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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.
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.
I used to believe that salt was sugar that had gone bad.
If I had a sore throat when I was little my mother would give me warm saltwater to gargle with. Since I normally drank water cold, I assumed that salt made water warm.
I used to think that salt and pepper cooled down food. This was evident beacuse people would try their food, say "This is hot. Salt and pepper, please."
my cousins would always eat sugar straight from the sugar bowl. i decided to try it, so i grabbed what i thought was a sugar container and really grabbed a salt container. i tasted it, and i decided i would eat straight salt. one day my mom told me i would have really high bloodpressure if i didnt stop, and told me that high blood pressure means that you heart has to work really hard to pump blood. i decided that i would give my heart a "workout" by eating more salt. i eat straight salt to this day, and now im 22.
i used to think that we put salt on our food because it made you feel more full. so i decided to eat salt straight from the shaker into my mouth. once i found out the truth, i decided to just do it anyway coz by then i was addicted to it...
Since you always find salt and pepper on the table, I always figured they were opposites and adding one would take away the other. I didn't figure it out until I turned perfectly good chicken soup into a firepit of seawater.
I used to think that salt grew on salt trees.
I remember noticing that salt is often labelled Table Salt, and pepper Ground White Pepper or Ground Black Pepper. I thought that meant you were supposed to keep the salt on the table and the pepper on the ground.
Because salt is white and pepper black, I used to believe that if you over-used one, you could cancel it by using too much of the other. I had some pretty horrid meals before I realized "color math" and "food math" don't add up.
Salt is sugar from a different country.
When I was little, I used to believe that salt could absorb water (because eating salt always made me thirsty I suppose). So, I decided to do a little experiment. I took a plastic cup and filled it with water and salt. I left it in one of my desk drawers that I didn't use and forgot about it for years! When I moved, I found it and, alas, the water was not gone. To this day, if you open that drawer, you will smell salt!
when i was around 3 i use to believe if you put salt in your hair it would make you fly.then one day i tried jumping off a jungle gym and ended up breaking my arm.
My mom told us that if we ate too much salt, we would grow antlers on our head, we were always feeling around for new bumps!
when i was little i heard salt was from the ocean, so i always thought divers went down there and scraped the rocks and brought it back up so we could eat it.
I had a friend who used to believe if you put too much salt on your food, you could use the pepper to "neutralize" the salt-taste (as if the pepper cancelled out the salt). He must have ruined a lot of meals!
I was told when I was little that eating too much salt on your food would "dry up your blood".
when i was 3 or 4 my father told me that if you put salt of rice the world would end, and i belived him. so until i was 6 i would steal salt shakers to make sure no one did.
When I was little I used to like to eat the salt at the bottom of pretzel bags. My mom told me that if I ate the salt, I would grow mushrooms in my stomach.