ten random beliefs
At the tender age of five life was a world of amazement. Cellotape (sticky tape) came under this catagory, I remember asking my mom if the doctors could cellotape your head back on if it was chopped off, she re-assured me that they could.
Until a few years ago, I thought that when you parked where the sign said 'parking 1hr maximum, no return within 2hrs', that you were not allowed to go back to your car for 2hrs. I always felt I was breaking the law by complying with the 1hr parking time limit.
When I was younger, my mother told me that church was "the house of god." For the longest time, whenever I went to church I would wonder where god was and why his house was so weird - it didnt have any bedrooms or anything.
I used to believe that any grown woman received the title of 'mom.' I didn't understand why my parents continued to shoot down my dreams of becoming, as I put it, "a mom with no kids."
I quite frankly "KNEW" that a detached green hand lived under my bed. If I approached the bed and was close enough, the hand would grab my ankle. For many years, I would turn off the ceiling light and dive into bed.
There was stretch of road with big, old overhanging trees that Mom used to drive us through. At the beginning of this stretch there was a "Beware of Pedestrians" sign. We told our little brother that "pedestrians" were like octopus in the trees that dropped down on the cars and ate everybody in them. He believed this for years, poor kid.
When I was younger, I used to think that moustaches were just very long nose hairs.
when i was young i used to believe that the people on the tv were just tiny people inside the tv, and i remember watching a documentary about something in the desert and the voice over saying the animal in question was so dehydrated that it was close to death so i very quickly poured my glass of water into the gaps at the back of the tv in a desperate attempt to save it.... i didn't get to see if it worked or not :(
When I was a kid, I used to believe that the sky was the surface of a solid sphere and that we were inside this sphere.
I think the fact that the sky is usually blue and satellite pictures showed the Earth as being blue led me to belive this.
I was never able to figure out the knotty problem of how rockets managed to pierce through this solid wall of sky to make their way into space though.
As a kid you see talking plants and trees and animals on cartoons. In Kindergarten I needed to put shiny sparkles on my art paper covered in glue and a teacher pointed me towards a table. I saw a plant on the table and put my picture under the leaves and said "Okay plant, Sparkle!" She was pointing to the dish of sparkles next to the plant. Soon after I also found out that bark on a tree was not a captured dog bark but simply the outside shell. I was becoming really depressed at the fact that plants and trees really don't interact with is very much.