ten random beliefs
I used to confuse the time of 'Lent' with the verb 'lend'. I thought that when someone gave up something for lent they would give it all to someone. I told myself that one day i would give up cough medcine and punish the greedy person who took everyone's sweets and cakes.
Not so much a belief, but an assumption. We used to drive the same route to go camping and along one road was a farm with a signpost out front. The top one said RABBITS FOR SALE and the one below it said FRESH EGGS. I always assumed the eggs were rabbit eggs. I was about 14 before it dawned on me that the eggs were chicken eggs.
when i was little i used to believe that everytime you listened to the radio it was actually playing live. In a place at a specific time. and i thought that all the artists were best friends due to the fact that the next song came quickly. I was completely crushed because i found out that it wasnt true when i was listening to ''Try Again'' by Aaliyah. . .and before that it said that it was a dedication to Aaliyah
When I was little, I thought dying your hair would give you the color AND hairstyle displayed on the box.
I was raised Catholic, and had the idea of "inviting Jesus into your heart" doa little confused. Apparently, he knocked all the time, and when you answered, he could come inside & be inside your heart. The symbolism of this was somewhat lost on me though - I routinely used to kick Jesus out of my heart before I did bad things. I would tell him to leave, and once the evil deed was done, I would say, "Okay Jesus, you can come back in now." This went on for years.
I was born on St Patricks day, and one day an old Irish man in the park told me that anyone born on St Patricksday was part leprechaun.
I fully beleived it until I was 8
From the time I was a child, I believed penguins were man-sized. All the pictures I ever saw of them they were standing on ice, with nothing to reference their size. I am 57 and it wasn't until a few years ago that I learned differently.
Ever since I can remember, I always thought I could talk to the wind. If it was blowing hard, I would put my hands on my hips and say "Stop being so cranky!" and the like for different situations... Sometimes I'm still tempted to ;)
I used to believe, when i was about 4, that red skittles were poisonous. No one could convince me otherwise. But I knew the trick to getting the poison out was to let them sit somewhere until they became dusty, then eat them with the dust still on there. My mom claims she found red skittles shoved everywhere around the house.
I used to believe that the "beeswax" in furniture polish came from the ears of bees - 'cos my wax came from my ears ( frequently syrenged as a child)! I used to wonder how they caught them, how small their ears must have been and if they had really small cotton buds made especially for the purpose.