ten random beliefs
I used to believe that the reason married couples had the same last name was because you could only marry someone who had your last name. I was quite daunted by the task of not only finding someone I wanted to marry, but finding someone I wanted to marry that had my last name.
When I was about 7 years old, I watched a show about atomic bombs. They mentioned that the destructive force was brought about by splitting atoms. For a long while after that show, I believed that there was a small chance that I could split an atom while doing something like cutting bread with a knife. I was always terrified that by cutting my jelly sandwich into halves, I may accidentally wipe my town off the map.
My Dad use to tell me if I pouted and stuck my lower lip out, a bird would come and poop on my lip.
When I was very little, I imbued inanimate objects with personalities. When it was raining and the windshield wipers were on, I thought it was a mother and her child. The one on the left was the mother putting the child to bed. "You must go to bed!" and the child would jump back up saying "I won't go to bed!" over and over.
My dad told me, when i was about 6, that if i farted with my head under the blanket, my hair will become curly. I didn't buy that, but my younger brother did. The funny thing is that his hair later on really became curly:D
I used to believe that taxidermied creatures were alive and that by some magical force they hybernated during the day, and came alive at night. Also if only their head was sticking out of the wall, their body was behind it. I used to tell them that I knew their secret.
I always thought 'virgin' was Marys star sign and could never work out why it was such a big deal
when i was a kid we whre told that hoping around a chair on one foot with only one sock on meant that someone was going to die .
I used to think that the Stone of Scone in Scotland was actually a giant scone that had been baked wrong and come out like hard rock. I thought that the scottish clans used to deliberately bake their scones like this to throw at their enemies - and this was where the term "sconning someone" came from. I believed this up until a year ago. I'm 24 now.
My older sister told me an earthquake was an animal that hid under your bed and shook because it was scared. She even helped me put food out so it could be my pet.