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Used to wonder why a hamburger is called that if it doesn't have any ham...
When I was a kid I really liked the ramen noodles you can buy in the packages at the store. However I didn't realize ramen was just a generic name for that kind of noodle and thought it was a brand name. So there was this one brand called "Top Ramen" I figured it was the same brand but the Top Ramen noodles were somehow better than just regular ramen.
You know the, "you are what you eat" saying...yeah, lets just say that it took me a while to move away from the mirror after every meal
I used to beleive that my mom fed me pureed snails for baby food. We had this jar full of snail shells we kept in the cupboard, and one day I asked her what they were for. She said 'oh, when You were a baby, I made you baby food by putting the snails in the blender. I just kept the shells for fun.'. I beleived that into early adulthood.
when i was about three i suddenly realized where bacon comes from....from unborn pigs eggs of course
When i was little i used to believe that Peanuts were dried up potatoes. My mom told me otherwise when i was 10!
With five kids, my family frequented Furr's, a cheap, buffet-style chain restaurant. To keep us from overindulging, they told us that the desserts cost extra, and since there were so many of us, we couldn't have any.
I believed that until the day I went to a Furr's with my husband and asked if it was alright if I got a slice of pie. He looked at me as if I were insane, asking what he'd done to give me the impression that he was the sort to control every little thing that went into my mouth. I explained that I knew we were a little tight on cash and didn't want to seem frivolous.
Needless to say, after a fit of laughter, he told me that the desserts were included... since it was, after all, a buffet. I was convinced that he was trying to make me feel better, to the point of asking the cashier. After that, I was convinced the franchise had changed their policy (after all, I'd never questioned it in all the years since), and I just hadn't realized.
Surely, my parents wouldn't have lied to me! :)
My brother used to believe there was special money to be used at each fast food place, especially McDonald's. This belief stemmed from my mother's favorite response when we'd ask to go to Mickey D's: "I don't HAVE any McDonald's money right now!"
I used to think that if you crushed unsugared corn flakes really good. That eventually it would turn into ground beef. That belief stemmed when I saw my dad make meatloaf when I younger.
Because cereal couldn't possibly be an ingredient to dinner.
I used to believe that grilled cheese sandwiches were actually called "girl" cheese sandwiches. I thought it was so unfair that restaurants didn't have boy cheese sandwiches too.
When I was young my older cousin convinced me that as the youngest person in the family, I was supposed to eat underneath the table because that's where my food would taste best. Being an only child, my parents humoured me rather than starting a fight because I was cleaning my plate every night. When we went to a restaurant even, I would have to have my food given to me under the table. My parents tell me there were lots of strange looks and questions as they took a plate of food off the top of the table and passed it underneath.
When I was little I used to believe if I ate enough chicken wings I'd be able to fly. I don't know where I got that idea but nobody in my family told me that.
My brother and I used to believe that eating sardine tails would make us turn into Daleks. We still ate them sometimes though and carried on the belief despite the lack of evidence!
I used to believe that if i didn't eat all my frosties Tony the Tiger would come and eat me
For the first part of my life (from childhood till age 25 or so) I never liked fruit, I found it was alwasy tasteless and hard.
What I found out after I got married was that my Mom would only buy the most unrippened fruit available and she would throw it out before it even got ripe.
I did not know how delisious ripe fruit was until I got married and tried some fruit my wife was eating.
I thought if you ate enough chicken wings, you would sprout wings and be able to fly. Whenever we had fried chicken, I would make sure I got the wings.
One time when I was little, I went to the grocery store with my Mom and she saw an egg plant and she was jokeing around and said "Look baby!! Its an alien" Well ofcourse I belived her. She bought two. Your thinking I was scared of the eggplant. WRONG! When we got home, I asked if I could look at the eggplant. I took it into myy room and I dressed it up in cabage patch doll cloth and put it in my stroler and I strolled it around the house. My Mom always had to take the egg plants when they got old and she would switch them out. lol
I would also not talk to my perants after they ate egg plant. I got very upset!
My roommate who recently turned 23 admitted to me that she used to think capers were animals... you know, like anchovies...
I used to believe that when you baked "from scratch" it meant you put the baking pan on the kitchen table and then took a fork and 'scratched' the bottom of the pan and the ingredients would emerge FROM the bottom of the pan, and then you would take a spoon and start mixing them around.
I know where that idea came from. I went to Catholic school and as a first grader my entire class went to see the film "The Ten Commandments" and in one scene Charlton Heston (Moses) took a big stick, scratched a rock and water came pouring forth. That had a bit impression on me.
Next time you see that movie I'll bet you think about how that looked to at least one six-year-old.
When I was a kid, I used to believe that a grilled cheese sandwich was actually called a "girl cheese" and that only girls could eat them. I used to get mad at my two older brothers because only me and my two sisters were allowed to eat them and they would have to choose something else.