What a wonderful thread! Bravo to all of you that have aksed questions! Thank you. You will find that most Mormons are happy to answer questions, no matter how silly you may think they are. We jump at the chance to clear up misunderstandings, myths and questions on our beliefs. Ask away!
Here are some questions I have been asked.
"How many moms do you have?" One.
"But how many wives does your dad have?" One. The Mormon church discontiued polygamy in 1890. Even for the short years it was practiced, it was less than 10% of the membership that practiced it. Please don't confuse us with the FLDS church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) does not allow its members to practice polygamy. More info here.
"Do you have horns?" (I'm serious. Someone asked me this in HS) No. No tails either.
"Can Mormons have pierced ears?" Yes. We have been cautioned however to treat our bodies like a temple and a gift from God and to be careful not to disrespect our Father in Heaven by abusing the inside (why we avoid things like smoking, alcohol, and coffee) or outside of it. Like Bella said, mulitple piercings and tattoos are scary!
"You guys have grocery stores in your basements, huh?" Umm...sort of. Like the Boy Scouts (or Joseph of Egypt), we are taught to be prepared. In the past we were directed to have a year supply of food to sustain life in an emergency (natural disaster, job loss, etc.) Because of some recent food studies done by the church, they have slightly change this directive. We are now to build a 3 month supply of food that we use regulary (cereals, canned foods, boxed mixes, etc...) and long term storage of the basic staples (rice, beans, wheat, powdered milk, sugar, etc.) that when stored properly will last 20+ years. More info here.
Anything else? We welcome all questions.