Jim O'Hara

Jim O'Hara

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What Weird Thing Did YOU Eat as a Kid?

Ever heard of ‘Whisper’ threads?  www.whisper.sh is a website—and app---where people share a lot of different opinions and life experiences.  This week they’ve been asking people strange things they ate as children.  And it got me to thinking—what weird thing did I ever eat when I was little? You know, like a 'not a food' thing? I’ll tell you in a minute, but first check out these real comments of strange things people ate as children:

“I used to eat soap and lotion as a child. My insides were clean and moisturized.”

“I used to eat grass as a child because of my love of cows.”

“Confession: I used to eat a lot of mud as a child.”

“When I was small I used to eat the leaves off trees. I was a weird child.”

“I used to eat lego man heads as a child in the hope I would turn into Bart Simpson.”

“I once ate a pack of white tacks when I was a child which resulted in me going to the hospital after day three due to constant and severe abdominal stabbing pain. I was such a dumb kiddo.”

“When I was a kid I used to eat gum from under the school lunch table. I was a real life Buddy the Elf.”

“Secretly I used to eat dog food...when I was a child. Now as an adult I can say without shame that I still love eating dog food but only as a snack.”

“When I was a kid I used to eat two sticks of cherry Chapstick at a time. It was a problem.”

“I used to eat ants as a child because they tasted like lemon to me.”

“When I was a child I ate a lot of toys and I had to go to the doctor because small pieces were stuck in my digestive system.”

“I was never into reading but I used to eat books as a young child.”

OK, what was MY weird 'kid food'?  I actually ate Playdoh...for some reason the different colors tasted different to me, too.  That's the reason I grew up to be the 

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