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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?"
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!
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.
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.
Up until I was 10 I used to believe turkey was vegetarian.
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.
I used to believe pretzels were salted wood.
My Sister Holly Once Believe That Cornflakes Makes You Shrink. She Never Ate Cornflakes
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.
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.
When people would say some food was made from "scratch", I used to believe that scratch was a kind of food like butter
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
I used to be paranoid of finding a baby chick instead of a yolk in my eggs. I got this idea that all eggs had baby chickens inside them. also, we had recently been learning in class about certain animal behaviors such as overprotective mothers. thus, when my grandma showed me an ostrich egg I warned her not to eat it or the chicken's mommy would come get her.
We were talking at the dinner table about the difference between butter and margarine. I asked what margarine was made out of and my Dad replied, "wolf fat". I beleived this until i was an adult!
The moon is full of wotsits.