18 Best Childhood rumours that you thought were true

Without the shadow of any doubt, '90s kids had a great and memorable time in their childhood days. Those days, there were no social media channels and each and everyone hung out time and time again and did different kinds of activities. Children played outdoor games like cricket, football, badminton and other sports. 

On the other hand, others played indoor games like Ludo, Chess, Carrom board, Snake and Ladders, 'Raja Rani Police Thief'. Students also spent great time during their school days. We used to play pen fight in classrooms and life was simple and fun. 

Remember the slam book? All those singers, astronauts, pilots, doctors, cricketers, scientists are working today in the corporate office 9 to 5. More than that, we believed all silly rumours and we thought all of them were true. We kept on spreading the rumours every now and then and it became viral all over the country. 

18 Best Childhood rumours that you thought were true

But today, we all know those rumours were false. When someone said Shaktimaan would come to save us when we are in trouble, in reality, 'Shaktimaan' didn't come to save us in the first place. Those days were simple and fun. Shaka Laka Boom Boom pencil can create everything you desire. But in reality, it turned out to be an art and nothing else.

Some children also purchased custom-made Shaka Laka Boom Boom pencils only to know that they can't create anything out of their drawings. They were left disappointed. Back in those days, children literally believed what they saw on TVs. Now, in this article, we will go through some of the best rumours.

1. Our seniors, relatives and most importantly our parents told us that "Life will be easy after 12th class." We believed that was true. However, as the years passed on, we realized life is challenging. Everyone faced real-time challenges after class XII.


2. MRF is a popular tyre company in the world. However, in the 90s era, MRF was not recognized as a tyre company. It was known as Sachin Tendulkar's bat. We all thought Sachin was the owner of the MRF.


18 Best Childhood rumours that you thought were true


3. Remember collecting chocolate and Britannia biscuits wrappers to get scores to win and participate in world cup matches. This was one of the best rumours and the funny part was that we collected some wrapped even from street dustbins.


4. "When a spider bites us, we will turn into a Spiderman". Whoever said this must have been a movie freak because s/he must have watched the Spiderman movie and believed the entire movie was actually true.

5. When we were juniors, we used to believe what our seniors used to say. They told us "Undertaker has 7 lives and the phenom came back from the dead". However, when we grew up, we came to know that WWE is scripted. Although the show goes as per the script, it’s not fake. Let’s appreciate the wrestlers for risking their lives to pull off such stunts.

18 Best Childhood rumours that you thought were true

6. "If you swallow the seeds of a watermelon, a plant will grow in your stomach." We believed this rumour as well. In fact, the truth is that watermelon seeds are good for us. In fact, watermelon seeds are a strength of nutrients like folate, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, potassium. Seeds are highly nutritious and are rich in amino acids, proteins and vitamin B complex. Watermelon seeds help in boosting the body's metabolism..

7. The blue part erases ink. We have been trying it for ages but still we haven't learnt a lesson that the blue part doesn't erase ink. The blue part is only meant for wiping out pencil marks on heavy grades of paper or dark marks. On the contrary, the soft end (pink/orange) is meant for erasing pencil marks on light grades of paper. The soft end is also used for precision erasing like removing a light stray mark from among dark.


18 Best Childhood rumours that you thought were true


8. During our childhood days, we don't pay attention to what parents say, even when they share good information with us. This is what they threaten us by telling lies. When they told us not to cut nails at night, we didn't bother about it. But when they said, "Don't cut your nails at night, we'll be robbed!". Many started believing it.


Back in those days, when there was no electricity, people were not supposed to cut their nails because if someone stamps on it, there are chances that s/he may get bleeding and there were shortage of hospitals at that time. This is why they frame a lie telling us not to cut nails at night. But today, we have electricity, we can cut nails at any time and throw it in the dustbin.


9. During the 2003 World Cup finals between India and Australia, the then Aussie captain Ricky Ponting scored 140 off 121 balls including 4 fours and 8 sixes. His knock helped Australia score 359/2. In reply, India were all out for 234. Australia won the game by 125 runs and Ponting was named the man of the match. 



After the result, rumours were rife that Ricky Ponting played with a spring bat in the 2003 World Cup finals. This was precisely the reason why he was able to hit such maximums and that there is going to be a rematch soon. HAHA! This has to be the best cricket rumour.


10. People used to say if we bury our fallen teeth in soil, teeth will grow in our mouth. Hilarious!

11. Kane and Undertaker are brothers as per the WWE script. However, in real life, they aren't. Some still believe they are brothers in real life too. On the other hand, there were other rumours of Undertaker pouring acid on Kane's wife and that was the reason why Kane's face was red in colour. As we grew up, we realized it was nothing but his 'mask'.

12. People used to say Omni van is the vehicle of kidnappers because they have seen it in movies. When someone owns an omni van, we used to think that they are kidnappers.

13. The other rumour which people told us at Railway Stations was that "Coin becomes a magnet when the train passes on it".

18 Best Childhood rumours that you thought were true


14. In case you bump your head once to other person’s head, elders, parents and grandparents said: "you'll get a horn in your head. If you bump twice you won't."

15. Where are those who said "We can create eraser with milk and pencil wood." HAHAHAHA!!


16. Have you ever kept a peacock feather in your notebook and fed it with pencil shred and expected that it will give birth to many more feathers? It was one of the best rumours.


17. In most parts of Europe, it is believed that if a black cat crosses one’s path, then it is considered as ‘bad omen’ or ‘misfortune’. This is 2021 and do you still believe all these superstitions?


18 Best Childhood rumours that you thought were true

18. Don't shake or dangle your feet, else you dad will lose money. This was one of the worst childhood rumours we believed.


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