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19 Lies You Believed Growing Up In Britain

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4. That repeating "Bloody Mary" three times in the mirror would result in her ghost showing up and probably killing you.

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Bet you still aren't brave enough to try it in a darkly-lit room while holding a candle.


6. And that a device made from paper could accurately predict the future.

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Although you probably didn't fully believe in it – it was basically just a fun a way of passing time during history lessons.


14. That swallowed chewing gum stays inside your body for seven whole years.

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Actual doctors, and not your mum, say that it passes through your system just like any other food. Still probably best not to swallow though.

15. And that swallowing the stone of a plum would cause a tree to grow inside of you.

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It happened to be me when I was just a five-year-old. I collapsed on a lawn in tears thinking I was going to die.

16. That a former pupil in your school had swung on the back legs of their chair, fallen backwards, and cracked their head open.

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Tbf this was a pretty realistic scenario, and shoutout to the teachers who went the extra mile and added their own twist to the story.


19. That turning on the inside light of a car while it was moving is illegal.

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I actually contacted the Department for Transport about this one because I still believed it . Turns out it's not illegal, however "care must be taken to ensure that light within the vehicle does not distract the driver or impair his or her night vision." The more you know.