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    Sep 25, 2015

    19 Completely Ridiculous Rumours That Went Around Every School

    "Kel from Kenan and Kel died in a car crash".

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    1. There were bullshit rumours at every school in the country.

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    PENCIL LEAD IS ACTUALLY GRAPHITE, NOT LEAD.

    2. Some of them were more extreme than others.

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    We can report that Kenan and Kel are alive and well.

    3. Some of them were just gross, unspeakably gross.

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    You know the story, right?

    If you don't, it's better that you never know.

    HONESTLY.

    But y'know... if you did want to know the story...

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    4. Some rumours filled you with hope, but ultimately saw your dreams of starting the perfect family shattered.

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    The childhood innocence of thinking reproduction works by sitting back to back is just perfect though.

    5. There were school rumours that actually turned out to be partially true.

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    It's claimed that a child in Wales did turn yellow as a result of drinking Sunny D, but it was likely due to a product called "Carotene" found in the drink. The same thing would have happened if they drank the same amount of carrot juice as they did Sunny D.

    They basically just drank A LOT of Sunny D.

    6. This one is totally true, tbf.

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    DARE YOU TO TRY IT, SCAREDY CAT.

    7. Some rumours, if true, would have signalled the dawn of robot intelligence and the end of civilisation.

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    RUN, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES. THE FURBIES HAVE TAKEN OVER.

    8. One thing's for sure though, kids really enjoyed killing people off in their imaginations.

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    Literally still alive and well.

    9. If something rhymed, that meant it was true.

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    LITERALLY STILL ALIVE.

    10. We were ridiculous children.

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    Just... what?

    11. But we dared to dream.

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    12. Some rumours were just variations on an existing one.

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    You'd have to actually swallow the ink from about six pens for this to happen.

    (DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME).

    DON'T.

    STOP IT.

    DON'T DO IT.

    13. There were always rumours about "a girl from another school".

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    And they were always complete bullshit.

    14. Depending on when you grew up, there was always that one celebrity who'd had a piece of their anatomy removed.

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    Absolutely false.

    But that other celebrity, [REDACTED], did have their [REDACTED] removed so that they could [REDACTED] their [REDACTED].

    Or so [REDACTED] tells us, anyway.

    15. This rumour was not just limited to ribs.

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    Nope.

    16. This was an absolute classic.

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    Nope, two different people.

    17. Some rumours were invented just to stop your enemies getting too powerful.

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    Imagine a game that would punish you for putting hard work in.

    (That game exists... it's called life *cries*).

    18. And in the age of the internet, some rumours went around EVERY SINGLE school in the country.

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    NOOOOPE. The Sun printed a story at the time claiming the "Frosties kid" spoke to them to confirm that he was alive and well.

    Kellogg's also released a statement confirming the child was alive, and living in his home country of South Africa.

    19. Which obviously spawned this rumour:

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    He lived in South Africa all along, which is probably a good thing, because the advert never aired in his home country.

    The kid was 15 at the time... which makes him 24 now. Just think about that for a second.

    24-years-old...

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