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We Asked Brazilians To Guess Whether These American Treats Are Food Or Toys

Spoiler alert: they thought a lot of them were sex toys.

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I recently visited BuzzFeed's Brazilian team in their São Paulo office and showed them 11 uncaptioned photos of things from my American childhood. I wanted to see if they could guess from a picture alone whether the objects were safe for human consumption (FOOD) or intended for playing (TOY). This is...

Water snake (toy)

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Flora: PILLOW.

Alexandre: Wat.

Juliana: It's those things for sore muscles.

Manuela: FOOD.

Iran: Toy...and sex toy.

Alexandre: It doesn't look like a toy or a food.

Rafael: Alien food.

Alexandre: It is not a toy, nobody can play with this.

Jawbreaker (food)

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Flora: TOTES A CANDY.

Juliana: Toy!!!!!!!!!!

Rafael: Artsy toy.

Iran: I do not know this, but I think it is beautiful and is a really pretty object for my room.

Juliana: Those balls you buy from the machine.

Alexandre: Soccer ball Jackson Pollock edition.

Rafael: Pollock's bollocks.

Wax lips (food and toy)

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Iran: PORNNNN.

Juliana: Hahahahah this one is hard!

Alexandre: Can be both I think.

Gaspar: IT'S A FROY!!!

Manuela: I'm shocked.

Flora: This is so not safe for kids. This is just in bad taste overall.

Gaspar: IT'S KYLIE JENNER. She finally became a mouth.

Wax soda bottles (food)

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Juliana: FOOOODDDD DELICIOUS.

Rafael: Well, I hope it's food.

Iran: FOOD WE NEED.

Gaspar: I think it's a toy. A very boring toy.

Clarissa: It does not look tasteful. It looks like plastic. I would go with TOY, just because I wish so badly that's not a food?

Alexandre: Food, it's not fun enough to be a toy.

Gaspar: Maybe with ketchup?

Ring Pop (food)

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Clarissa: Is that real life?

Gaspar: CANDY BLIIIIINGGG. And I only know this because Mariah has a song called "Candy Bling."

Manuela: I want one.

Iran: Food, toy, and accessory.

Alexandre: Fashion food.

Juliana: Wearable food.

Rafael: Probably hard to eat.

Candy Buttons (food)

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Clarissa: Is that a tape?

Flora: It looks like a very silly toy, so food.

Gaspar: Hmmmm... it couldn't be M&M.

Rafael: 3D PRINTED CANDY!

Iran: Coisa pra bricolagem.

Flora: Iran thinks it's for arts and crafts.

Growing dinosaurs (toy)

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Gaspar: Toyyy.

Flora: Toy.

Juliana: TOY, I USED TO LOVE THAT.

Manuela: FOOD (I ate mine).

Clarissa: Toy (but you can drink the water after and I bet it tastes sweet).

Alexandre: Omg, this have to be food. A food that get bigger inside water.

Gaspar: Grows underwater = porn.

Iran: PORNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

Lollipop Paint Shop (food)

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Alexandre: Toxic food.

Gaspar: I think it's a toxic toy.

Flora: Food...real adults wouldn't call it food though.

Juliana: Food that makes you live about three years less.

Rafael: Food that makes me angry.

Manuela: Funny food.

Alexandre: This kind of purple can't be eaten.

Poppers (toy)

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Alexandre: Another toxic food.

Clarissa: Clearly porn.

Gaspar: It's a ball.

Juliana: Contraception method.

Iran: Ball, porn.

Gaspar: Is it sweet? I don't know, have to taste it.

Rafael: Worthless half balls.

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