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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.
I assumed Molotov cocktails were a kind of drink and thought it was strange that people always wanted to throw them at buildings. Until I was 17 or so.
When I was 4 years old, I knew that milk comes/came from cows, but believed/thought only for a little while, that apple juice came from horses.
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 four or five, my grandmother always told me not to drink my tea with the spoon in the cup. She told me I would have an accident. It wasn't until I was in my teens that I realized that I would poke out my eye. I actually believed that I would fall down the steps or get hit by a car or some other horrible thing would happen to me.
I had my brother convinced that the Coke and Pepsi people hated each other so much that they put chemicals in the drink that would kill you if you mixed Coke and Pepsi in your stomach. So, you had to pick just one and stick with it.
Until I was about 18 I thought the drink "rum and coke" was a "roman coke" and I always used to wonder what made it so Roman....
I believed Tea is for men and coffee for women. (Because our mother drinks only coffee and our father only tea, my sister and I thought it was an universal rule...)
I used to think that orange squash was called 'sum' because when my mum would pour my brother a drink she would ask me 'Do you want sum?'
I used to think that 'Dilute to taste' meant that if you didn't add water you couldn't taste it. One day I downed a glass full of undiluted Ribena and realised my error.
When I was 2nd-3rd grade, I use to believe that drinking Gatorade would turn your blood into the color of that drink. Drinking green Gatorade would turn your blood green, etc..
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!
When i was young and my parents invited people over for dinner, they would always ask them if they wanted an aperitif - up until a year ago i thought they were asking them if they wanted 'a pair of teeth' - who knew !
i used to think that when they pressed the diet button on a MacDonalds cup it automatically made it diet.. i thought it was something to do with the amount of AIR in the cup. :-D
I thought there was a legal drinking age for soda (I had always been told that soda was not for children).
I used to believe that orange juice came from the sun because they were the same color. I once spent the better part of a summer afternoon holding a cup up to the sky trying to "squeeze" a glass of OJ
when i was little i used to believe that if milk came from cows that water must come from horses, they were opposites.
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.
i use to belief that when you pushed the buttons on the lid of a fast food drink, it would change the flavor of the drink.
My mother was going to have a friend over who was a recovering alcoholic. The day before, she warned my father, "Whatever you do, don't offer her a drink." The next day, my father wasn't home. When the firend arrived, my mom asked me, "Won't you get Mrs. X a nice glass of lemonade?" and I immediately responded: "But mommy, you said we weren't supposed to let her drink anything!"