Skip To Content
    Updated on Oct 4, 2020. Posted on Sep 30, 2020

    20 Things That Absolutely Terrified Millennial Children That Are Actually Completely Harmless

    I used to be so afraid.

    As kids, we were convinced...

    1. The Bermuda Triangle is not only VERY real, but it will have a VERY big impact on your life:

    so did anyone else go through a phase as a kid where u were genuinely concerned ab the bermuda triangle???? 6 y/o me was like bro???? why are we not solving this PROBLEM??

    2. Tearing off the mattress tag is a capital offense:

    Did anyone else believe as a kid that theyd go to prison or arrested if they ripped the tag off of a pillow or mattress?

    Cveltri / Getty Images

    3. If you swallow a seed, a plant is going to grow in your body:

    Did anyone else genuinely believe as a kid that if you swallowed a watermelon seed, you’d grow one in your stomach???

    4. Quicksand will be a GIGANTIC issue in your small Northeast town:

    did anyone else think as a kid that quicksand was going to be a much more a prevalent issue in life?

    Alphaspirit / Getty Images

    5. You're going to accidentally eat silica gel and poison yourself:

    Who else believed as a kid this silica gel packs had poison in them...? ☻

    6. A murderer is hiding right behind that shower curtain:

    When I was a kid every time I went to the bathroom I was paranoid like

    7. If you turn on a light in a car, the car will immediately crash:

    Why did my momma make me think it was illegal to turn a light on in a car while you were driving throughout my whole childhood

    8. Demons will appear if you don't keep your eyes open in the shower:

    Me opening my eyes after washing my hair for .2 seconds cuz i think a demon watching me

    9. And demons always come out RIGHT after the light goes out when you're running up stairs:

    When you turn off the basement lights and run upstairs before the demon catches you

    10. Meteors will be a MAJOR thing:

    I was really concerned about meteors when I was younger. I thought they’d be a bigger problem than they turned out to be.

    11. You gotta watch out for booby traps around every corner:

    As a kid I thought booby traps were going to be way bigger problem than they turned out to be

    12. Someone is always trying to read your mind:

    13. Your face will get stuck like THAT if you keep doing THAT:

    Do parents still tell their kids “your face is going to get stuck like that” when they make ugly faces? Or was that only used to traumatize our generation?

    14. And so will your eyes:

    Did anyone else’s parents used to tell them if you cross your eyes too long they’ll get stuck like that?

    15. There's a shark in the deep end:

    My irrational childhood fear

    16. Gum will never leave your stomach:

    did anyone else use to believe that gum would stay in your stomach for 7 years if you swallowed it pls say yes or i’ll feel weird

    17. The moon is following you:

    Who else believed that the moon tried to keep up with the car you were in when you were a kid?

    18. One day, you'll be forced to write in cursive every single day for the rest of your life:

    Did anyone else as a kid, believe that when you got older you had to write in cursive all the time?

    19. Skunks are nature's apex predators and are out to get you:

    Did anyone else think as a kid skunks would be much more of a pressing issue

    20. And one day, you'll just randomly blow up:

    Did anyone else think spontaneous human combustion would be more of a issue when they were a kid

    Note: obviously, quicksand and meteors can be dangerous. This is an entertainment post, not a dissertation, king.

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form