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When my mother and her siblings got their first horse my grandma told them that if they ate pickles, the horse wouldn't run fast (to keep them from eating pickles that were said at the time to be bad for you). My grandma believes that to this day not only are her children not crazy about pickles, but that they still believe on some level, if you eat pickles, your horse won't run fast!

Meredith
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As a child I believed that hamburgers were called handburgers because you held them in your hands. After my sister corrected me, I then decided that the meat must be ground ham. Made sence to me!

M.L.
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When I was about 7 years old, my family was having a spaghetti dinner. I was noisily slurping my spaghetti in my mouth when my dad stopped eating and put down his fork. He looked at me with a serious look on his face and asked me if I had a license to slurp my spaghetti. I timidly told him no. He told me that if I didn't stop right away that the food police would come arrest me. I never slurped spaghetti again!

Anon
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When I was about 5, I went to my father's office in downtown Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania one Saturday. It was my first trip to the city and I was really impressed by all the barge traffic on the 3 rivers. When I asked my dad what was in all those barges he said, "Applesauce. Pittsburgh makes applesauce for the whole country." I beleived that for years. I might still believe it.

djf
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I used to believe that beef was buffalo meat. I didn't know it was cow. I found out in the tenth grade when my best friend said something about it. I was too embarassed to ask her more so I looked it up in the dictionary. Sure enough, beef is cow, not buffalo.

S.C.
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In 1957 I was 7 years old. I remember seeing a bottle of Heinz 57 sauce and was certain the year was part of the product's name. When Janaury, 1958 rolled around, I was positive that the bottles would say Heinz 58 - when they weren't changed I was VERY disappointed!

Lucy Andris
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i used to believe that everything in the world got lonelyif it wasn't paired up with something else. you always need to buy 2 or even 3 of each kind of grocery so they wouldn't get lonely after you cooked one. i am still hesitant to only buy one of an item.

ninabean
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My Dad told me that you make butter by putting a cow in a spin drier. I wrote this in a school exercise and they all laughed and pinned it up on the wall,

Jackie
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I used to think that all the products that had that little R on them you know like a box of cereal with that little R near the logo (it meant restricted) well I used to think there was a movie about "Rice Krispies" or "Fruit by the Foot" and that movie was rated R.

weston
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I used to believe that when my mom would dump the pasta out in the strainer in the sink she was just dumping it in the sink (I wasn't tall enough to see into the sink at that time). Then I woule wonder how she got it back out to put on the table and I wouldn't eat it because it was in the sink.

Melons
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I used to believe that the more milk you added to your cereal bowl, the more cereal you would have. How else would you explain the bowl getting fuller?

Ivy
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When I was about 6, my dad ate a lot of shredded wheat (you know, that big six inch block of it?). Anyway I thought he was eating hay, so I refused to try it. He said he ate it because it has a lot of fiber. So, for the longest time I thought fiber in food mean long stringy thread-like fibers. I could never figure out where they were in prunes though.

Ann Y.
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When I was younger, we would eat at Fisherman's Wharf. I had always believed that the Hush Puppies were actually a type of chewy fish. Boy was my face red....

Robert
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When I was seven, we had what I remember as our first easter egg hunt. We died the eggs the night before and the next morning we did our hunt. After hunting for the eggs, I decided that I wanted to hatch my eggs for baby chicks! So I carefully hid my eggs in the basket under my desk for about a month before my mom noticed the smell and had to explain to me that there were no baby chicks in those eggs!

Linda
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For the first decade or so of my life, I believed that mayo and mayonaise were different foods. I had heard of mayo but not in reference to what it actually is, so I pictured it as brown goop (as opposed to white-ish yellow goop).

Emily
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I used to believe honey was made out of bee poop. I would read the ingredients to everything and avoid honey at all cost!

lawler
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I used to believe that they got the lunchmeat bologna from cutting off dead people's butts.

angie
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i used to believe that tastes could cancel eachother out so i always ate my chocolatey desert at lunch first and then cleans my palatte with something else so my chocolate milk wouldnt taste like just milk.

danny boy
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When i was little, i used to think that brocolli were mini trees, so i tried planting one one time.

Stacey
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My mom told me that frozen bananas are poisonous. I believed this until I was 25.

idiot
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