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I didn't grow up with parents but my grandma told me a few strange things.

1. Don't point at the moon. The moon goddess will get angry and attempt to cut your ears off while you are sleeping.

2. Don't shake your leg when sitting. You will lose your future wealth.

3. Each grain of rice is made with two drops of sweat. Don't waste food.

4. If an item becomes 100 years old, it comes alive. If it was abused and not taken care of, its spirit will exact revenge on the owner. Take care of your things and don't throw them away if they still work.

5. Don't store dangerous things for a long time in a dark area. It will attract evil spirits. Let the sun in once in a while.

Lots of other things but these come to mind.


Is your grandmother Japanese? A few of those sound like old Japanese tales.


She was heavily influenced by the Japanese since she grew up with them during their occupation of Taiwan. She also lived in Japan a good while and is able to speak fluent Japanese. She only knows Japanese and Taiwanese, actually. I'm guessing she followed their traditions as well.

She also told me other stuff.

If you're wasteful with your food, you'll be trapped in purgatory and forced to eat all the rotting food you threw away during your lifetime before you're able to pass on.

When visiting temples and shrines, always walk up and down the steps. Do not run. Also, never walk up or down the middle of the steps since the middle path is reserved for the gods and they will curse you if you make them angry by doing that.

Don't use sharp objects at night when in a dark place.

Women with pointy and noticeable canines will not be good wives.

When naming a child, you must count the number of strokes required to write their name and make sure the number is lucky or at least not unlucky.

Never sleep with your head directly under a window. Spirits will try to take control of your body during the night when you sleep.

If a bird flies into your house, that is a sign of bad luck. It means someone living in the house will get sick or injured soon.

An intact snakeskin shed by a molting snake is great luck, especially for gamblers. The shed skin of a white snake brings fortune.

Alcohol lessens the distance between a person and the realm of gods and spirits.

Snakes are often messengers of the earth gods. If you kill one for no reason and it happens to be a messenger, it will curse you with a supernatural disease that will eventually kill you.



She has lots of interesting stories, too. I love hearing her stories.
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Weirdest lies parents tell their children?

Duck and Cover.

That one is not only weird. It's criminal.

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Whenever they say that they're not going to get mad but they still do.
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My grandma told us that smelling each other’s farts would make us stronger. Worst Christmas ever for us, funniest Christmas for her.
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"You came from the Stork."

"I'm part bird?!"
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We don't say the "B" word in this house.
the "B" word was "bum"
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"Kneel down and say your prayers, you're all going to die now", Grandfather said, gravely.

We had eaten watermelon for the first time in our lives and because we hadn't known we ate the rind too. We were aged 3,4,5 & 6.

We did kneel down and cried . We were on the porch. My sibs all blamed me because they'd asked my advice and I had said the rind seems like cucumber so why not eat it. Grandparents were inside holding their sides with laughter whilst we were arguing who was dying first.
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Weirdest lie my parents told me was that I was adopted.
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if you didnt wipe your butt, it would rot and fall off. (still not sure if a lie :/)
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My mom said that if you swallow your gum, your butt would stick together. One day, I swallowed my gum and started crying. She just started laughing and gave me water with sugar in it, saying that it was a "magic potion," which would fix my butt.

I was pretty annoyed when she told me the truth, but I guess you could say I put it behind me.
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My parents were way too real with me, no santa clause or easter bunny, no babies coming from storks or monsters, I'm kinda disappointed to be honest.
That being said, I had a friend who was told an interesting spin on the usual santa clause story. His parents told him that santa was actually a billionaire with insane lock picking skills who would fly around America(in this story each country had its own santa) with toys bought from Target and deliver them by breaking into people's houses. To convince him it was true they had a friend of theirs come by each year in a santa costume. That lie is apparently better than the usual one since he was the last person in my class to stop believing in santa clause.
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your mom is inappropriate for making such an anti-semitic comment
That was almost enlightening.
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Weirdest lie my parents told me was that I was adopted.


That is a messed up thing to tell a kid lol
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Zachman wrote:

"You'll shoot your eye out kid."


i saw u break ur glasses with that red rider bb gun
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My Dad left my mom before I was born so I have 0 memories of him, and my mom worked all the time so I also have 0 memories from her as a kid.

But I do remember that at 3 I still drunk milk from the bottle, my grandma told me one day that the bottle was taken by the cockroaches and I hated cockroaches so I didn't cry when they started giving me milk in a cup.

At 5 my aunt told me that there was a witch living in our house, and she was living in the attic. I believed it and I was always afraid of that house because of it, I never visited the attic and I always had nightmares....=_= worst childhood ever thanks to my aunt.
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