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I used to think that if I planted popcorn kernels I could grow a popcorn tree

Anon
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I was told by my brother that if I swallowed the seeds of a watermelon, that I would start to grow a watermelon in my stomach, with a bit of help: "Just make sure you don't swallow any dirt!"

I stayed as far away as I could from bare patches of dirt.

John E
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I used to believe that if you put pumpkin seeds in the oven the results would be pumpkin pie. When I shared this with the neighbor children their mother was quick to correct me after she had cleaned out an oven full of pumpkin seeds.

kimberly
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asa child - I never really knew what sesame seeds were, so every time I ate a roll with these seeds on them, I thought that they were dried tomato 'pips'. Can you imagine someone sitting drying out the seeds of tomatoes to put on top of rolls?!

Rozy
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My parents once told me that if i ate the black seeds in watermelons, i would choke on them and i would be unconcious for hours until a watermelon grew in my throat and then they would have to take me to the hospital to they could cut my throat open and take the watermelon out...then the doctors would eat it...i accidentaly swallowed one once when i was about 6...i wouldnt stop crying. :)

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In about fifth grade, I pulled apart a grape and thought the seeds were boogers. Only made it worse that it was a green grape at that. I wouldn't eat grapes for years after.. it still psyches me out sometimes.

silk
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My dad would always tell us that seeds for ccoking and on buns were bugs, I always tried to look for the legs.
He would also always say"It will put hair on your chest", which was horrifying to a girl.

Kandice
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I once swallowed a watermelon seed and freaked out afraid a watermelon would start growing. I remembered a couple days before I accidentally ate dirt and so I freaked out because I also drank some water to wash it down so I thought I just sprouted a watermelon.

Anon
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My sister told me that the pips and liquid inside tomatoes were poisonous, and that you were only supposed to eat the skin. I think this was because she hated tomatoes and she wanted me to dislike them too. I don't remember when I was disabused of this belief, but it must have happened, because the slimy bit in teh middle is my favourite part now.

Rhube
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I used to think that there was a little boy who lived inside an apricot seed and thought it was my duty to smash the seed to free him. So I got a huge rock and gave it my all and when I couldn't find him I thought I killed him!

Savannah
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I used to think that the popcorn seeds just came from a plant, i never knew it was from corn.. Until my friend told me when we where eating it one day..
till i was like 15. No-one ever told me :(

Aurora
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When I was a kid, I used to bellieve that when I eat an apple pip an apple tree would grow up in my stomach!

anon
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Whenever I ate fruits having seeds, I used to believe that if I ate any seed with the fruit, I could see the tree growing from my stomach after few days... Imagining humans with branches of tress above their head :D

Anon
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I used to believe that if you ate a watermelon seed you would grow a watermelon tree in your stomach!!!

Eskimo
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When I was a little boy. I used to believe, if I ate a seed, a tree would grow in my stomach but one day after. I did poop the seed so now the seed grows in toilets.

xernair
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this is one I overheard in school. I don't remember if it was in high school or grade school. The teacher was talking to someone and told them that he knew this kid that thought cheerio's were donet seeds!

Anon
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I used to believe that if you ate the little seeds on pizza that pizza would grow out of your ears

chana
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Up until the age of six, I used to believe that if you ate a watermelon seed, the watermelon would grow inside you. Needless to say I convinced my mother to buy only seedless watermelons for quite some time. My sister, who is two years younger than me, believed this for some time too!

Seedless
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When I was 5 or 6, my Grandpa used to tell me that if I ate the seeds of watermelons that I would grow watermelons out of my ears. Of course, that just made me eat more of the seeds until I realized that I just wasn't going to grow any no matter how many seeds I ate.

Jeff
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I used to think that if I ate any kind of seed (watermelons in particular as well as apples, oranges, etc) I'd grow a tree in my stomach. How it watered and grew didn't matter to me; and I would watch my mother for hours after she ate any seeds for fear that a tree would sprout out of her stomach!

Anon
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