10 things you said about... white lies your parents told you as a child

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We asked you what white lies your parents told you as a child to keep you in line.

Here are 10 white lies your parents told you as kids:

Glenn Watson - "If you don't behave I'll ring the naughty boys home and get them to come and take you away."

Jamie Ross - "If the wind changes your face will stay like that!"

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Jason Roberts - "If you pick your nose your head will cave in!"

Kev Frederick - "Eating my greens would make me a muscle man... I'm still waiting."

Anne O'brien - "The Bogeyman was under my bed and if I got out of it he'd grab my ankles and pull me into Bogey Land!!"

Gary Axe - "If you swallow chewing gum it wraps around your heart."

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Claire Louise Barker - "You'll get square eyes if you sit any closer to the TV."

Jeanette Jeanie-g - "Eat your carrots you'll be able to see in the dark."

Carl Vale - "Father Christmas is watching you... whenever I was chuntering back to mother - even in the middle of July!"

Ana Gonzalez - "Not to eat the seeds of fruit because you would have a tree growing inside you and come out of your mouth."

What were the most unusual white lies you were told?

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