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My cousin once told me when I was 7 that broccoli stems were poisonous and that you'd die if you ate them.
I am quite happy to have been told this by my mother, that they are indeed, not poisonous.
Dessert gelatin called Jello in the US was a nice treat that my mom would make my sister and me. I loved Jello except for the green Jello cause my sister told me that it was alive and that when tried to eat it it would scream and try to eat me back. I would cry and run from the table. Then I found out years later that she did this cause she wanted my dessert.
i used to belive that if you ate too many chips youd turn into one
i used to believe that my chicken would die if I could not eat all lunch.
i used to beleive that bananas were evil
My mother used to tell me if I ate cheese in bed (she caught me doing this once) that mice would chew off my ears as I was sleeping.I always pictured the abominable doctor Phibes and thought he must of fell to the same fate.
I used to think that boysenberry was poisonberry and couldn't understand whay anyone would want to eat it.
When I was little, I thought that if you just ate plain ketchup (no food with it), it made a hole in your stomach and it leaked into your body and that is why blood is red!!
i used to belive brocolie carrots and potatoes grew in your ears until i ate some earwax..it was horrible.....
I used to believe collieflowers and sweetcorns grew from your ears if you didnt clean them...needless to say i never cleaned them and nothnig grew from them
When I was 10 or so my dad told me that freezer burn on ice cream gave you cancer. I never questioned this belief and held onto it subconsciously until I was 17. Whenever I saw freezer burn on ice cream I'd either a) eat around it or b) put it back in the freezer, never thinking that maybe I should either not eat around cancer or maybe even throw it out. It was when I wondered "why don't we throw it out, then?" that I realized maybe he had been joking.
I used to believe that is you cooked eggs the wrong way you would fry your brain on drugs, because of that old public service ad that said, "this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs," and then they would crack and fry an egg.
When I was young my Grandma told me that eating to many pickled onions would stunt my growth. So I was frightened to death of touching them, because I was only 3 foot at the time and did not what to stay that way. Everything has worked out I am 6.1 and love eating pickles. My idea is that I donít want to grow any taller, so I must be safe to eat then now. Thanks Granny
When I was younger I used to like the top of the yogurt pot. One day I accidentally ate a pieace, convinced I was going to die I tryed for hours to make it come out the other end.
When I was little my parents used to make me toast, use cookie cutters to cut it into interesting shapes, and then put butter, jelly, or peanut butter on the shapes...it was easy to make and I was a really finicky kid.
Anyway, one day my mom accidentally put peanut butter *and* butter on a piece of toast - I didn't expect it and I guess I had a weird reaction. My dad asked what was wrong and I told him about the peanut butter-butter combination, and he exclaimed "poison!" Now I realize he just meant that it didn't sound like a particularly appetizing mix, but then I thought he meant it was *actually* poison. I started crying *really* loudly because I thought I was going to die.
I used to think that grits were worms... my mom told it to me, and to this day she deny's it... but I know she did........
When I was little, I was watching Barney, and one of the little girls told a story about a boy who ate noodles so much, he turned into a giant noodle (i think they were trying to teach kids not to be afraid of trying new foods). After that I refused to eat noodles, thinking I would accidently eat a kid who had turned into one.
i was about 5 or 6 when my mother would take my brothers and i to the grocery store, they once told me that if i touched an eggplant i would turn into one. And after that i was always afraid to touch it. Now that i am older...i laugh at myself when i see an eggplant but wont touch it
I moved to the USA when I was a kid and had to learn english on my own. I didn't understand much about what was going on around me. Lunch time was hell because I was on my own. I knew what a jelly fish was, but I didn't know that 'jelly' by itself meant something. I thought for months that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches served at the school cafeteria were actually peanut butter and jelly fish sandwiches. Needless to say I brought my own lunch on these days.
When I was about 2 my cousin who was about 9 told me that if I ate the pointy ends of french fries, I would choke on them and die instantly. I now know that isn't true after a humiliating incident and swallowing one without biting off the end first and told everyone I was dying and to call 911. I still can't break the habit of breaking off the ends of the fries. Man I love my cousin.