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GURUving Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:04 AM
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Stupidest damn thing you ever ate as a kid?
My brother (older, of course) told me dog food was good. I ate it.

I liked it.

I was four.

Damn.
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:06 AM
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1. Chocolate X Lax
I thought that it was a candy bar when I was 4 years old.
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:27 AM
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35. Oh, I did that too.
The cramps I got afterward convinced me never to eat Ex-Lax again, and here it is 60 years later, and I still haven't eaten another Ex-Lax.

I also sampled some garden soil on occasion.
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POed_Ex_Repub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:09 AM
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2. Hmm.. When I was little I once ate a Crayon...
My sister one upped me though. She ate a live turtle (a small one) whne she was a toddler.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:10 AM
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3. Easter egg with shell
I thought it was like the candy eggs you could eat!
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:11 AM
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4. cat food and baker's chocolate -- and
after a tonsillectomy: Doritos. (Before they had all these flavors; i.e., the good kind. With salt. Those will always be my faves and they'll never bring them back. :cry:)

A new set of stitches and four pints of blood later, I was as good as new -- and took home a gift: hepatitis C! Woo hoo!
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:15 AM
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6. I ate Doritos after I had my wisdom teeth taken out
The nurse told me that I could eat anything that I wanted and I ate Doritos and it pulled all of my stitches out :cry: . The salt must have burnt the hell out of you.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:17 AM
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7. I don't remember. Did it burn you?
All I remember is my mother standing in the bathroom putting on makeup while I threw up blood, and not liking the weird thing they gave me to barf in in the hospital.

Weird what sticks in our memories.
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:18 AM
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9. Yes
I also drank a shot of whiskey after they pulled them and the stitches were out. I went nuts in the middle of the bar and someone thought that I was punk rock dancing and they joined in.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 12:17 PM
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50. there's an ad with someone giving themselves the Heimlich
and everybody joined in as though it were a new jazzercise routine.
Brandy and perforated mucous membranes don't fit well, though.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:20 AM
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10. oh I did the same thing
and it burned but I didn't notice because my mouth already hurt like a mofo. damn! I never want to experience that again.
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GURUving Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:18 AM
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8. I think I know what you mean about the Doritos
at the time they were the greatest, and I swear, they used to be topped with sea salt or something. It was goooooooooddddd!
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 12:23 PM
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51. GOD, i miss those chips. Sigh. n/t
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:13 AM
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5. peanut butter and jelly sandwich liberally laced with . . .
Hershey's chocolate syrup and pure cane sugar . . . didn't come down for three days . . . :silly:
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Limbought Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:28 AM
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11. They tell me, I ate almost a full bottle of baby aspirin when I was ...
about 2-years old. Needless to say, this was a time WAY before child-proof caps.

They also tell me I had to have my stomach pumped. Luckily, I don't remember that either.
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:32 AM
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12. You just jogged my memory
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 01:32 AM by Lostmessage
I got into my Dads vitamins and I licked the red coating off of all of them and put them back and I was :puke: for days.
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Limbought Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:59 AM
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14. Hell's Bells, it wasn't my fault,
they still taste like candy if you ask me.

LOL
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:04 AM
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15. I can still taste that horrible taste that it left
In my mouth and I don't think that I have Ever encountered a taste that bad in my life. They were One A Day's for men :puke: :puke: :puke:.

Maybe that is why I have a full beard and a mustache. Just joking you.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 01:56 AM
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13. I tried to eat my mothers lipstick...
I had to have been about 3 and she had this bright red lipstick. Assuming that if it was red then naturally it had to taste like cherry, so I took a nibble. Oy! That doesn't taste like cherry! :puke:
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HydroAddict Donating Member (316 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:14 AM
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16. Cockroaches...according to my mother
When I was three, I would hunt them down and gobble'm up! The big 3" ones, not the little pesky ones.
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:14 AM
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17. A live worm
I was two and in the garden with my mother. She said it was like slow motion; she saw me pick it up and put it in my mouth, but when she grabbed my hand it was too late. Down the hatch!

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bubblesby2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:21 AM
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18. Quarters...
Ate two dollars in quarters when I was two. Can't for the life of me remember why.
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NYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 02:29 AM
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19. Dimes.
I ate dimes on a fairly regular basis when I was about 3 or 4.
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 12:54 PM
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54. Grumpy Old Men
I love the quote from that movie where the one guy goes "Kid's eat quarters all the time! But if he shits out two dimes and a nickel, then you've got something to worry about!"

That was a hilarious movie.
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:16 AM
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20. the contents of the medicine cabinet
a couple times. Had to get pumped out. I also remember eating most of a big can of Nestles Quik with a spoon. My sister used to eat Alka Seltzer. She'd walk by and I'd hear noise coming out of her head. "What's that noise?" She'd stick out her tongue, and there would be a tablet, bubbling away. Eeewwwwww!!
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kmla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:20 AM
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21. A big dollop of dirt.
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 09:21 AM by kmla
About as much that would fit on the end of a 2 year old's finger. Like stickin' your finger into the new jar of peanut butter, except for the fact that it is dirt.

Tastes just like you would imagine.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:21 AM
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22. Liquid plant food.
I was probably about +/- two yo. Mom was repotting plants on the kitchen table, I was thirsty, the jar was there....I have no memory of it. I am a little taller than the rest. :)
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:23 AM
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23. Shaving lather.
Yes, I used to eat shaving lather when I was a kid. Around 5 or so. Discovered Dad's can of Gillette and went at it.

I also like eating library paste. That wasn't anything to brag about, either.

