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13 Lies Adults Tell That We Can’t Believe We Believed As Kids

If you sit down and think about it, you'll realize that that your teachers, parents, and camp counselors spent a solid decade punking you with ridiculous lies. When your kid gets fed one of these whoppers, brighten their day by making their favorite meal using Ragú®

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1. If you make a silly face, it'll get stuck like that

佳祥 王 / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: migasun

This lie was just a tease. After hearing that, who didn't spend hours alone at the mirror trying to get a silly face to stick?

9. You have to wait an hour to swim after you eat or you'll get cramps

Rob Bixby / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: scubabix

There's almost no evidence that swimming after you eat gives you cramps. This lie always seemed like a ploy to deprive children of 2 hours of key swimming time. First, there's the hour-long lunch, and then, the hour-long penalty for eating said lunch. Devious.

12. We have to leave the store because it's closing

Bethany King / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: bethanyking

Translation: We have to leave the store because you've requested $1,100 worth of merchandise in the last 15 minutes and almost destroyed a display of TVs with the shopping cart.