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Busted! 6 Truths About Childhood Myths

by Lindsay Hutton

Do you really need to wait an hour before swimming? Can you go outside with wet hair? Did you ever wonder if any of these myths were true? Find out the answers to all your pressing childhood questions!

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Crossed Eyes Will Stay that Way


The myth states that if you cross your eyes, they'll stay that way (especially if someone slaps you on the back at the same time!) Although the muscles in your eyes can get tired if you cross them for an extended period of time, there is no medical evidence that suggests they will get stuck.

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