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When I was a child, I used to believe , that supermarket products didn't have a provenance,the things just appear out of nowhere.
When I was little I used to think that when we ate a piece of fruit and the seed of the fruit, a tree would grow in our stomach
I'm 18 now, but until about 2 years ago I thought pavlova and palaver were the same word... I didn't realise one was a dessert!
I used to believe that people who were lactose intolerant could not consume ANY dairy products AT ALL.
I used to believe that coffee was toxic to little kids, and that if you drank it before you were 16, you would die
Banana seeds are spiders eggs
I used to believe milk came in all colors of the rainbow
I used to believe that Welsh Rarebit was made out of rabbits
I used to think that a rare steak meant that it was hard to find. I thought there was common steak, medium rare, and really rare.
(This one isn't even from childhood, I was about 17 for this...) There's a doughnut shop I go to which sells "sour cream doughnuts" - that is, doughnuts with a little sour cream added to the batter to make it thicker. But apparently no one ever explained this to me; because at some point, after years of frequenting that doughnut shop, I had roughly this conversation with my mom:
ME: Oh no - I think they put sour cream doughnut holes in with the rest of ours!
MOM: So just don't eat them.
ME: But...they're all in the same box. Won't the sour cream rub off on the others?
That's right - I'd been seeing those doughnuts in the display case and assuming that the standard white sugar glaze on them was, in fact, a light coating of sour cream. For years. I never questioned the idea that people would actually want to eat something like that - I've always been a picky eater, so I just assumed it was one of those food things I didn't "get".