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There's something about Furbys that is utterly terrifying. Perhaps it's just their cold, dead eyes? What about their soulless dispositions? How many children have been spirited away to some dark hellscape after daring to keep a Furby at home? If you want more proof that these things are utterly diabolical, consider how they used to be offered in McDonald's Happy Meals!

After Redditor nefariousbreed asked the online community, "What harmless children's thing do you find terrifying?" people shared their opinions.


"I can't hold..."

I can't hold a helium balloon outside. It freaks me out to know that if I let go, it will just fly up to the sky. I feel similarly about kites.

Krell47

"And I hated that song..."

Mary Poppins

I thought she was a witch. And I hated that song about taking sugar with medicine as a kid, I remember being like THEY'RE NOT SICK, WHAT ARE YOU GIVING THEM.

cmc

"My neighbor's older brother..."

Teddy Ruxpin. F*** that thing. My neighbor's older brother and his friends took the face off of him and put the cassette in and he was still able to talk and blink. Terrified me as a kid. I would rather take my chances on a Furby.

honeybeeMA

"When I was 5..."

Volkswagen Beetle. When I was 5 I watched one catching fire in a parking lot next to our house, which scared me already, but then I got run over by one shortly after. Those cars gave me nightmares for years.

saugoof

"Everyone who had owned..."

Furby, the original Slenderman. Those things are bizarrely creepy, and you can feel the evil emanating from them like a fog.

Everyone who had owned, or knew someone who had, has some story ranging from slightly unsettling, all the way to deeply disturbing.

My own is having a roommate who had one when she was younger, this thing was pushing 10 years old. In the 2 years I lived with her she claimed to have never changed its batteries EVER. Yet every few weeks or months you'd hear it babbling and giggling to itself from its shoebox in her closet. So one day I called her on her BS. Almost 2 years, still talking, you HAVE to have changed batteries. She denies ever opening it up to do so. So I dig it out of the closet, find and open the battery compartment, ready to hurl the fresh batteries at her, and nope. The batteries in there are dingy, old, and 2 of them had burst leaking battery acid all over the insides of this Furby. How it still talked is beyond me, and I'll never touch another Furby if I can possibly help it.

Megalon84

"The parts..."

The parts in Spongebob where characters would turn themselves inside out or something. I was absolutely terrified of that as a kid, and even now it just seems... gross.

wynterin

"Let me tell you..."

A jack-in-the-box.

Let me tell you, folks, that "toy," if you wanna call it one, is connected to folk tales about devils and evil spirits trapped in boxes that are hundreds of years old. Some inspiration for a kid's toy.

Elegant-Sector8993

"In the same vein..."

In the same vein of how Thomas the Train is creepy, might I introduce you to Jay Jay the Jet Plane.

lady-cobra

"I recently watched..."

I recently watched Disney's Pinocchio (1940) for the first time in about 20 years and I'm surprised how that film didn't give me nightmares as a child because there are some truly terrifying scenes in that movie.

neolanhy

"Growing up..."

Small doors. Growing up I heard a lot of stories about the horror that small doors lead you to, so whenever I see one I just yeet outta there. Also, seeing the movie Coraline definitely helped to make small doors more terrifying for me.

binaneunhoshi

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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