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I used to think that freckles were bug poop, and i would cover my face in the blankets while i slept to prevent freckles.
I used to think that broccoli was a shrunken-down tree,
My mom told me that cannoli had earwax in it, so i wouldn't eat all the cannoli when we ate out. This backfired when my brother asked the waiter why there is earwax in cannoli. The waiter said there is no earwax in it and my mom was trying to scare us into not eating it. Then my brother threw canolli at her face and we started eating lots of it.
I thought if you could get arrested if you sneezed on a restaurant employee. So when I sneezed on an employee at mcdonalds, I started screaming that I didn't want to get want to get arrested for sneezing and I started hiding under the table so I wouldn't get in trouble
I used to think if I eat a seed from an orange, an orange tree will grow in me. Ahh
I used to believe that if you swallowed a seed, it would grow inside of you
I used to think that spaghetti had poison in it that could only affect little kids. My mom told me this so she could eat it all herself. I believed it for many years.
For some reason I used to think that Spam (canned meat) was manure in a tin. I became very confused when someone told me that they had eaten Spam and hated the taste of it, because I couldn't think of any reason why they would be eating manure.
Eating potatoes with skins on puts hair on your chest
That baked beans were made of pasta! Spaghetti is?!
I used to call calamari, cala dari
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!
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.
When I was child, I used to believe if I didn't eat soup, I would never grow up
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.