Stuck in the Past? 17 Beliefs Boomers Just Can’t Let Go Of in 2023

The Boomer generation has witnessed incredible changes, yet some age-old beliefs just won’t be shaken off so quickly. We’ll keep a twinkle in our eye when we go through these 17 beliefs, because no matter how hard we try, someone is still going to insist they’re true!

Eating Carrots Gives You Night Vision

Carrots Help You See In The Dark
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Parents often touted the magical properties of carrots, saying they could turn anyone into a nighttime superhero. Sadly, they don’t grant night vision, but the vitamin A in them does help your eyes adjust to darkness quicker!

Cracking Knuckles Leads to Arthritis

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Remember the fear that every knuckle crack would doom us to arthritis later? Turns out, the crack is just harmless gas bubbles. But, doing it less might earn some brownie points at family dinners.

Chewing Gum Takes 7 Years to Digest

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The horror of swallowing gum, thinking it would set up camp for 7 years! Thankfully, our systems are adept at handling accidental gum intake (although we wouldn’t recommend it). Digestive systems for the win!

Sitting Too Close to the TV Ruins Eyesight

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The dire warning of being glued to TV screens causing blindness is outdated. While they can strain your eyes and cause fatigue, we often find ourselves cuddling even closer to screens nowadays, minus the old-school guilt.

We Only Use 10% of Our Brain

We Use Only 10% Of Our Brain
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Thinking we had vast untapped mental reservoirs was thrilling. Today, science tells us almost all of our brain is in daily action. So, no hidden psychic powers, sorry!

You Shouldn’t Swim After Eating

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That mandatory post-lunch wait before diving into the pool was standard. Truthfully, the biggest risk might just be some fleeting discomfort or the judgment of synchronized swimmers.

Shaving Makes Hair Grow Back Thicker

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Many feared that early shaving escapades would result in bear-like fur. Shaving doesn’t alter hair’s texture or growth speed. It’s more about genetics and diet than anything else.

Humans Swallow 8 Spiders a Year While Sleeping

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No, spiders don’t consider our mouths a perfect vacation spot. This urban legend caused many sleepless nights, but the eight-legged critters would prefer not being eaten alive, thank you very much.

Crossing Your Eyes Makes Them Stay That Way

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Making goofy faces without the fear of permanent cross-eyed status? Turns out, our facial antics were always safe. That being said, if it has us fooled for that long, maybe saying that was a great prank itself?

Chocolate Causes Acne

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Choco-lovers once feared the mythical acne outbreak post indulgence, and it was long considered the bane of supermodels. Turns out, zits and chocolates aren’t in cahoots. Go on, tuck into that dessert guilt-free!

Touching Toads Gives You Warts

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Old tales blamed innocent toads for warts. Although some can have poisonous skin, science has exonerated these critters of their wart crimes. The real culprits? Human viruses. We really owe toady an apology for that one.

If Your Hand’s Bigger Than Your Face, You Have Cancer

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Ok, we never seriously believed it, but this ridiculous belief was the ultimate setup for a cheeky prank. No scientific basis here, just pure playground shenanigans and gullible friends.

Wearing Hats Causes Baldness

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Love hats? Wear them a little too much? Well, never fear, because they’re innocent when it comes to causing baldness. You can blame genes or time, but that baseball cap from ’85 isn’t the villain here.

Swallowed Fruit Seeds Will Grow Inside

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Fear of an internal orchard after eating fruit is definitely more of a cautional tale to keep kids behaved. If you still believed it though, rest easy, for our tummies aren’t greenhouses. Seeds get digested, not planted.

Stepping on a Crack Will Break Your Mother’s Back

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Dodging cracks for maternal safety? Childhood beliefs were a bit wild. Thankfully, moms everywhere remain unaffected by sidewalk slips… well, unless of course it is the mother who has literally slipped!

Black Cats Are Bad Luck

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A black cat crossing the path was ominous, they said. Today, we know they’re just regular feline friends. In fact, many other countries actually believe the opposite, so there’s no way it can be both!

Breaking a Mirror Brings 7 Years Bad Luck

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If you’ve broken a mirror, tou’ll probably just get seven years of reminders to be more careful. Not exactly bad luck then, but definitely some long-lasting life lessons. Don’t be so clumsy!

READ MORE – 16 THINGS MEN KNOW (BUT WILL NEVER REVEAL TO THE LADIES)

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Have you ever wondered what men really think or do? Then look no further. A recent internet survey asked, “What are some ‘guy secrets’ girls don’t know about?” Here are the top 16 answers:

16 THINGS MEN KNOW (BUT WILL NEVER REVEAL TO THE LADIES)

18 BABY BOOMER SLANG PHRASES THAT MAKE MILLENNIALS SCRATCH THEIR HEADS

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While it’s easy for younger generations to feel like they’re steeped in slang, Boomers know that some of the best phrases have been passed down for years. Think you’re hip to all of them? Read on for 18 popular phrases of Baby Boomer slang. 

18 BABY BOOMER SLANG PHRASES THAT MAKE MILLENNIALS SCRATCH THEIR HEADS

20 THINGS OLD PEOPLE LOVE THAT THE REST OF US DON’T UNDERSTAND

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Different generations enjoy different things, but have you ever seen something an old person loves and thought to yourself, why? A recent internet survey asked, “What is something that old people love that you don’t understand?” Here are the top 20 answers.

20 THINGS OLD PEOPLE LOVE THAT THE REST OF US DON’T UNDERSTAND

20 THINGS WE DID WHEN WE WERE YOUNG THAT WE REGRET NOW

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It’s easy to say hindsight is 20/20, but what advice would you really give your younger self? Here are 20 things that most people did when they were young that they regret today. 

20 THINGS WE DID WHEN WE WERE YOUNG THAT WE REGRET NOW

THINK 60’S OLD? THESE 17 AWESOME FACTS WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND

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When it comes to aging, there’s no need to fear the big 6-0! In fact, it’s a cause for celebration! In this post I highlight the 17 things that make being 60 absolutely amazing — from newfound wisdom to retirement adventures. Let’s embrace our 60s together!

THINK 60’S OLD? THESE 17 AWESOME FACTS WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND