Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Spiders, Pips and Kissing!

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Spiders, Pips and Kissing!

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EVEN cynical journalists were innocent once. Here is a selection of the fibs our parents told us: SARAH JUDD, health reporter: "If you swallow an apple pip or an orange pip, a fruit tree will grow in your tummy." ADRIAN HOGG, executive editor: "When I was quite young at school, my mother told me one of my friend's dads was a rocket scientist. It was only YEARS later I discovered he had actually been a gynaecologist and she had lied because she didn't want to have to explain to a 10-year-old what one of those actually did!" PAUL DELPLANQUE, multi-media researcher: "There is never more than one spider in a room at any one time. So once you have killed it or thrown it out the window there can't be anymore."

KAREN MCLAUCHLAN, deputy business editor: "I used to eat jelly cubes raw out of the packet - my mum said they'd set inside me."

KATHRYN SMITH, senior multi-media desk editor: "As a youngster I was fascinated by men and women in a film kissing, especially if my mum had told me they weren't married in real life to each other. …

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