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when bananas first became available after the war, i was told that eating more than two at once would kill you. i realise that this is patently untrue but to this day i have never eaten more than two at a time.
My mother convinced me that if I swallowed a pit, especially a lichii pit, it would be caught in the appendix and give me appendicitis.
I used to believe that if something touched mold, be it food or even a body part, that the touching party would "catch" mold too!
You could suffocate if you ate a bannana before you went to bed. Here's why. One night when I was about 5, I went to get the last bannana just before I went to bed. My older sister intercepted me. She told me that if you had a bannana before you went to bed, you could suffocate in your sleep. I believed her. I was also told that if I eat before I went swimming, I could die, so this made sense. I didn't eat bannanas at night for years. She ended up eating that bannana to "protect" me. The saddest thing is that she did the same thing to me a couple of months later with the last pickle.
between the ages of 8-11 I was told by my uncle (who is only 3 years older than me) that the powdery stuff at the bottom of cereal boxes was rat poison. It was there so the mice and rats wouldnt get in the cereal boxes at night and eat our breakfast. For the longest time, even into adult hood after I knew better, I couldnt get myself to go any farther than 3/4 of the way into a box of cereal for fear some of the powder would get into my bowl...
When I was 5 or so, I believed that if while I was eating a grapefruit and swallowed a pit, it would grow in my stomach and pop out of my navel.
I remember in first grade my favorite day was pizza day, except I would pick every little sead off before eating cause I didn't want pizza to "grow" in my stomache.
I believed that the green part of the small onion(chive)was poisonous.My parents told me that so that I would quit eating them. Unfortunately, I never questioned them about this and did not find out the truth until a few years ago at a family dinner. I was making a salad and was trying to figure out how high up I could cut the onions. I thought my mother was going to die laughing! Needless to say I felt like an idiot and everyone got a good laugh.
When I was about 4 my mum caught me stealing peanuts that she had put out for the birds, to stop me she said they were poisonous to humans. I was sceptical but stopped eating them to be on the safe side. What we didn't realise was that my little sister had also been stealing them. She was firmly convinced that she was going to die and too scared to tell my mum she'd also been eating them. She still isn't fond of peanuts.
I used to think that if you ate cat food you would die. I found out it wasn't true
My older brother had me convinced that flour would burn your hands if you
touched it. It never occurred to me for several years to wonder why Mom
could use it all the time to bake and it never burned her.
My Mum told me if I ate too much toast I would get cancer! I couldn't eat it for years and years...
i used to be deathly terrifed of Rice Krispies cereal. I thought the "popping" noise it made was a warning for me not to it eat!!
That is you ate polistyrene packaging it would blow up like a ballon and choke you because of the water in your throat.
If you leave salt on you for too long the salt will eat a hole in your skin. I was afraid of potato chips for the longest time.
While visiting relatives, I was standing in the kitchen while the moms were frying chicken. Some flour fell on my back. My uncle walked by and said that it would eat a hole in my skin. I was unsure if it was true, but I spent the whole day in fear and secretly tried to find mirrors that would let me look at my back and see the hole being created. A few times I could swear I saw it. Later that day I was obviously sad. My mom asked what was wrong. I told her. She laugh and said he was kidding...but I was skeptical...maybe he know something that she didn't...
up until a couple of years ago (i'm in my late 20's), i use to believe if you ate out of an ice cream tub and put it back in the freezer, germs would culminate enough to make the next person who ate the ice cream deathly ill. turns out my mom told me this so we wouldn't eat of the gallon. i'm wise to her ways now....about damn time!
My older brother used to tell me if you ate raw potatoes your teeth would grow long and curly!
I was told as a child that I couldn't drink black coffee because it would either 1)stunt my growth or 2)turn me black. Consequently, I always drank coffee with creamer and still do to this day.
I used to have phobia about seafood (shrimp, crabs, etc.) because I thought that they would slither up my face and crawl into one of my orifices. There it would proceed to nest and slowly eat my brain and lay eggs...