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I used to think that a somersault was a "summersalt" and that it was a type of salt only available in the summer.

Anon
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When I was seven a friend told me that the sea was salty because the sea was salty because the first man threw a LARGE bag of Fritos into it.She was absolutely convinced this was the truth and seemed to think I was unreligious to question her.I guess Adam owned a Frito factory in Eden.

anon
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I used to believe that if I ate too much salt I would turn into a donkey. That's what my grandma would tell us. LOL

leapingfroglady
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My grandparents told us if you sprinkled salt on a bird's tail, it would follow you home. Of course this was family lore intended to get us out of the house.

There is a really cute picture of my cousin and I, both about 3, out in the tall grass of the 'back 40' holding cut-glass salt shakers, intently looking for birds.

Regi
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I used to believe that salt would dry up all of my blood because my mother told me so.

Charlotte H
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When I was little I thought salt and pepper were opposites- as in, for every time someone salted something, it canceled out the pepper taste. I pictured someone saying "this is too salty!" and therefore putting more pepper on it. I was very confused for a very long time when my dad would put both on his food at the same time. It just seemed so pointless!

Emily Mitis
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I used to believe that salt and pepper canceled each other out. They were opposite colors so it must work that way right?

Anon
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When I was a little girl I thought that if you put salt on your food it cooled it off! lol What

Darlene
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My mother used to tell me that if you sprinkle salt on a bird it couldn't fly. She used to send me out in the yard with a salt shaker as a kid to try to "catch" the birds.

Anon
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I never used to understand why salt was bad for you, but pepper wasn't.

Lara
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My mum didnt ike me having too much saslt on my food she used to tell me to put my finger over the hole on the salt shaker and there i was eating my tea wich i thought had salt on but never did i realised this when i was 9

phoebeeeee
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As a child, I believed that salt was used to cool stuff down (I think it was because it looked like little pieces of ice or something). One day, my older cousin came to visit. I always looked up to her and I was constantly trying to show how mature and smart I was. My mom made us eggs and I took a bite and said, "Those are way too hot!" and added salt. I did this about 5 times until I basically had more salt than eggs. Then my cousin laughed and said, "You don't put salt on stuff to make it cool down, you put it on food to make it taste better." My "cool smart" persona, not to mention my breakfast, was ruined.

Candice L
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When I was a child, I used to believe that adding sugar would lower the over-salty taste of a meal.

Francois
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When I was a little kid I thought that salt was some form of an aged sugar.

Jodie
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I've read a lot beliefs to do with 'salt and pepper cancelling each other out', well, I had a similar one.
Aged about....4 or 5....I had the belief that salt and sugar cancelled each other out, as a sugar lover I would eat some (in handfuls), then eat salt right after (in handfuls) so that they would cancel each other out and (technically) I wouldn't have eaten anything.
It took me several months to devise the 'ingenious' idea of eating the salt FIRST so that it's nasty taste would be taken away by the sugar. It took many more years for me to realise that my idea was wrong. I was a dumb kid (I once tried to make peanut butter by chewing up a handful of peanuts and some butter- that's how they make it, right?).

Paranoid British Kid.
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I used to believe that salt was the opposite of pepper. If you used to much salt then just adding more pepper would correct the problem.

Silvio
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When I was in the 7th grade, the science teacher explained that salt was made up of two poisonous elements- sodium and chlorine. I proceded to ask her if that was why salt was bad for you.

Anon
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I used to believe that salt and pepper were opposites. So, for example, if I put too much saly on my eggs, I could add pepper to "un-do" it. I ruined so many servings of mashed potatos trying to get that level just right. Adding a little more of each and testing a bite. Ewww.

Vex
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I believed that salt and pepper cancelled each other out. So if you had put too much salt in your food, you could simply add pepper to take away the saltiness.

Balanced
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I used to believe that salt was sugar that had gone bad.

Anon
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