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Anyone else get fed a food myth as a child? - Mike Pierce

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Careful With Those Fortunes

I had an Asian friend tell me you had to eat the paper in the fortune cookie or it wouldn't come true. I didn't question it and did it for years! - Stormi Dettmann


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That Hose Water

My Aunt caught me drinking water out of the hose and she said I was gonna have a bunch of worms in my stomach - Tyler Johnson


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It Takes Two

My Dad would tell us eating garlic bread would make our boobs grow bigger but you had to eat two slices or they would become lopsided - Carrie Andrus


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Careful With Your Gum

Swallowing gum will stay in your stomach for seven years and if you swallow watermelon seeds, they'll grow in your belly - Donna Archer


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What About the Crusts?

Eat the crust of your bread or you'll have straight hair - Kendra Hopf


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Dad the Great Story Teller

My Dad told me and my sister that rainbow sprinkles are clown boogers. Honey roasted pecans are sugar fried cockroach shells and tapioca is fertilized fish eggs - Alexandra Byle


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Eat It All!

I used to not be able to finish my food but I was told that every rice grain left uneaten, was a worm you eat in the afterlife - Kayla Corilla


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Careful with the Bell Peppers

If you don't take the seeds out of yellow, green, and red bell peppers you'll die or kill anyone who consumes them - Elizabeth Cardenas


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Don't Waste the Toast

Burnt toast makes you sing better - Drugh Lay


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If You Want Big Boobs

My Aunt told me that Pepsi makes your boobs big. It worked! - Mary Oman


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Eat All the Carrots

If you eat all your carrots you'll have pretty eyes - Crystal Anderson


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When the Ice Cream Truck Comes Around

I tell my kids if the ice cream truck is playing music that means he's run out of ice cream! - Kaytee Oceana


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The Sauce

My brother's Dad always told me that soy sauce was ant blood - Marenda Haworth-Ziller


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Mountain Dew

Drinking Mountain Dew makes you steril because of yellow #5 dye - Devin Aaron


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Is it Chocolate Milk?

My Grandma had me convinced for years that chocolate milk came from brown spotted cows  - Jess Finnell


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Them Yolks

Egg yolks are poison  - Allen Zeitgeist Greenky


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Careful Now

Don't eat candy before bed or you'll get worms! - Angel George


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You Can Do It!

Don't eat the leaves on broccoli, they're poison - Jenifer Dillon


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Interesting Reason Why They're Salty

My Dad told me pistachios were salty (he bought the salted ones) because they grew in ditches and people peed on them! - Samantha Anderson


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Watch Out for the Coffee

My Mom used to tell us that drinking coffee would make our knees turn brown - Amanda Conners


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That's Bananas

During the depression when fresh fruit was scarce, my Aunt told my Mom that the seeds in the banana were poisonous so she could have them all to herself - Lauren Cole


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It's All in the Pit

Almonds come from the center of peach pits - Elizabeth Adams


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Where Nightmares Come From

Spicy food gives you bad dreams - Nalu Ryder


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When the Grill is On

The meat on my Step Dad's BBQ was always roadkill - Kirstina Consford


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What Frogs Do

One of my Mom's boyfriends told me mushrooms grow under frogs and they peed on them and I could get warts. I didn't eat mushrooms from ages 6-27 - Mae Danger


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When You Drink

If I drink liquid, drink it after I was completely done eating and it would help to not gain so much weight - John Moore


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They Are Crying

Back then I used to not like rice all that much, and my Grandma would point at the condensation on the bowl and say, "see the rice is crying because you won't eat it" - Samudra Kumaratungga


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The Secret to Growing Tall

If you eat oatmeal you'll be tall, I ate a lot and indeed I was tall. My brother refused and he is short. - Kimberley Louchs Winarske


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Do you Want Rosy Cheeks?

Eat your crusts to get rosy cheeks - KatieLynn Longmire


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So That's Where They Come From!

Hot air balloons come from swallowing gum - Kimberly Seymour


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I Refuse to Believe It

Eating raw cookie dough gives you worms - Angy Higgins Cowan


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If You're in Cambodia

If you eat while laying down you'll turn into an alligator or a crocodile and when everyone's asleep and eat the family - Andernee Yin


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Look for the Bubbles

My maternal Grandmother told my Mom that no one would kiss her if her tortillas didn't bubble when she cooked them. - Natalie Blevins


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It Will Explodes Though

That mentos and diet coke will explode in your stomach if you ingest them both at the same time - Shayda Vahdat


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Don't Do It

If you swallow a cherry pit, a tree will grow out of your butt and all the other kids will follow you around come springtime - Casey Heckman


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More Things That Give You Worms

Things that give you worms; undercooked chicken, raw eggs, unwashed fruits and vegetables, pork that isn't cooked, unwashed hands, and dirt (in general) - Aimee St. Germain


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Good Reason to Eat What You Want

If you don't eat whatever you're craving, you'll get a canker sore on your tongue - Stephanie G Rose


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All the Lies

I was convinced (embarrassed to say until recently) that cotton candy disappeared overnight. My older siblings would eat it all after I went to bed and told me it dissolved - Bill Golden


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To Get the Curly Ones

My Mom tried to convince me that zucchini would give me curly eyelashes. I didn't buy it for a second! - Lauren Harris


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Doesn't Everything Grow on Trees?

My cousin believed spaghetti grew on trees for a long time - Amber Vankovsky


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Look at the Bottle Tops

Sometimes you'll notice two little indents on the caps of plastic soda bottles and when I was very little my Dad used to tell me that vampires had gotten to the ones with the little indents and then I would obsess over trying to find those ones specifically - Maggie Hender


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The Root of the Matter

Celery is the Devils root - Daijon Westling


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Oh, You Like the Pulp?

The pulp in orange juice is the booger of the people who picked the oranges - Alex Griffin


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Watch for the Fish Bones

My Mom told me if I swallowed the little fish bones they would stab me in the throat and I'd die - Charlie Bray


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Something Everyone Has

My Dad called parmesan cheese toe jam! ~ Marlene Kent


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Careful with that Expiration Date

Chocolate milk is made of expired milk - Jessica June Denning


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Growing Up in Indonesia

My Dad said that if we drank the tap water, that we would grow an extra eye. We proceeded to chug the tap water! ~ Jordan Chu


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Don't Drink That

My Dad used to tell us that Mountain Dew contained goat pee so we wouldn't drink it - Katie Bee

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10 Second Rule

Donut holes are the middle of the regular donuts that fall on the floor, so they sell them. To be honest, I didn't care and ate them anyway. - Cameo Harmon

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Careful with the Dairy

Can't drink milk after eating seafood - Shikha Singh

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