Sunday, February 27, 2011

Why do I believe weird stuff?

I have a vivid memory of an elder cousin telling me that bubble gum was made from rats! He had seen it in the basement of a bubblegum factory.

Now, this cousin was known for bluffing. Yet, I around 10 at the time, seem to have believed him. I think I had dreams or nightmares about the manufacturing of bubblegum.

Decades later, I once casually talked to my cousin and he did not have the faintest recollection of the rats and bubblegum story! May be I had just had the nightmares.

What I find weird is that for years, I did not eat chewing gum or bubblegum. Even today, any time I eat it, I am reminded of this story.

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