12 Lies You Believed As A Child

8. You'd Get Sucked Into The Vacuum If You Were Naughty

Another one for the naughty kids who continued to annoy mum and dad beyond their limits. As a child, you were probably weary of basements and old men who shovelled - thanks to Home Alone - but anything with loud noises made you a bit anxious. Naturally, the hoover wasn't your best friend and your parents knew this. So whenever you were naughty they would threaten you with being sucked into it, because the hoover was an evil monster. How did you even sleep at night? Forget the monsters under your bed, you thought that whenever your parents were hoovering the carpets then that it was it; your time had come.
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