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I genuinely used to believe that your lungs were for your food and drink (one each) - this seemed much more sensible to me than Grandad telling me that when I was particularly hungry I must have hollow legs! Surely food couldn't go down there...
when i was little, i used to think i was the loudest chewer ever. i thought this because when you chew somthing it's in your head, and close to your ears and it seems loud, but i didn't know that nobody else heard it like that. i used to get embarrassed when i ate somthing crunchy because i thought i was annoying people, so i would try to chew really quietly. i was jelous of my sister,because she could chew quietly, and i wanted to learn how to do that.
There were hands in your stomach and when you ate and your food went to your stomach, the hands would come out in white gloves and mush the food up further.
I used to believe that in your stomach there was a huge cauldron. And when you ate the food went into the cauldron. Whenever you ate too much food, the cauldron would overflow and thats why you would throw up.
My mom used to tell me that bread crust made you whistle just so i would eat it.
I use to believe (thanks to my Mom) that if I swallowed a watermelon seed a watermelon would grow in my belly.
When I was little i thought people had mice in their stomachs and when they were hungry they would make a bunch of noise, hence the stomach growl.
I used to believe that if you swallowed an apple seed, a tree would grow in your belly.
When I was about 6 I was told you can't go swimming after eating a meal because you'll get a cramp and drown. This didn't scare me. Instead I wondered how anyone could drown when all they had to do was just keep swallowing the water until they could stand again.
I believed that all food you ate in your life stayed in your body, and if you ate too much too early in life, the food would no longer fit down your throat.
I used to be told that if I didn't eat enough, my Mother knew a little boy who also didn't eat, and his stomach eventually ate him up
i used to think glitter was so awesome and edible. i liked having shiny teeth.
i've always been quite an intelligent kid and my parents educated me well so i've no idea why even tho i knew about internal organs and stuff i still believed that there was a production line of mice who processed ur food from when u swallowed it sticking it all together and painting it brown until u eventually pooed it out!!! i guess i just decided the real explanation was too boring!!!
i used to believe that when you ate something it stayed in your stomach for ever. it just lined the walls. and when your stomach filled up, you died.
I used to believe that my digestive tract consisted of a log assembly line and that there were tiny factory workers, with hair nets and smocks, carefully pulling out the nutrients from my food. What had no value to my body was the waste... and that is how food became poop.
I used to believe that when you made crumbs after eating, it wasn't because you were a messy eater, simply that the smallest crumbs would just fall out of your chin! Almost like they were caught in a filter, and they would just magic their way through the skin on your chin and then fall onto your plate, lap etc.
I have 3 siblings eating pistacio nuts one time, & dad told me i should reduce my consumption speed & consider about the man in India who cracks open each nut with a hammer & chisel....i was about 15 yrs old until i realised this was complete nonsense!
my dad once told my bother and i, that olives with pimento, were fish eyes.
I used to believe that whatever I ate would be put back together again in my stomach. So if I had a grilled cheese sandwich and milk, despite the fact that I had chewed, there in my stomach would be a perfectly formed grilled cheese sandwich, with the milk formed to look like it was still in a glass.
My mom used to tell me that drinking too much soda while I was waiting for the meal I ordered to come would fill me up. I used to argue in the resturant that it wouldn't "because the drinks go down one pipe and food goes down another!" This also explained why when I took a sip of water and started choking "the water went down the wrong pipe!"