ten random beliefs
When I was little I heard my grandmother tell someone a story about a child who ate raisins and they swelled up and caused his stomach to burst and he had to have surgery to fix it. I was terrified of eating raisins for years after that until I found out it wasn't true.
When I was little I believed that stoplights were activated when they saw their specified color. So, being a redhead, I'd duck every time I saw a stoplight.
I used to believe that the bigger the coin was, the more it was worth.
I used to believe that American water was chemically different to our water; because while water in Britain boils at 100 degrees and freezes at 0 degrees, in America it boils at 212 degrees and freezes at 32 degrees.
Because women could produce milk I thought it only made sense that men made coffee. Now it makes sense why I don't drink coffee.
When I was little I thought that parents had kids just so they could eat them. I remember sitting in the car once as my mom talked to one of her friends and I swore they were talking about ways to cook me.
I used to believe that sky-scrapers literally scraped the sky. I thought that they moved around and caused the cirrus type cloud formation because cirrus looks like cumulus that has been scraped. I would look up and whenever I saw cirrus I always used to think - "Damn, I missed the sky-scrapers again".
When I was a kid I noticed that adults [liek my parents] were bigger than me, and that adults older than my parents [like my grandparents] were shorter than my parents, I thought you grew up till you were big, then you shrank back down till you were kid sized and started all over again ...
When I was like 8 or so, we had this ice cream van that came by and played the Mario Bros. theme song. At first I though it was Mario who was handing out the ice cream to the kids, until one day I had enough money to buy one and found out it was actually a woman.
I used to believe that my Aunty could steal all my bones. She would tell me she had stolen them and I would scream until she gave them back.