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post #1 of 18
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Dear friends,

I am always fascinated about people's crazy beliefs about food. I'm not talking merely a different opinion that should be respected. I mean truly crazy beliefs that are indicative of, at the very least, gross ignorance, and possibly mental disturbance. Here's some examples from people I've encountered in my life:

Eating chicken will cause you to take on the characteristics of a chicken.

Too much black pepper isn't good because it will stick to your appendix.

Eating peanuts after sundown causes stomach aches.

Eating sushi is indicative of homosexuality.

Fluids shouldn't be consumed with meals.

And then there's the woman who cleans her chicken by scrubbing it with brillo first.

Can you guys offer other examples from people you've met or heard of?

Mark
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post #2 of 18
I'm gay?!?
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post #3 of 18
That would explain THIS


Joking aside, I've been told that eating too many jalepenos will turn your eyes green, and that if you eat too many beans your eyes will turn brown,
post #4 of 18
In Brazil, drinking milk and eating watermelon at the same meal is considered poisonous.
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post #5 of 18
I kind of believe in this one. I think about 4-8 oz or so of liquid is ok, but more than that can hinder digestion. I usually wait about 10 minutes after a meal. Doesn't it take more work to seperate liquids and solids in your belly? Correct me if I'm wrong.


Also, I don't know if this counts, but they used to tell me that eating my bread crust will help me whistle. That's more of an adult lie.
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post #6 of 18
The stomach doesn't separate liquids and solids.

Liquids are absorbed in the intestines, as are the desired solids and the system is not very particular about liquid/solid ratios as long as they are not extreme.

Phil
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post #7 of 18
Eating seeds from various vegetables and/or fruits will cause them to grow in your stomach.

Needless to say, I decided to digest watermellon seeds to grow some in my younger years.
post #8 of 18

food ideas

My mom used to tell me:

1. Eating too many fried foods will give you zits and a sore throat.

2. Eating too many iron rich foods like balut, liver etc.. will make your nose bleed.

3. To recover after childbirth comsume a soup make with black vinegar, wine and a special seaweed, to replace the blood loss.

4. My sister once ate shirmp then chocolate and it gave her hives, she insists that this combination is a producer of hives.

I cannot believe I lived in such a superstitious household.
post #9 of 18
not quite edibly related, but food related. early EPT test - urine on dandelion leaves, if the leaves turn red, you're pregnant.
or the old parents favorite - you need to rest an hour after eating before going swimming. obviously told to make the kids quiet for an hour :rolleyes:
post #10 of 18
Yes, eating prior to swimming was a big thing. My mother actually had time limits down. A piece of fruit - 15 mins., a PB&J - 1/2 hour, ham and cheese - 45 mins, etc. We hated it!
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post #11 of 18
Mom used to make a porridge kind of dish with hulled wheat and poultry. We were told not to drink water for at least an hour after dinner because if we did, the hulled wheat would swell up in our stomach and make us sick.

And, of course, there's the ever popular, "If you don't stop, you'll go blind."
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post #12 of 18
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And I thought the sun was getting dimmer from years of air pollution!
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post #13 of 18
Then can I do it just until I need glasses?
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My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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post #14 of 18
whistle??? Eat your bread crust so you have curly hair!! This, as my generation started ironing our hair!
post #15 of 18
a.) swallowing seeds would make you pregnant. although that didn't exclude nuts or the fordhook lima-legume of horror- from our table.
b.) any food that hit the ground could immediately be rendered fit to eat again by blowing on it, or kissing it up to god. preferrably both.
c.) remember the old one about swallowed chewing gum sticking to your bones? the way i heard it there was a local kid that was murdered, and all that was left when they found him in the woods was bones with wads of wrigleys stuck to the ribs. (if gum counts as food.)
post #16 of 18

one from Germany...

My daughter's great grandmother (along with a slew of others her age) is convinced eating mustard as a toddler with make you dumb.

When I lived as an exchange student in Mexico we were told to always eat fruit after our meals to help with digestion.
post #17 of 18

sort of food related

My mother told her child (me) who was very prone to lying about everything (I guess that is why as an adult I have such a distaste for lying or liars), told me that the little bumps that pop up on your tongue are actually lie bumps. If you diligently remember which lie was bad enough to produce the bump, and asked God for forgiveness it would go away immediately (catholic guilt at its best). Do you know I actually believed this, until well into my early 20's? I have since found out it is due to acidic foods, like tomatoes.
Frizbee
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Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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Our Lives are not in the laps of gods, but in  the laps of our cooks.
  ~Lin Yutang
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Do what you do with passion....the rest will fall into place..
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  ~Rev. Run
Our Lives are not in the laps of gods, but in  the laps of our cooks.
  ~Lin Yutang
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Holy Cow, Mom was right!
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