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A friend when I was younger told me that milk came from cows, but apple juice came from horses. She'd seen it with her own eyes!
Every kid in our family has been brought up with a belief that if they drink tea, their skin will turn black and only once they are adults they can drink tea. Sickness was an exception though :p
I used to believe that the ice in the bottom of a MacDonalds drink carton was poisonous. My dad told me this when I asked what it was and why you couldnt eat or drink it. I was never smart enough to take the lid off and look for myself, I just believed him!
when i was younger my mam told me she couldn't drink because she was pregnant. i thought she meant every drink and said 'wouldn't you get thirsty?'
i was 3
At school, we were always taught "dont drink and drive." When my father was drinking a soda as he was driving, I freaked out.
Up until the time I actually started drinking, which was at about 14 years old, I seriously believed that only a couple sips of an alcoholic beverage could make you drunk.
When I was 14, I was at my older sister's house, and a couple of her friends were over. Mom had left for a few minutes. When mom left, my sister, 21 at the time, offered me a little bit of the Fuzzy Navel (peach-flavored wine cooler) that she was drinking. I took a couple sips and said, "If mom notices me acting funny, I'll just tell her I'm in a hyper mood." No one there bothered to tell me that I could not get drunk off just a small amount of alcohol, let alone just a wine cooler...
"And incase you're wondering, no mom was not mad, but instead let me have some at home, so I would know what it feels like, and that I would not be at some party my first time that happened)
My son came from school one day (preschool) telling me if he drank soda his head would explode. I didn't tell him different. It cured him for 2 years until he figured it out. For that two year period he would freak out when I would drink soda too.
When my boys were 5 and 6 I bought the clear kool-aid to drink on occasion and they would ask me what it was and told them it was "Magic Water", water that came out of the spout just for me that tasted better than water....needles to say I had to explain myself when their friends or family came over and they were excited to offer this magic water that tasted like kool-aid.
When we were younger, my brother, me, and some school-friends used to believe that tea is made from leaves on hedges - especially privet hedge leaves, because they look like the leaves on the PG Tips box. We used to pluck leaves from the hedges at school and get told off for it.
I believed Dr. Pepper was pepper-flavored medicine and was afraid to drink it.
I used to think that Red Bull's contained alcohol because they came in long cans and had weird ads
I Believed this until I was 12 and I asked my brother about it. I have since had a red bull at the age of 14! :D
I used to believe that tap water came from the bottom of tap dancer's shoes, so I always ordered bottled water!
I used to believe that Dad's (brand) Root Beer was ONLY for dads, not anyone else. One time when I was about six, I REALLY wanted a root beer, but ended up getting another kind of soda because I wasn't a dad, and I knew I'd get in trouble for drinking that root beer since I wasn't qualified.
there was once a commercial for diet pepsi with ray charles and and some back-up singers, they sang that "diet pepsi will take your breath away" and i thought it was literally going to take my breath away because i was too young to drink it
i used to believe that in the bottom of a can of dr. pepper was a teeny, tiny little doctor with a pepper shaker in his chest pocket of his doctor's coat. i'd always look for it after i drank a can, thinking i must've already swallowed it, when i couldn't see it in the bottom of the empty can.
As a child I believed that Scotch whisky had other uses besided just drinking. For one I thought it provided the sticky substance on Scotch tape. So one day when I found that some old Scotch tape on a book of mine was no longer sticking, I tried to make it stick again by putting some of my father's Scotch on it. Needless to say, that didn't work. Knowing what I know now, I'm just glad that my father never noticed any of his Scotch to be missing. I really doubt that he would have believed my explanation if he had!
When I was very young my Grandma told me if you didn't drink your freshly squeezed orange juice straight away the vitamins would fly away. Therefore I either used to drink my juice straight away or I covered my glass to keep the vitamins in. It's wasn't until a couple of years ago that my partner (yes, I'm 35 now!!) asked why I kept putting coasters over our orange juice that I realised my Grandma may have been "economical" with the truth!!
When I was a child, I thought that alcoholic beverages came in four distinct strengths, and were named accordingly. The four categories, in increasing order of strength were: Beer, wine, whisky, and liquor. Where I live, one has to go to "liquor stores" to buy any distilled spirits. One day I asked my father why one has to go to liquor stores to buy whisky. He then told me that whisky is a type of liquor. I was so disillusioned. I had always thought that wisky was a separate category, not as strong as liquor.
I used to believe to believe that you couldn't drink 7 up unless you were 7 years or older ( 7 and up) Then one day I went to a restuarant and asked for sprite but the waitor said they had only 7 up so I freaked out and didn't order it.
My step-dad used to tell my little sister, that the coke machines were ran by monkeys and when you put your money in the monkeys would throw the coke down. And the money helped to pay for peanuts for the monkeys.