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I used to believe that all men drank thier coffee black and all women used cream in their coffee. This is how my parents drank theirs and I just made the assumption it was universal. I was 19 and working as a waitress the first time I saw a male use cream in his coffee. I was as shocked as if I had witnessed any other "unnatural" act!

Claire Luz
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On the Starbucks disposable coffee cups, there's a little thing printed near the bottom that says, "Careful, the beverage you're about to enjoy is extremely hot." Well, I thought that the people that worked at Starbucks would individually gauge the heat of each drink, and then write that there if the drink was hot! I always thought, "Oh, how thoughtful of them!"

Ariel
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I used to believe that when you were an adult you were only allowed to take one sip of your drink at a time. I used to practice drinking just one sip while I watched my mom do the same thing.

Carolyn
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Until I was in my mid teens, I believed that milk causes cancer in adults. My dad told me that so he could drink pepsi with dinner, even though we had to drink milk to "grow big and strong."

Krista Gossett
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I used to think that apple juice was beer and I'd drink it all the time and pretend to be drunk.

Dee
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When I was little I used to drink a lot of coke. Then, my dad tried to get me to stop drinking coke by telling me that there were flies in it. I didn't beleive him until my older cousin came up to me with a glass of coke that had a big black fly swimming in it. After that, I had completly stopped drinking the soda for 2 or 3 years. A couple of years later,I found out my dad was lying and that fly my cousin had showed me had flew in the coke on its own and then died.

Anon
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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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My nanny told me that If I drank too much soda that I would pee nonstop untill i turned old and died. I dont drink soda now.

Jensy
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I used to believe that "BYO" was a name of a restaurant.

Ames
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One hot day, as a thirsty child, I stopped at a store to ask for a glass of water. The counter clerk gave it to me, but as I was about to drink it, he yelled, "Stop! You have to wait for the bubble to disappear. If you drink it the way it is, with all the bubbles you'll die." I waited for the bubbles to disappear and then drank. For years I believed him and always waited for all the bubbles to disappear before drinking a glass of water.

Alex Levy
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As I child I always waited for the fizz to go down in my soft drinks before drinking them. But one day, in a fit of curiosity and bravery, I decided to drink my Coke sooner--only to find the bubbles never did go down, and the soda tasted funny too. For years I believed having the bubbles get stuck in the glass was the natural consequence of drinking your soda too soon, and was pretty close to adulthood when I realized I'd just gotten a soapy glass that day!

Janni Simner
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I used to believe that when cordial drink said 'sugar free' that you didnt have to pay for the sugar in it!

Grace Lyon New Addington
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when i was about 5 my teenage cousin saw me looking at his glass of pepsi. he told me the bubbles were from little tiny fish swimming around in the soda, i believed that one for years...

Brett
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When I was a toddler, my dad told me that I would have to sit down to drink my juice. Up until I was about 5, I thought that the real name for apple juice was "sit-down juice".

Bethany
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I was about 4 or 5 years old at the time. My Uncle Charlie used to drink sometimes. One night he came home and was drinking orange juice. I loved orange juice. Anyway, he was drinking a lot of it and then he started acting really funny. He sat on the stove and fell off. It scared me so bad that for years and years I refused to drink orange juice because I didn't want to be funny like Uncle Charlie and fall off of stoves. I didn't know at the time that he had doctored it with some kind of alcohol. I was finally a teenager before I tried drinking orange juice again. And to this day every time I drink it I think of my uncle falling off the stove.

Julie
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When I was little, I used to think that if you drank beer you would die right after you drank it.

I'm so stupid
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I thought that grape juice was called "great juice".

Anon
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When my daughter was very young, (3 or 4 years old), she overheard her Father and I talking about a friend of ours and I said, "Well, you know, he doesn't drink!" My daughter wondered for many years after, how this person could live without ever drinking!

Pauline
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I was about 8 years old. We were visiting my grandma and her boyfriend. I overheard him say to my dad that he had not had a drink in over 10 years. I thought he meant that he hadn't had anything to drink at all!! I thought "wow, I would be so thirsty!"

Amy
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When I was a kid and our family would go to fast food restaurants, my sister would often get up from the table with her cup and say, “I’m going to get Dr. Pepper.” When she came back alone I assumed that Dr. Pepper (a doctor, of course) was busy taking children’s temperatures. After this happened a few times, I began to wonder if Dr. Pepper would ever come by to meet us. He didn’t.

Nicky
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