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Me and my friend used to believe that if you twisted the top off an oreo cookie, and a little bit of creme fell on the ground, that the streets would flood with oreo cream just like on that old commercial. We would sit on her front porch, eating oreos and twisting the tops off, and when a bit of creme fell on the ground we would look at eachother and say "aww!!"
Ok, up until I was like 14 or 15 I believed that spam was whale meat. It was only when Mum and I were shopping and we came into the aisle and I said "I don't think they should be allowed to sell whale meat, aren't they protected species?" My mum burst out laughing and didn't stop until we got home, then she told everyone and they still laugh at me if it comes up in conversation.
When I was little I thought pastrami came from the middle hump of a 3-humped animal similar to the Andean alpaca or llama. This was because my father made up the story when we were eating deli sandwiches -- and I believed him!
I used to believe that french fries were made of bread rather than potatoes. I hated all kinds of potatoes growing up and would actually complain about steak fries tasting 'too much like potatoes.' I didn't figure it out until 4th grade when my babysitter told me her brother had made fries out of mashed up bread and how gross that seemed...to which I said "well what are they made of?"...
When I was a child, my parents used to tell us that if dropped bread or toast landed butter side down, it was lucky! It wasn't until I was a parent myself that I realized this was simply a technique to avoid wasting food.
I used to believe that when you put toast in the refrigerator, it turns back into bread.
I thought rice was just another way to prepare a potato, like mashed or fries.
Whenever my mom would take me to a fast food joint, I'd always want her to order me large, or extra large fries if they had them, because I believed I got longer fries if I got a larger size. I even complained once that 'these aren't large fries' because they were too short.
When I was younger my dad's friend came over for dinner and when preparing my plate i was given onions. My dad's friend seemed amazed that I liked onions and said to me, "A girl that likes onions will probably grow hair on her chest!" Unaware that he was simply surprised that I liked onions I actually began checking for hairs for a while after he had told me...
I believed mustard was a mineral, like salt. On a preschool field trip, one of the parents was talking about a mustard plant. I was very insulted that he thought I would be dopey enough to believe in that. And he wouldn't give in! Yeah, right--and candy canes sprout out of the ground.
When I was about 3-to-5 years old (can't remember exact age), I was eating quail eggs. At that age, I haven't been paying attention to my willie. Then After having the quail eggs, I suddenly notice my testicles and thought those are the quail eggs I ate.
when i was 8 i believed that if you swallowed a turnip, you would tun into a japanese fishing boat
my aunt used to tell me that pinapples made your eyebrows grow. i believed it till i was about 10.
My friend used to believe that the brown bruised bits on bananas, were in fact honey!! lol
When I was really little, I really hated onions, but I really loved carrots. So my parents decided to say that the onions where in fact ‘White Carrots’, and foolishly I believed them and I ate them ¬.¬’
When I was about 6 years old my family went out to eat at some seafood restaurant. My dad ordered scallops and he told me that they were shark fin. So I always believed him until I was about 12 and in school we were doing a project about sea life and I then learned that scallops are a shellfish. HA! Rescently when we went out to eat, he got scallops again, and my little brother tried one and was like "Waiter, can I have some shark fin?" it was the funniest because he [u]really[/u] thought scallops were from shark!
I used to think that eggs were actually called 'neggs'. Rational being that it was one was 'a negg'
My friend used to think that if you squish white bread and rolls, it makes them less fattening.. she still squishes her rolls before she east them.
i used to think CHAPATI (in Hindi) meant Tea Leaves. I didn't know that CHAPATI is actually the Hindi synonym for The Indian Bread commonly known as ROTI.
When I was fairly young, I got it into my head that pepperoni was some kind of vegetable. I think I read somewhere that vegetarians kids liked pizza, which of course to an eight year old means pepperoni. I asked my mom about it, and she, being funny, said, "Sure pepperoni grows on trees." I believed her (still not quite sure how I ended up being considered "gifted") I am ashamed to say I was probably about 12 or 13 before I figured it out.