29 Of The Weirdest Lies Our Parents Told Us Growing Up That We Actually Believed

List RulesVote up the parent lies that hit close to home for you.

Lies to eat our veggies, lies to keep us safe, lies to get us to go to bed. It's impressive what our parents got us to believe. 

  • 1
    108 VOTES

    They Owe You Money

    From Redditor u/ktbunny:

    "Your passion and talent for art, games, web design, and photo-manipulation won't make you any money. Go to college for something that will get you an actual career, like Psychology." I graduated high school in 2007. I wanted to go to a particular "College of Art & Design" for game design or industrial & product design, but I listened to their advice instead. They were VERY WRONG.

    Weird parent warning?
  • 2
    172 VOTES

    Use Your Turn Signal Correctly

    From Redditor u/[deleted]:

    That if I used one brand of shampoo and a different brand of conditioner that my hair would fall out. Also when I was five or six I asked what would happen if you went the opposite way that you turned the turn signal, my mom told me the car would explode and kill us. Not sure why she told me that s***.

    Weird parent warning?
  • 3
    296 VOTES

    It's Not

    From Redditor u/dcxr:

    Turning on the lights in the car while driving is illegal.

    Weird parent warning?
  • 4
    120 VOTES

    Calligraphy Is Dead

    From Redditor u/Mr_Saturn1:

    I would be unemployable if I didn't learn cursive handwriting. Parents and teachers made me think that every job interview would have a cursive test in which they would measure the loops on the L's or something.

    Weird parent warning?