ten random beliefs
I believed that when we were in the car driving that the car just sat there while the Earth rotated making the tires turn.
my mom always said if you fell asleep with gum in your mouth it would end up in your hair!
I thought you would swallow it during the night & it would seep out into your hair thru your scalp.
I used to believe that my nightlight stopped ghosts from haunting me, because ghosts only come out in the dark, and that sleeping with my blanket pulled up over my neck (even in summer) would prevent vampire bites. Which makes perfect sense, considering the well-known vampire aversion to gingham.
My mum and dad split up when I was four. Later I thought this was because they wanted to give me and my brother two Christmases and two birthdays every year because we lived with our mum and our dad came to see us on another day every week. It made me love them both even more! It was quite disappointing when my mum told me that it was 'just one of those things', but it was still great having two birthdays and two Christmases.
when i was around the age of 7 my whole family ( my mom, dad, sister, and I) whent to an amusment park where there were 2 roller coasters that raced eachother called lightning and thunder. i convinced my self that when a storm took place it was the roller coasters. and to make it even stranger i thought i could hear them from the park wich was miles away!
When I was about 11-12, my aunt said that she wanted me to pull the plug if she was a vegetable in a hospital someday. She didn't want to live that way. I was horrified, because I believed that family members literally had to unplug the hospital beds from the walls themselves and I didn't think I could do it.
I once heard on Newsround that if you ate burgers and drank coke it would poison you. So when we went to MacDonalds I would always made sure that I ate a few chips in between eating my burger and drinking my coke. Always careful they didn't mix in my mouth as that would poison me.
When I was little I thought that the little puff of smoke when a candle burns out was your prayer going up to heaven. I would delight in sitting in church watching all those prayers wafting silently up to God. Quite sweet I think.
I also used to pray that my mum could have a washing machine, since she said she wanted one and you're not supposed to pray for things for yourself. When she eventually got one I was quietly pleased that my prayers had been answered. Turns out it was Radio Rentals and not God who provided it. It's the thought that counts...
I used to believe that Concorde's nose was used to drink water with when it was thirsty.
This 'factoid' remained uncorrected in my 'mental fact archive' until the age of 20 when watching an airshow on the TV.
I remember seeing Concorde coming in to land with it's nose bent down and thinking "Ah - it'll be having a drink after it's landed.... EHHH???? WTF???"
Thanks Dad for telling me that when watching an airshow on the TV when I was 4......
As a child I used think if I jumped too high on a trampoline I'd be sucked up into outer space.