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my cousin uded to belive that hiccups were caused by the food in your stomach colliding.
When I was little, my mom used to tell us that if you ate too much sugar, you will get worms in your heiney.
that eating raw noddles would give you worms in your stomach
up until i was about 8, i refused to eat sugar puffs, or ever utter the phrase 'i want my honey!' because if i did i would turn into the Honey Monster. i gradually learned to turn off the tv when the sugar puffs adverts came on.
i was also terrified of worzel gummidge, and once stole a worzel gummidge book from my nursery class and put it in the bin in the girls' toilets.
and i thought dinosaurs lived in my bathroom.
My Uncle told me that cooked carrots were poisonous. My sister and I wouldn't eat them into we got into junior high. We didn't want to die.
When I was little my Uncle told me that if I ate to many sour cream and onion chips that I would get brain damage. He said there was a ingrediant in the chips but noone could link it to them yet. And I believed him.
My older sister told me that crisps that that dark mark/blemish on them were bad for "little boys" and ate them for my own safety. Bitch.
I used to believe that eating too many tomatoes could make you pregnant.
I believd that if you ate popping candy and drank softdrink just afterwards your stomach would explode
I was told that darth vader sounded the way he did because he got a nut stuck in his throat whilst eating it.
I wouldn't touch nuts for years after being told that.
When I was about 7 years old, I watched a show about atomic bombs. They mentioned that the destructive force was brought about by splitting atoms. For a long while after that show, I believed that there was a small chance that I could split an atom while doing something like cutting bread with a knife. I was always terrified that by cutting my jelly sandwich into halves, I may accidentally wipe my town off the map.
When I was 5, my grandfather told me that if I drank water, it would make my insides turn to rust. I didn't start drinking water regularly until very recently, and I'm almost 30.
My older friend told me when I was a little girl that if I kept eating only the sugary marshmellow in the Lucky Charms that I would go to hell for being picky. Til this day I cannot eat the marshmellows alone.
I assume sometime when I was a young child, I ate a banana and then requested another one. My mother, thinking that one piece of fruit was enough, told me "No, you'll get sick." For the longest time, I thought there was something special about bananas in that one was a tasty treat but two would make a person sick.
My family told me that if I ate uncooked oatmeal that it would swell up and my stomach would explode.
My stepfather told me that if I swallowed too large a lump of food, it would twist my voicebox so that I would never be able to swallow again and have to be fed with a tube.
My mother told me that Hershey chocolate bars were made at three mile island and that they were radioactive. This was just after the meltdown was in the news. A very effective method of curtailing my desire for the candy when we went to the store. Years later I asked her why she made up the story and she claimed that she never said it.
Dad told us the stringy things on a peeled bannana were deadly ...
26 yrs old and still peeling them all off...
Remember the advert for Special K ?
It had the tag line "For grown up people who don't want to grow any more."
My Mum offered me a bowl once. I freaked out. I thought I would stop growing if I ate it.
My Dad convinced me that if you fed more than three slices of bread to a duck it would drown :(