ten random beliefs
I used to believe that traffic lights were controlled by groundhogs (or some similar animal) that had been trained to make the lights change when it felt cars go over the road.
two related beliefs I have decided to put in the same post are:
I thought the Medieval times where called that because people were so evil then.
I also thought that if someone was middle aged it means they lived during the Middle Ages
When we were little kids eating watermelon at my Grandma's house my Uncle John used to cut the red part out of the watermelon and eat it, leaving us the pink and white part before the rind. He said he was taking out the bad part so we would not get sick.
When I was in elementary school, I used to believe, because of my mother's husband, that if you unscrewed your belly button, your butt would fall off.
i was raised christian. when i asked my parents why i had to be christin, they responded by telling me that jesus was coming back to earth "any day now", and taking all of us christians with him to heaven. I was terrified. i didn't want to go to heaven with jesus if that meant leaving all my toys behind. i would carry around as many toys as i could at a time, sometimes strapping them to my legs with belts. if jesus returned to take me to heaven i could at least bring my toys with me.
I sometimes used to have tonsil stones up until I got my tonsils out when I was 12. But I never knew what they were until a couple years ago (I'm 37 now); I had never even heard the term before, nor did I know they came from my tonsils (the doctor never even mentioned it)! Anyway, it embarrasses me to admit this, but up until age 8 or so I used to pick my nose and eat it (gross, I know -- I cringe when I think about it now). It was around the same time that I started getting tonsil stones, and up until I learned what they were and where they come from, I thought they were boogers that I had previously swallowed but somehow lodged in my esophagus and didn't make it all the way down to my stomach! I don't remember if it helped scare me into not eating my boogers, but my tonsil stones continued long after I had stopped that disgusting habit, and I never told anybody about it because I was embarrassed!
I'm terrified of spiders because when i was about 7 a friend of mine told me that there was a kind of spider that would spit on you and make all your skin fall off.
I used to believe that my parents drove the car like a plane - push on the steering wheel to go faster, pull to go slower
I honestly thought that every time I used the vacuum cleaner, it was going to blow up and kill me. I loathed having to do that particular chore, and I'd always try to do it as quickly as possible so as to not get blown up by the exploding vacuum cleaner. I think I just hated the noise it made.
The very first time I saw a globe (of Earth, yes) I asked where "College" was located.