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Random little tidbit as i'm eating my fav type of pudding over here...it's tapioca--i'm really a sucker for anything vanilla flavored, but anyway--different tangent, haha...my Grandpa Jones, back when i was a kid, told me once that the tapioca pearls were frog eggs...i remember how blown my mind was that i was eating them...To this day, anytime i eat tapioca pudding I think of the nostalgia tied to it...Oh memories [3!

Angela King
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Up until I was about 15, I thought that the spoons that came with McDonald's Mcflurry's were straws. Needless to say, I was frustrated when, time after time, I couldn't get any ice cream to go up the straw.

Jessica
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When I was child, I used to believe if I didn't eat soup, I would never grow up

Anon
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I always knew that hamburger was made out of cows, but I was very upset when I found out that the cow actually had to die. Before finding that out, I thought that huge chunks of flesh were scooped off of living cows, and that they survived this procedure. I must have thought the world was full of cows with big chunks scooped out of them... either that or that the missing chunks grow back.

I recently shared this childhood belief with a friend of mine. She thought it was morbid, and I said, "What, more morbid than death?"

Anon
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My sister used to tell me that bananas were grown straight and that they were sent to the north pole and bent by a man known as the banana bender. So when we used to get straight bananas she used to say that the banana bender didn't do his job i believed this from when I was three to six!

curt
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I used to think that hummus was made out of eggs because I heard that hummus was made out of chickpeas and I assumed thay were eggs.

Anon
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When i was a child my parents told me:

"You must eat a lot of food if you want grow and become as tall as your dad!"

And so i used to think that the food entered inside my body and when the body was full of food, the new food that i introduced, pushed the food in my head toward the top. And for this, i could became tall.

For this lore i eated as an insane boy.

Daniele
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Up until I was 10 I used to believe turkey was vegetarian.

Anon
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Whenever my mother said handbag, I always thought that she was saying hambag and that she kept ham in there so one day after school I said I was hungry and she said she didn't have any food with her. I then said, "then why did you bring your hambag?" and that's when I found out that it was actually called a handbag.

Anon
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I used to believe pretzels were salted wood.

Dan Unknown
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My Sister Holly Once Believe That Cornflakes Makes You Shrink. She Never Ate Cornflakes

Chris
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I thought that scone was slang for snow cone so I begged my mom for one at an outdoor fair. I was very disappointed to receive a cookie instead of shaved ice.

Tiger Blood
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Whenever we ate shepherd's pie for dinner my mam would tell me that there was a shepherd in every shepherd's pie so that I'd eat it, since I didn't like the dish. When I was finished but hadn't found the shepherd, my dad would say that he'd eaten it by mistake. This fooled me for years.

MD
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When people would say some food was made from "scratch", I used to believe that scratch was a kind of food like butter

Ryan
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That the plastic supports in pizza boxes were Tiny Pizza tables for my sisters Barbie Dolls. Took a long time to realize they stop the pizza box from touching the Pizza's center.

Jacob G
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I thought marshmallows were a "fruit" which they picked off from bushes, then bought at the store. I think this came from seeing cotton growing in the fields on a Georgia vacation when I was 3 or 4.

I explained this to my uncle (a farmer) when I was in kindergarten and he laughed so hard I thought he was going to have a coronary.

Myron
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When I was a child, until 6 years old, I used to believe that "polenta" was only for dogs. Polenta is a salted cream made by corn powder and water. I used to believe that because in my home, we used to cook it just for our dogs. But when I started going to school, There was "polenta" for lunch! And so, I founded out that people could eat "polenta" too...

Edna I. M. Delaroza
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When I was a child, I was confused by the President's Choice brand. I didn't know how they found out all of the president's favorite things and if they switched them every four years.

Josh
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I used to sincerely believe that buffalos had small wings... probably until I was about 15.

When I was little, my grandparents used to take me to a restaurant that had buffalo burgers, so I knew a Buffalo was kind of like a cow. I also liked to eat chicken wings but liked buffalo wings better. I was sorely disappointed to learn that a chicken and buffalo wing was the same and that Buffalo (Bison) did not, in fact, have little wings.

Joe
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When I was little we would sometimes eat at Friendly's, a small restaurant like Applebee's except that Friendly's had all these great ice creams and desserts. I would always order the "Clown Sundae" for dessert... an upside-down ice cream cone in a bowl with the vanilla scoop as the head, the pointy cone like a hat, whipped cream around the back (like white clown hair) and M&Ms & chocolate syrup for a face.

I used to get really sad and cry because I didn't want to kill the clown by eating it. I would talk to it sadly as it slowly melted into a puddle, and once I was sure it was dead and wouldn't feel anything I would eat the candy bits, whipped cream and soggy cone out of the melted mess. It made me sooo sad. :(

I'm not 30 and to this day, the Clown Sundae (and pancakes with faces on them) makes me sad.

Joe
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