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Sometimes things aren't what you expected. Sometimes they are so the opposite, in fact, that they make a negative impact. How awful those ones are...


u/Critical-Lion posed the question:

What's something that looked fun, but you realized it was horrible once you tried it?

Here are some warnings.

He Tricked You

Man, did my dad upsell mowing the lawn when I was a kid. He made it a thing my brothers and I aspired to do. We knew when we were old enough and responsible enough to mow the lawn we would officially be "big kids"

Turns out it's way more fun to sit on the sidelines with a popsicle.

MyNewPhilosophy

Bread Arm

When I was a kid I kept seeing these kids with casts because they broke their arm or their wrist or their ankle, and I was so bummed because I'd never broken a bone.

Then third grade came and I broke my wrist in three places and my thumb in two and turns out it f*cking sucks wrapping your arm up like a loaf of bread to take a shower.

rizcriz

I Caved

Exploring caves. It sounded amazing. Then I spent 8 hours knee deep in bat shit and crawling, or more accurately jamming by body through tiny passages face down, in the dark, with all types of vermin crawling on me in a 98°F hole in the ground. Then they were nice enough to tell me the most common cause of death is something called a dead hang. It's when you fall in a hole and get tangled in your climbing ropes and they can't find you or get you out. You just hang there all mangled up until you die. And that waterfall you can here but can't see? I bet it's beautiful but it's probably one of those places you could fall into pretty easily. Then when you're hours away from where you entered this hell hole and you've been in complete darkness for long enough you get this feeling of dread they call the rapture. You'd give anything to get he fuck out of there and see the sun again but it's not possible. It will a very long time before you get out. It was an experience im glad I had but I'd never do it again.

silk_mitts_top_titts

The Me Within

After being fat 90% of my life I actually mustered the willpower to get in shape and now I realize all my problems are because of me, not because I was fat.

GrampappyJoe

Truly Captive

Captive work outings. Example: "we have organized an afternoon boat tour."

It means:

"you will be crammed in to small a space, blasted with sh*tty music and expected to be friendly to people you are only around because you are paid to be, for 4-5 hours. You will accomplish nothing of value, and your bosses think this is a reward."

TacticalLeemur

C'mon, Marvin

Ive got one! Marvin's Magic Drawing Board. My sister u/Renscout and I saw the infomercials when we were young. It looked amazing. I think it was like 3 easy payments of $9.99? The thing was basically a rainbow background with a gap, and then a clear film. So when you press the film, color shows through. But it NEVER worked anything like the infomercial. We literally used it that day only. Sucked.

zachpledger

Weird Vibes

Those foot vibrating machines at amusement parks, zoos, etc. that are supposed to make you feel better after walking around all day - saw some kids sitting on the metal plate instead, laughing. Asked my dad for some quarters, tried to do the same thing. The force of the vibration caused me to shart immediately.

hangintherebabysloth

Gone With The LARP

Live action role play. It looks like fun adult dress up fighting but it ended up being a bunch of sweaty guys in badly made tunics hitting me with padded sticks.

simianne

Soaring And Sicking

Paragliding. My boyfriend and I were on this magnificent trip and decided to have no FOMO and go paragliding in the German alps. My god the views were spectacular...but my god did I have to do everything in my power not to barf all over the views.

I didn't realize that the motion sickness I get in twisty car rides would transfer during this activity...only 100x more intense. The guide I was attached to swiftly handed me a barf bag but thanked me profusely for not using it when we landed because apparently it was full of holes.

yung_ginger

Car Trouble

Getting my foot run over by a car. For some reason thought it wouldn't hurt and it would be fun so when my friends mum drove the car into my driveway I stuck my foot right under the tire and as it went over my foot it crushed my foot and I screamed out and made her feel incredibly guilty for my blatant stupidity.

fabnilsson

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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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