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I used to think that salt and pepper were opposites. If you put too much salt on something adding a little pepper would even it out. Hey, at least it's logical. ; )

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

Charlotte H
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I persuaded my older brother that the main ingrediaent in Ice Cream was salt. He believed me, so we added lots of salt to his bowl of ice cream to make it bigger. He wasn't very impressed when he tasted it!

Jon
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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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Salt is bad tasting sugar.

cobra
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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.

Anon
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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!

Banjoknee
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Times were confusing as a child...and fustrating for my parents.
On frequent occasions I would end up putting sugar all over my food, thinking it was salt.
I finally learned the theroy of Food/Salt...until breakfast came...salt on cerael, didn't go down very well.

Matt T, UK
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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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I used to believe that it was quite possible to make it start pouring rain outside by spilling salt on the ground like the girl on the Morton salt package. I never tried it because I didn't want it to rain!

DeeDub
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My sister and I used to eat alot of salt when we were little. We used to even pour it in our hand and lick it off.

One day while doing this in a fast food restaurant my parents told us a story about a little boy who kept salt next to his bed and licked some off his hand each night before he went to sleep.

Consequently, they told us, he died. We stopped eating so much salt after that...

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

Lara
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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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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.

Delkri
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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 think salt was made of sand

hibiscus
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I used to think that salt grew on salt trees.

Anon
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