The thread about non-food items you ate as a child got me reminiscing...
I was under 10 during the height of the space program. Living in Florida at the time it was very much in the news. I made it a point to listen when Walter Cronkite was speaking - I was under the impression he was my grandfather for a while and he seemed very comforting.
I was especially interested in seeing what this glorious Cake Canaveral was that he kept talking about. I imagined it was an enormous wedding cake structure akin to something Hansel and Gretel would have encountered, sans nasty witch. Night after night I watched and the glorious cake was never shown...
Fast forward a few years to 5th grade where we explored geography and learned terms such as isthmus, peninsula and CAPE!
At that point it was suddenly very clear that the glorious Cake Canaveral would never be nibbled upon. A curious mixture of chagrin mixed with deep sorrow followed.