"Facts" that we learned as kids that just aren't true

  • Oh the things parents say to get their child to do/not do something. A Reddit user asked "What did you learn in elementary school that turned out to be false/a lie when you reached adulthood?" More than 14-thousand comments came in and there are definitely some on the list I was told as a child. How about you?

    "That cracking your fingers gives you arthritis."
  • "If someone is picking on you, that means they like you."
  • "This will go down on your permanent record."
  • "That when bears hibernate, it's one really, really long nap. Apparently bears just nap a lot in the winter, and it's not a three-month mega-nap."
  • "That I wouldn't have a calculator in my pocket."
  • "That my face was gonna get stuck like this."
  • "Turning on the light in the car is illegal."

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Boy (8-9 years) making face, studio shot, portrait

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