When I was a kid I used to get creeped out thinking I was eating something that would turn into a chick if I didn't cook it and eat it.
Never mind that even when a carton of eggs sat in our fridge a long time, chicks never appeared. (Clearly, I'm no rocket scientist ... or egg expert.)
But I get creeped out easily by food, especially meats. I can not eat it if it's still in the shape of the animal - think fish that still looks like one, or a whole hen uncut. Am I the only one with this issue?
Even though I'm from the south, I can't bring myself to eat BBQ. I know - that's southern sacrilege. I just have too many memories of sitting lakeside, turning a steering wheel, attached to a pole, on which a whole hog was speared and being roasted over a fire for a fourth of July picnic. UHHHHG. It gives me the heebie-jeebies even now. Plus, how redneck does that sound?! Anyway, it ruined me on BBQ forevah, yall.
On the upside, at least I can watch Charlotte's Webb without remorse.