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When I was a child, I believed that if I put my left overs in zip lock baggies that they children in third world countried from the commercial would get uncontaminated food.
I used to think preserves (like jam) and preservatives were the same thing and I heard people say preservatives were bad for you so I wondered why people would eat pure preservatives
When I was five, I told my mom my theory that sausage meat came from lions. She just went with it and I think I held that belief for a while.
when i was little, after every meal my mom told me to leave a little bit of food on my plate for my guardian angel. when i was done eating i pushed all the food that was left on my plate to the center and then leave the table. the plate was always gone in the morning so that meant my angel ate it all
My mom once told me that there were bugs that lived in the tips of bananas and that you should always break off the ends before eating the banana. I used to get uncomfortable watching people eat bananas, wondering why they were eating the bugs. I'm still a bit uneasy about eating the ends to this day.
I thought until fairly recently that bacon came from the skin of a pig and that's why it was so thin
When I was 6 years old I used to love honey, on toast or by itself. Then one day my sister told me that if I ate any more honey I would turn into a bee, because she could see a stripe on my nose. I got really scared and started crying.
Now I know that there was never any stripe and that I could eat as much honey as I want and I wouldn't turn into a bee, but I've gone off it now.
When I saw a fruit pie labelled "Harvest Fruit Pie", I thought that meant you were only supposed to eat it at Harvest Festival time.
I used to believe that the reason why some packs of bacon were saltier than others was because some pigs were more salty naturally.
My brother told me once, while looking for snacks in the kitchen, that they make rain coats out of apple skin because of its water-resistance property. Although never quite believing him fully, I still think about that statement EVERY time I eat an apple.
I loved yogurt and Mom always bought Knudsen's Lemon Yogurt. Of course I had no idea there were other flavors or makers so it simply became Knudsen Yogurt. Then I saw a TV show where a witch needed "Eye of newt" as part of her potion. I figured out right there and then I was eating newts and yogurt. Newts are yummy!
At a diner when the waiter would say "soup or salad?" i thought he was saying "super salad" and i always wanted to see what a super salad was and how it was different from a regular one.
When I was young, my grandmother used to cook dinner every night. Whenever she said "This came from scratch", I thought scratch was a friend of my grandmother's that I had never met. I would always ask my family who scratch was but they just gave me a blank stare. When I hit about 7 or 8 years old, I finally figured out what scratch meant. No wonder they looked at me with that blank stare.
I used to think that grilled cheese sandwiches were girl cheese sandwiches and so one day in a restraunt my mom ordered a "girl" cheese sandwich for me and i yelled"no i want a Boy cheese sandwich!"
I used to believe that hotdogs were worms that were fed a lot of paper so that they could get bigger and bigger. I have not touched a hotdog until after I was 14-15.
Until I was a teenager, I believed that vegetarians ate only vegetables. Once I read a book where a vegetarian ate a candy bar, and I was like, "Look, this author is so bad, he doesn't even remember his character is a vegetarian!" My mom had to set me straight... :|
When I was little I used to call pawns "spongey beans" beacuse I thought that they were a kind of bean.
My sister told me the ductwork in a restaurant was a big vacuum tube that would clean the uneaten food off my plate. My mom was pretty irritated when she found out why I wasn't cleaning my plate. I really wanted to see that vacuum tube come down!
When i was in the first grade, my friend told me that curly fries were pig tails, so that i wouldn't eat mine. I would give them to her to eat. Four years later when i was about 10 i realized that she told me that just to eat MY fries.
I used to believe that Tabasco was used to punish people who misbehaved by putting it in their food. At one point, I was punished for saying a bad word by having a drop of Tabasco sauce fed to me.
I grew out of it, and am now willing to use hot sauce in nearly everything. Is there a hate-to-love thing going on here? I think there's a connection.