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12 lies you were told as a child and totally believed

Ah, the innocence of youth.

1. That you could tell if someone liked butter by waving a buttercup under their chin

Why this information was important, we’ll never know.

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2. That if you spun around three times and flushed a toilet, you’d see a nun’s face

“I SAW HER!” – every child, lying through his/her teeth

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3. That lying turned your tongue black


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4. That eating your crusts made your hair curly

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5. That eating carrots would protect your eyesight

You’ve never seen a rabbit wearing glasses, have you?

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6. That it was desperately important to leave out Guinness for Santa Claus

It gives him sustenance and energy for the long night, you see.

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7. That if you swallowed orange or apple pips, a tree would grow inside you

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8.  That thunder was just the sound of God moving his furniture around

Just moving the couch and armchairs around, don’t worry your pretty little head about it.

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9. That your goldfish/cat/dog had just gone to the farm

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10. That if the ice-cream van was playing music, it meant that he had run out of ice-cream

A likely story.

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11. That your Mam knew someone who was ‘never the same’ after using a ouija board

In hindsight, you doubt that there was anyone in Carlow who had a bad experience using a ouija board, but sure look, some lies are necessary.

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12. That the guards dealt with bold children

“If you don’t behave yourself, we’re calling the guards.”

Or, if there wasn’t a guard around, any man would do. “I’m telling That Man if you don’t stop your messing.”

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