Terry
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:36 AM
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28. You mean we're NOT supposed to eat library paste?
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 09:36 AM by arwalden
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:40 AM
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29. We were TOLD not to eat library paste.
But we did anyway....
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:54 PM
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41. Didn't list library paste as I didn't think it was stupid to eat it.
It tasted good. :shrug:
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populistmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:24 AM
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24. Dirt
I vaguely remember being in preschool and the kids were eating dirt. I wondered what all the fuss was about, so I tried it, but it was pretty gross and that was the end of my dirt-eating career.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:26 AM
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25. A Marble, And A Quarter, And Some Poisonous Red Berries...
... from a landscaping shrub at my grandmother's home. (I forget which variety it was.)

The marble and the quarter were allowed to pass. I was sent to the hospital emergency room to have my stomach pumped for the berries.

-- Allen
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:45 AM
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30. I ate a marble once.
God, the things I've put into my mouth....
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:47 AM
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37. I Don't Know How To Respond To That
I'll just post a random photo instead.

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commander bunnypants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:28 AM
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26. Real animal crackers
at Busch Gardens. I was hungry

DDQM
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:31 AM
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27. Does "drink" count ? - if so it was INK
.
.

Ya. ok I'm "dating" myself here, but we had Inkwells in our schooldesks

youknow, Where you'd have a wee bottle with ink in it for writing



That hole on the right is for the Ink bottle

NOW - our new tables have the same idea
but they are for all them Compewter Cables !!

anyhoo, on with the story . . .

well, I was sweet on the gurl in front of me

She dared me to drink it

In desperation to "impress" her . .

I did

Surprisingly, my mouth turned blue !

Teacher, who never missed a thing, upon noticing my "deformity"

Made me go to the front of the class and stick out my tongue

So embarrasing !

(and I never got the gurl !!)
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PrestoChango Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:50 AM
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31. A few things...
Spooonfulls of sugar mixed into milk... my kid-version of a milkshake, in my mind anyway.

Butter sandwiches.

And what the hell were those... those lick-it sticks??? How ridiculous is giving a kid a hard sugar stick to lick powdered sugar off of? Anyone?

Hmmm... no wonder I have had so much dental-work done in my life. :shrug:
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 09:59 AM
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32. dried squid...tore tenticles off turned inside out , sun dry them..... ate
i was a wild child on the beaches of miami in the 50's(out all day with my 7 sibblings running wild all day long eating off flower and fona and not going home until after sunset) ....back when Miami look like a natural tropical island...like on Flipper....oh i miss those days...swimming with the manatees...sigh
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:08 AM
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33. an eraser
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jimbo fett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:13 AM
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34. I drank out of a puddle in our neighbor's gravel driveway.
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snobird Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:34 AM
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36. CHOCOLATE..HMMM
Nope.. a whole box of Exlax they tell me
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Rabbit of Caerbannog Donating Member (742 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:49 AM
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38. An entire bottle of orange
flavored kids aspirin - followed by an entire bottle of ipecac forced into me by my mom when she caught me (resulting in a half hour of savage puking)
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 10:53 AM
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39. 3 hotdogs, chocolate shake, ice cream, just before
going on every upside-down, wrong-side-out ride at the Kiddieland Amusement Park and, in a delayed reaction, depositing same on the floor of the bus on the way home.
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 04:59 AM
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45. I went to Kiddieland when I was a kid
Were you the boy in the boat ride that kept ringing my bell in the boat that I was in?

I ate so much I :puke: on the Rollo plane when I was a older and it flew out and hit the guy in the face that was running the rides.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 11:32 AM
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47. I think you're pulling my leg.
The one in Birmingham?
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 04:41 PM
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55. So you do remember me
Little pink polka dot dress with baby doll shoes and lacy anklets.
Curly hair dimples and hazel eyes. Damn boy you were in love with me and we were only 6 years old.

:evilgrin:
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Throckmorton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:54 PM
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40. Black ink pad
to no ill effect.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 12:36 AM
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42. About two cups of table salt
I have no idea why I did it.

And yes, I became very ill and had to go to the hospital.
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 01:00 AM
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43. Dog barf
I kid you not.. I was about 3.

didn't remember liking it either. I do remember my Mom's reaction scared the shit out of me and I started crying.
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He loved Big Brother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 04:55 AM
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44. Handfuls of butter
When nobody was looking, up until about age 5.
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kayleybeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 05:27 AM
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46. steamed brussel sprouts
on a biscuit with grape jelly. I was about 7 years old and did it on a dare. Big mistake. :puke:
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 12:06 PM
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48. I did the Alpo thing too...
Mom was going out of town, and left Dad to cook for us. The refrigerator was empty. But the new puppy got cans of Alpo...stuff with gravy in it...so I took a taste. Tasteless...
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BigBadDaddy-O Donating Member (92 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 12:17 PM
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49. Sand, not sure why though!
Pre-School was fun huh.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 12:39 PM
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52. I was partial to library paste...
in kindergarten...Mmmmm, paste...
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 12:50 PM
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53. my sister says "rose petals"
She says, "I thought, 'Anything that smells that good has to taste wonderful.'"

I told her there's a place in L.A. that makes rose petal ice cream, but I think she's disinclined to try it.
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Shanty Oilish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 05:49 PM
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56. Tylenol during the taint scare
No kid at the time but it sure was stupid.
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chaska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 06:36 PM
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57. a grub worm...
big fat one.
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Lostmessage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 06:38 PM
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58. Goldfish food
When I found out that it was dried worms I never ate it again.

:puke:
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-04 08:11 PM
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59. Boogers...
I'm surprised that no one else said that!

My older sister was a BIG secret booger eater, and I remember being very young and imitating her. My Mom caught me and pitched a fit. I don't eat them anymore, but I have been known to discreetly remove them with a tissue. :)
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