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I used to believe that when you ate food, there were slides that went from your stomach and went all the way down to your feet and all of your food just went to your feet.
My dad used to tell me that whenever he ate a salad, a little leaf would grow out of his belly button. After we would eat salad I would wait and he would tell me it wouldn't come out if I was looking, so I would leave the room and he would call me back to show me a little leaf in his belly button. I wanted to grow a leaf from my belly button too but he said I had to eat more veggies for that to happen. Sneaky dad.
When I was about 11 I told my 9 year old step sister at the time that if she ate enough otter pop Popsicles that her vocal chords would freeze and shed lose her voice and not have to go to school the next day. My sister then proceeded to eat a good 15-20 before my mom found out what I had said.
When I almost choked to death one time and when I vomited, I thought people had two holes inside their necks; one for food and one for ‘water’. If you eat too fast and the food goes in the ‘water’ hole, you choke. If you drink too fast and the ‘water’ goes in the food hole, you vomit.
When I was little I used to believe that when you ate, the food fell all the way to your feet and piled up. When it got to your throat you were 'full'.
When I was five or six, I asked Diddee, my grandmother, what happened to food after you swallowed it. She told me that it went to your stomach, where it was made into stuff that your body could use, just like we prepare food for cooking with a chopping board and a knife. For years afterward, I thought of my stomach as containing a chopping board and knife.
When I was younger, I thought that everything had feelings. Of course you're not supposed to hurt anyone's feelings. So, when I was eating my food I would literally sit there and cry because I thought I was killing my food and hurting it's family's feelings.
When I was little was always told to eat bread with my meat or I would get the worms . It wasnt untell a few year ago that I figured out that was because meat was 80 cent a pound and bread was 25 cent a loaf. P.S. I never got the worms
I used to believe that if you didn't eat you got sent to the "skinny-pinny" farm where all they fed you was stale bread and warm water.
When I was a litt le kid (not sure of the age.) I thought that there were little people in my stomach. I had it all made out. When I ate something, it went down my tubes and fell in front of a lion (which explains the growling of when i was hungry) and then he would poop it out. Then these little people would run and put it in a jar and stack it on a shelf. when the shelf got too full they would put it out.. Hints poop. If a jar was old and forgotten about, it would turn into a gassy substance and they would open the jar and run!.. Thus creating a fart. Im not sure about pee or how that worked but yea.
I was quite upset when I learned the truth!
I used to believe that a little gnome lived in my tummy with a camp fire and a cupbored and that if i drank water it would put his fire out, so i would have to eat a chip with ketchup on the end ( looking like a match) to light it again. and if i didnt eat for ages, he would just get a chip out of the cupbored and eat it.
When I was little, I believed I could only eat soup while humming. Ever time I sipped my soup, I'd go "mmmmm" to make sure it worked. Then, one day, I realised I didn't need to do this, and I just stopped.
I used to believe that my stomach was like a big food market with shelves filled with food i had eaten and my organs would go there to buy them and my heart was the shopkeeper and sat behind the counter and had an old matress bump under her feet(yes, she was female and had feet.) so she could bump blood. i was sure i had isles full on icecream and starberries and i envied my organs cause they could eat them all of the time.
i used to believe that you needed a certain amount of saliva to eat stuff. like you know how you swallow every few seconds automatically? i thought i was wasting spit that i needed to eat... so i would try not to swallow at all so that i would have enough saliva for my lunch! cos i never saw other people swallowing when i did
When I was little everytime my mom said she needed to go on a diet, I thought the word diet meant a vacation! So when she said she should have went on a diet when I was born I didn't know I felt about that!
When I was small I'd asked my mom what periods were she'd replied,"When you get stomach cramps." So I thought that it was something like a stomach ache that you get when you eat bad food. So I didn't eat out till I was 12 and my poor teacher had to explain all that to me!
I used to believe that when you ate food it filled you up starting at your toes and feet, all the way up until you felt it in your belly, and that meant you were full.
I never liked and of my food to touch on my plate when I was young. I thought that it had to be eaten separately because it would fall into a slot inside my stomach that was set aside for that one food.
I used to believe that if I didn't chew food the same number of times on each side of my mouth before swallowing it, that my teeth would think I had favorite ones and get mad at each other. Since I didn't want them fighting in the night and waking me up, I always made sure that I chewed equally on both sides!
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...