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11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing

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There were some pretty silly beliefs we harboured while growing up. The funny thing is a lot of us still believe them! Here’s exactly what:

1. Maggi noodles can be cooked in 2 minutes.

This is perhaps the biggest lie ever told. If anyone has ever cooked Maggi in exactly 2 minutes flat, he deserves to be their brand ambassador.

11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing
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2. Drinking lots of tea will make you dark.


This one is only a mockery of India’s chai habits and their obsession with the fairer skin tone.

11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing

3. All MBAs earn salaries in crores.


Getting an engineering degree and then pursuing an MBA is still considered to be the best thing you can do and guarantee a lifetime of comfortable living. Unfortunately, you only realised the truth once you grew up.

11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing

4. Swallowing chewing gum will make your internal organs stick together.

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Don’t be shy. You still don’t swallow gum.

11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing


5. Swallowing seeds whole will make plants grow in your stomach.

You’re still scared of this, aren’t you?

11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing

6. 10th Std and 12th Std are the most important things in life.


And once you grow up, you realise the marksheets are just scraps of paper.

11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing

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7. Bata is an Indian brand.

In case you still believe it, it isn’t. It’s European.

11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing

8. You’ll use Algebra throughout life.


The only math you use today is during the SALE season or while computing your taxes.

11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing

9. The monkey-man, ghosts or police will get you if you do anything bad.

And by bad, your parents and relatives meant too much chocolate eating.

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11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing

10. Everyone who pursues Humanities in their Plus-2 is dumb.


No they aren’t dumb. They’re just wise enough to know what they wanted in life.

11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing

11. Kissing makes babies. Or babies are left by fairies.

You pretty much believed this all your childhood.

11 Biggest Lies We Grew Up Believing



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