ten random beliefs
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.
When I was about 7 or 8 years old, my dad once told me that the 'Emergency Test' on the TV meant that the TV was going to blow up. A week after he told me that I was at my grandmothers and the "test Beep" came on tv and i ran around my grandmothers house screaming "The TV is going to blow up!"
This may not have anything to do with anything, but when I was little i had an imaginary friend called Mr Snozberry. He was lovely, very good at telling jokes as I recall. Anyway, when I was about five and a half he commited suicide. I'm not joking, he had a very nice funeral, all his friends were there, Mr Raspberry, Mr Strawberry, Mr Gooseberry....
In kindergarten i thought when my school library is closed, the library teacher would shut all the blinds, wear a bikini, turn on the radio and start dancing.
As a small boy, I had watched a childrens programme about dinosaurs, they had used a block of flats as reference to show their enormous size.
As a result I used to be scarred witless as we walked home past a nearby block of flats - expecting a tyranasaurous to jump out from behind and to eat me and my mum.
When I was about 4 or 5 and I used to watch TV commercials, I remember seeing a commercial for Charcoal rocks for the Barbeque Grill, In the commercial it showed the man taking out the Rocks, then it showed a nice juicy hamburger. I thought (until I was almost 8!) that you were able to buy all kind of rocks and when you put them in the flames on the grill, the formed into all different foods! I thought that you could buy Steak Rocks, Hamburger Rocks, Chicken Rocks etc.!!!! Like it were some kind of dehydrated space food!!!
I used to believe that a tornado was a giant red tomato that rolled through cities and towns.
My Dad told me that biting my nails would result in a large toenail being attached to my stomach lining.
If you hold your breath and make a wish under a highway tunnel it will come true....I still hold my breath :)
my best friend once told me that birds didnt get electrocuted when they sat on pylons because they hopped from foot to foot very quikly.