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My Papa convinced me that the ridges under the cap of a mushroom would pinch you if you touched them. I didn't eat mushrooms until high school. I'm still a bit weirded out by them.

Anon
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I convinced my friend's little brother that if he ate too many Luna Bars (advertised for women), he'd turn into a woman himself.

Sorry
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I used to believe that adults were purposely trying to kill me by regularly feeding me Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. This belief stayed with me until I was an adult and learned I have multiple food allergies including Peanuts and several ingredients in Jelly.

Miriam
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My gran told me that if you drank vinegar your brains would dry up!!!

Sam
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When i was 7 I was often caught red-handed raiding the cookie jar at night at grandma's. That was until my aunt told that once I'd taken over 20 cookies the Sesame Street Cookie Monster I loved so much would turn evil and mean to come and get the cookies I'd taken without permission.........I didn't eat cookies again until I was 16.

Tamella
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Whenever my sisters and I used to get Halloween candy, my mother would makes us check them by turning them around in order to find any rips or suspicious tears. I thought that by turning them enough, the “poison” went away.

Kara
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In an effort to break bad habits, my mother told me that eating spoonfuls of sugar would give me worms. I pretty much accepted this as fact until I was about 13.
This was also the case with uncooked hotdogs.

Anon
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I use to believe that when my mom made taco's or something else with ground beef it was really poop. I refused to eat it and thought they were all crazy that they didn't know/

Amy
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I used to believe that small amounts of soy sauce would be the best food you have ever tasted, but that if you ate too much it would kill you.

Jessica
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I used to believe that barbeque sauce was made from a cows butt because my friend had told me in lunch when were in first grade thanks bff.

Anon
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Once my brother said me, the poppy seed in fact is ant. I have not eaten poppy seed for many years.

Anon
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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!

hellobert
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My mother always told my brother and I not to eat the last tiny pointed bit of a banana. She said it was alcoholic and we would get drunk.
Although I now know this is rubbish, I won't let my kids eat the last bit either. Why? Because they will get drunk of course!!!!

Kazza
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i used to believe that if you ate mcdonalds for lunch for more than
7 days in a row you would die . This came about after a lesson at
first school in which a teacher told us only fruit and vegetables had
vitamins in and you need them to live.

For some reason i thought mcdonalds contained no vitamins so if
you kept eating them you died. i was an odd kid!

chris uk
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My mother once told me that you had to cut off the ends of cucumbers, and rub them on the tips of the vegetable to remove the poison. I did that for many years, when cooking for myself, until I realized it was just another of her
'myths', which she had plenty.

Sylver Wyrd, Northern California
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I used to believe that whenever you ate hot spicy food and your mouth burned it was because your taste buds were being killed! You're eyes watered automatically because your brain was sad about the death of so many at once; and they'd never grow back.

If you ate enough spicy or hot food you'd kill all the ones in your mouth and never be able to taste anything; when I grew up, everything would be bland! I won't even tell you when I learned the lie of this... but I still moderate how much tabasco sauce and chili peppers I consume. Paybacks are hell, mister!

DW
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In kindergarten I thought the tail end of shrimps were poisonous so I would meticulously cut off the ends. I remember thinking it was odd that my school would leave poisonous items on food kids were eating. I have NO idea where this belief came from.

Melanie
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When I was a kid my teacher told my class a story about how a woman had a bananasnake living in her intestines because she ate the bottompart of a banana where the bananasnake lay their eggs. I believed it was true for years, and though I now know it's not true I still can't make myself eat the last half-inch of a banana.

Maj
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When I was little my parents would bring home chinese food occasionally for dinner. My dad would offer us some soy sauce..........but he called it "bug juice", and for years I thought it was made of squished bugs. I never would touch it!!!

Anon
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my dad told me that the white stuff on oranges was deadly, and made me peel it all off, everytime i ate one. it took me hours to munch one, sometimes days if it was a jaffa.

speedymarks
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