Grow WHERE?! 3 of 10
    A Watermelon Will Grow WHERE?!
    Don't eat the black seeds or you could grow a watermelon in your stomach!
  • Beware of Drain Dwellers 4 of 10
    Beware of Drain Dwellers
    It's totally possible for snakes, frogs and other water loving creatures to make their way up the plumbing and out your shower drain, or up into your toilet blow. Probably while you're sitting on it, so chances are good that it will bite you on the bottom.
  • Careful When You Cough! 5 of 10
    Careful When You Cough!
    If someone smacks you on the back while you're coughing (or sneezing) your eyeballs could pop right out of your head! The same is true if you keep your eyes open while you sneeze. That's why they close automatically.
  • Oh, You Think You’re Funny Do You? 6 of 10
    Oh, You Think You're Funny Do You?
    If you make that silly face too often and/or for too long, your face will get stuck like that!
  • Monsters are Real! 7 of 10
    Monsters are Real!
    Monsters live in the closet. And under the bed. How else would they find little children on which to snack?
  • Don’t Let Your Feet Hang Off the Bed! 8 of 10
    Don't Let Your Feet Hang Off the Bed!
    The monsters that live under it will either bite them or grab them and drag you off of the bed! Hands should be tucked safely in the confines of the bed, as well.
  • Earwigs Got Their Name for a Reason 9 of 10
    Earwigs Got Their Name for a Reason
    Earwigs are called ear wigs because they crawl into your ears and "bite" you with their pinchers! Duh.
  • Don’t Step on a Crack… 10 of 10
    Don't Step on a Crack...
    Or you'll break your mother's back!

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