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When we're young the world can be a scary place, hell, as an adult living in 2020.... I'm still frightened. When we're growing up there are so many things we aren't able to comprehend until a certain age and more often than not--out of shame or embarrassment--we tend to not ask the adults to explain sooner. There a life lesson for children early on, ask, no matter how bizarre it seems. Imagine the hours of haunted sleep that would be saved? Paranoia as a child is no fun, and that memory stays with you, viscerally.

Redditor u/silvermoon_182 wanted everyone to let their inner child speak out all the spooks they had to endure by asking.... What random thing were you paranoid about as a child?

I See You

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I used to believe that girls had tiny drones to spy on the boys they liked and I was so paranoid about it.

This is the first time I'm telling anyone.

Edit: You know I was real insecure about this secret and thought "no one is gonna see this." But now 100 people have. Im gonna go die now.

HermesPart4

The Follow

Cars following our car. Genuinely used to memorize number plates then turn around 5 mins later and check if any of those number plates were still behind us. I'm talking like 3/4 cars back because "they may not want to make it obvious and be directly behind us"

We're literally no one special so idk why anyone would even want to follow us.

idkwhatmenameshouldb

That Drain....

That damn vent thing at the bottom of the swimming pool.

FBI-MACHINE

Based on a real event too.

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/1997/jan/15/injured-by-pool-drain-girl-to-get-309-million/

Gemmabeta

Don't go anywhere near the pool drains, no matter how good you think it might feel on your butt. They'll suck the intestines right out of you.

baked__beans29

Can you hear me?

When I was young I was never sure if other people were real and I was paranoid over other people's ability to read my thoughts. Took many years until I was satisfied that they couldn't hear what was going on inside my head.

africanasshat

Not gonna lie, I occasionally still have to try and check to make sure no ones reading my thoughts by thinking something specific to get a reaction.

silvermoon_182

Dr. Lecter...

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My grandma told me dragonflies would sew my mouth shut so... yeah, dragonflies.

ta_2_usd

Bye Car....

Rust on cars.

I thought it meant they were dying and I felt really bad for them, like I shouldn't be looking. So I would hold tight to my mom or dad's hand and stare at the ground in parking lots, hoping I wouldn't see any rusty cars.

dustyspectacles

Behind the Glass....

Mirrors.

actual_zoombini

Yeah, specially if there is only a soft light so I can just barely recognize my face. And since I am dumb hell, I keep staring at myself doing weird faces, which causes me to freak out and get out of the bathroom. Recently I found out that if we look in a mirror constantly for like 5 mins with soft lighting, our brains start to see ourselves as if we had schizophrenia.

SebastianZQ3

The Chucky Hair

That my dolls would suddenly come alive and yell at me because I was brushing their hair too hard and try to kill me. I even had several night mares about it. It's like when your mom is brushing your hair and then suddenly the pulls that one hair that pinches your nerve and you wince. Like that but they would try to kill me instead.

youranovermypudding

My Babies...

I loved my cats so much as a little kid that I honestly believed that if someone broke into our house that they would try to hurt our kitties on top of trying to steal things.

I had no concept that a burglar really isn't interested in pets but rather are only focused on valuables.

I just thought people who broke into places they shouldn't were generally evil and would do as many evil things as they could once inside, such as hurt my animals.

I am SUPER sensitive to pet or animal abuse as an adult now.

5119medmusic

Is it Me?

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Personally, I was extremely concerned that everyone but me could be a robot and I wouldn't know.

silvermoon_182

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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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