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When I was in primary school the dinnerladies always said 'eat all your food - that'll put hairs on your chest!' I assumed adults were always right and believed them. When lunch was over I realised i'd accidentally eaten all my food. Seeing as i'm female I wasn't too happy. I had to keep checking that I hadn't grown some kind of rug on my chest, and lay awake that night in fear.

Anon
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My dad got me to stop licking out the inside of the microwave popcorn bags, not by telling me that it was unhealthy, but by telling me that it was coated with motor oil. Somehow, the popcorn was still ok to eat.........

Anon
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When I was little (I can't remember what age) I was told by my parents to "never ever put grapes in the microwave because they'll explode." When I asked if it would be a 'little explosion' (meaning the grape would pop or something) or a 'real explosion' (meaning an enourmous fireball) I was told "a REAL explosion".

Although I know better now, I'm still wary of putting grapes in the microwave :)

Helen A. C
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When I was little I was certain the age old Urban Myth that eating pop rocks and drinking soda would kill you was true.I thought it would make your head explode.

Anon
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I used to believe Gatorade was made from alligator pee.

Anon
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I used to wonder why fortune cookies never predicted something bad like "you will fall off a cliff"

Izual
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I used to believe that Marmite was made of ants...

Tam
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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.

art
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My mother told me that drinking mile straight out of the carton (this was in the days before plastic milk jugs) would cause my stomach to swell up and explode. For years I would only drink milk from a glass. Consequently I always threw my school lunch milk away because there were no glasses and it came in cartons. I can't believe I never wondered why all my friends were OK after drinking the school milk...

Chip Taylor
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I went through a carrot phase when I was little in which I ate many carrots a day and absolutely loved them oddly enough. One day in school my teacher proclaimed that when she was little she ate so many carrots her skin turned orange. I took this to mean she was beginning the process of 'you are what you eat' and she was slowly but surely turning into a carrot. I kicked my carrot addiction that night.

Anon
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When i was younger, in summer i would constantly eat mangoes. it was all i wanted to eat. Once my mum saw me hacking into about 3 mangoes at once and told me that one day i would eventually turn into a mango. Since i was only about 3 or 4, i believed her and was terrified. the next day at preschool my friend was eating a mango and i matter-of-factly told her that she would turn into a mango.
To this day i still hear laughter in my ears.

XMangoManiacX
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I've always loved to eat boiled shrimp, and when I was little, I believed that all shrimp were pink like the ones my parents game me to eat.

My granddaddy told me he was going to make shrimp one day, and i caught sight of the uncooked, gray shrimp in the cooler he brought home and told him that I only ate the pink shrimp and not gray shrimp.

Morgan
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| believed that liver and brussel sprouts were evil.

I'm OK with liver now, but brussel sprouts...

James
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I used to believe that eating raw cookie dough would give you worms. It wasn't until I had my first child and was baking cookies myself, when I found out the truth. I repeated the tale to him and my mother said I cant believe you are using that one too. Boy did I feel stupid.

sherri graves
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Drinking coffee before your 12 yrs, old will make the white in your eyes turn brown.

dawn b.
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I used to belive that if I ate orange peel it would expand in my stomach and blow me up.

Paul
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My dad told me that if I ate raw spaghetti noodles they would poke holes in my stomach and everything I ate would come out. My grandmother even confirmed it. Funny, I never had stomach problems until I stopped eating uncooked pasta.

dawn
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i used to believe that if i ate a chocolate moose and went to bed that at 12 o clock i would turn into a hippo. my sister told me that that would happen. i later found out it she was lying.

hippo
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I used to believe that dents in apples were worm holes. If there was only one hole, that meant the worm was still inside and you couldnt eat it.

ally
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i used to beleive the moon was actually made out of cheese and that the clouds were cotton candy!

.......man did i want to go up into the clouds

carly
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