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    Default Things Parents Told You When You Were A Kid That You Found Out Were Not True

    What Did Your Parents Tell You When You Were A Kid That You Found Out Wasn't True?

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    That when a male duck climbs on top of a female duck then they were just kissing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearless123 View Post
    That when a male duck climbs on top of a female duck then they were just kissing.
    HaHa! That Is A Good One!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearless123 View Post
    That when a male duck climbs on top of a female duck then they were just kissing.
    I fell out of my chair laughing, thank you for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearless123 View Post
    That when a male duck climbs on top of a female duck then they were just kissing.
    xD

    I don't think my parents ever fabricated anything for me when I was a kid, now that I think about it, if only because I didn't ask a lot of questions. While I didn't exactly know how babies were made, I knew babies came from inside the mother and that it was awesome watching my little brothers grow in the womb and have her belly expand. My mom had books on pregnancies that I would look at from time to time when I was young. There were illustrations, but nothing graphic, so I knew a little about how the basics of pregnancy worked.

    Of course, then I got to the part in one book where it talks about "Hey, if you go deep, you'll have a boy! Girls are more shallow! Have fun!" I thought that was true, but then after a while, I came to the conclusion it was more likely an urban myth, and it didn't matter what my parents did, since I always had brothers because my mom took a lot of pills that made her alkaline levels higher, and thus boys were more likely.

    So yeah... my parents never gave me the talk, nor fabricated anything about sex. I learned it all on my own over time because I read a lot, and there was also that episode on NOVA about sex (briefly) and the growth of the embryo that I'm surprised Mom allowed me to watch (she said it was because it was NOVA, so she let me watch it, alone). Thus, I can't really think of anything my parents told me that weren't true, since they knew I was smart.

    WAIT.

    My mom told me my bear grew overnight because she sewed her head on another stuffed animal's (rabbit) body. I abused my teddy bear a lot, so she was falling apart. The sad part is I actually noticed she was taller and even questioned why she was taller, and yet I accepted that she "grew". I think I was four at the time, I don't remember what she said. But it explains why my teddy bear looks smaller in my toddler photos.

    Though it makes me wonder why I never remembered that. Guess it wasn't that important to me that she "grew". My bear was still my bear no matter what.
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    That babies came from storks which I was later stuborn enough to argue with the Biology teacher about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poképro1992 View Post
    That babies came from storks which I was later stuborn enough to argue with the Biology teacher about
    o.o...I feel bad for you man (Or woman). That must be really awkward to look back on. XDD
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    That Adam and Eve existed.
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    You know, there are plenty of younger folk on this site that may believe some of the things we are mentioning actually exist. Meanwhile, we are taking those beliefs and pounding them with a flaming jackhammer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystical Jackal View Post
    That Adam and Eve existed.
    ooooh shieett we got a religious debate on the way

    *Looks at the rest of the posts in the thread*

    Wait, nobody commented on this?

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    I think my step-mom told me that people that commit suicide go to hell because they can't ask for forgiveness.

    Bleh.
    Gee, how pleasant.

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    That I should enjoy high school because I'll miss it when I get older.

    **** THAT. College is much better than high school.

    But they didn't go to college so they don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebevan91 View Post
    That I should enjoy high school because I'll miss it when I get older.

    **** THAT. College is much better than high school.
    I wonder if they were talking about the free-time you get more in high school than in college. Because I sure miss high school just for that purpose. Especially since I don't have summer vacations anymore except for one or two week-breaks after every ten weeks :/.

    I dunno. My parents never really expressed that they miss high school, if at all, so I never got that mentality. They're high school sweethearts anyway, and except for one or two friends that they still keep track of, they only went to a reunion once, if just to see what happened to some of the popular folks. Mom said it was kinda funny, but sad at the same time.
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    That your High School years are something you look back at, *spoilers* that's b*******.
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    I was once told by my parents that babies come from pumping air into a woman's vulva to enlarge it and then she will give birth afterwards. Obviously not true but I still didn't have a properly functioning brain back then, so.




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    That I could be anything I wanted to be.

    I'm still not a bird. **** you, mom and dad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurry View Post
    That I'm handsome and smart.
    Man you deserve a medal for reading in my minds.

    Well I got the classics of Santa Claus, Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. I never asked too much about those things that, you know... us, kids... don't want to know about them... at this early age *erhem*.
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    Things start to make more sense when you grow up, and adults know what they're doing because that's what grown-ups are for. Here I am, legally an adult, and I've realized no one has any idea why they're doing what they're doing, and that's just how the world works.
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    That "Donkey Kong" was a typo of "Monkey Kong".
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    that having a college degree would bring me jobs, money and girls.

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    "Getting A's at school will make you rich & respected someday."
    Then I found out that my wealthy uncle, who's currently leading huge resort companies around the globe, was actually a "C" student, or "D" rather.
    Good attempt but it doesn't work that way, mom.

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    that having a college degree would bring me jobs, money and girls.
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    That my mom was going to stay 28 forever. My four year old self did math.

    That the Tooth Fairy existed, and the thing is that my dentist told me the same thing, and even gave me a case for the tooth. I didn't get money the fourth time I lost a tooth...

    And, that I was stupid and gullible. Not really...maybe a little gullible, but stupid e.0


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