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When the drink "TANG" came on the market in the the 60's-my Dad told me it was "GNAT" juice! Of course, I didn't want any of his TANG!

Easily Fooled
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When I was a pre-schooler, my older brother made me promise never to drink cold liquid from mugs (rather than glasses), as it would dry my mouth out and make me be sick. I still feel uncomfortable if I am obliged to drink anything other than tea or coffee from a mug.

Anon
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When I was little, i was soo afraid to drink black coffee thinking that it would make me dark. It really was my grandfather's fault coz he drinks a lot of coffee and he was, well.. really dark! :)

Derick
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When i was little i was actually led to believe bottles of lemonade grew on trees. My neighbour pointed out a plant in his garden and over a period of atleast a year explained lemonade was growing there, till one day when he placed a bottle under the tree. To my delight i found the bottle and ran back to my mum screaming with delight that the lemonade tree had grown me a bottle of lemonade, To this day its the neighbourhood joke that is brought up every summer bbq :(

Polly
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top belief!

when i was little i used to believe that if milk came from cows that water must come from horses, they were opposites.

theresa
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I used to believe that when people said that they "didn't drink", that they really didn't drink...anything, ever!. No water, milk, soda, etc...
I used to see/hear this on TV shows a lot. "No thanks, I don't drink."

I was flabbergasted!

kandl1
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when I was in college, I have a colleague who is from the country side of the city, when I was waiting in line at the water fountain i said to him seriously "you know what the water we are drinking was just going in circles and we are drinking the same water over and over again" he looked at me and said "really I never thought of that, thnaks anyway for the info" from that day on he never drunk from the water fountain because he thought It was true.

After few years we met again and asked me if its really true about the water fountain, I was surprised that he still remembers what I said, and I told him that is wasnt true at all I just want you to hurry up so I can get my turn.

Riz
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when i was little my sister told me that if you pushed down the little buttons on the lid of a cup of soda that say "diet", "root beer", etc, then the next day you would turn into a boy (or if you were a boy, you would turn into a girl).

Anon
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That you had to be a male to drink beer.

andrei gaspar
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When I was a kid my Uncle use to come stay at our place alot in the winter as he was homeless and an alcoholic. Well I loved him to death so anything he said I believed! One night Mom asked him what he wanted to drink for supper and asked if he wanted water. Well he said"no" Of couse I asked WHY? To which he said"water will rust your pipes." I said "no sir we ain't got pipes" Well we went back and forth till he had me convienced that water truely would rust your pipes !!! I believed that till I was bout 12 yrs. old !!!!! Never mind what Mom or Dad would tell me !!!!!!!!

Debbie Bagby
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Several years ago, Burger King's kids meals had Ghostbusters theme. My nanny (in an attempt to get me to wait 'til we had say down to open my fizzy drink) told me that if I opened the can, Slimer would come out. I envisaged the huge holographic Slimer from the Ghostbusters film, and never, EVER opened that can.

Heather
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While out at a restraunt as a kid... every time my grandfather would finish his glass of iced tea, he would tell the waitress that "it seemed his glass had a hole in the bottom of it" and they would always chuckle and the waitress would re-fill it. I always tried and tried to spot the hole or to find out where all the ice tea went to when it came out of the glass... but I never did... until one day when I finally got it.

Ez
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When I had scrapes and cuts, my mom would sometimes clean them with rubbing alcohol. When I got into elementary school, they'd tell us that alcohol is bad and that you shouldn't drink it. So I sniffed the bottle of rubbing alcohol one day and I couldn't imagine anyone actually drinking that stuff.

Ouisa
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Only until recently (aged 48) did my friend think that cafe au lait was actually cafe ole, as in what a bull fighter might say!

Anon
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I used to believe that if you swallowed wine or beer in two sips then you would get drunk

Heather
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I thought all soda pop and my dad's beer came in bottles. When soda and beer became commonly found in cans, that seemed real strange to me...tasted different, too. The soda anyway, I'm not a beer drinker.

Soda Girl
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I thought that Dr Pepper contained actual Pepper. Even now just thinking about Dr Pepper makes me want to sneeze, and I could swear that if you smell it you can get a hint of pepper in there.

Anon
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I used to think that beverage was a word for alcholic drinks. I woudn't go to the beverage section of a gas station, because all those drinks were bad. I also thought that ginger ale was alcholoic, and almost had a fit when my grandmother offered me some.

Élistariel
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When i was about nine, i used to go around my best friend's house nearly everyday. Occasionally her dad would drink alcohol, but her mum always told him off because they had a 'young guest' (me). Consequently, he would hide his liquor in old Detox bottles, and my friend and i would sometimes see him drinking from them. For several years after that, i believed that bleach was a refreshing drink- thank god i never tried it!

Kess
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top belief!

When I was younger (about 6 or so) I used to believe that "concentrate" (you know, written on orange juice labels) was an actual place (as in a 3rd world country) where they just grew bad fruit. I used to think that the fruits were grown dried-out because the soil didn't have enough water (because they couldn't afford it of course), so they had to add water to the juice when it came to America.
That's why I never liked juice from concentrate.

I believed this up until I was 11.

Powdered-Juice MAn
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