ten random beliefs
At my friend's house one day, we suddenly got an idea to go out and collect acorns. My friend put them in a bowl, along with some grass and water and began mashing it with a stick. And somehow eventually the water turned white. My friend told me it was milk, but even so i didn't have the heart to taste it. From then on I believed acorns, grass and water made milk (why this logic? because cows eat grass and they produce milk). I remember spending a day with a bowlfull of grass and water, but no acorns were at hand. I spent the afternoon mashing it and leaving it in the sun for awhile, till my sister came out and asked me what i was doing. 'Making milk,' I replied. 'But it's not working. I don't have any acorns.'
When I was little, I was at the pool and my sister told me not to blow water out the end of those hollow floating things or i would get meningococcal.
I had never heard of it before and i thought she said i would get a ninja cockeral.
I didn't ever do it again.
My father-in-law, who is his 50's, has recently got himself hooked up to the internet. Every night, before he goes to bed, he unplugs the main power supply and disconnects the modem. The reason? To stop the computer merrily browsing on the web all by itself and running up a huge phone bill. I swear this is true.
I believed there was a town called "Random".
If someone said, for instance, that "the numbers were selected at random," then I thought that they must have been to Random to pick the numbers.
When I was a kid I remember hearing about and watching rockets being sent into space. I asked my mum about it and she explained that they were learning stuff about space so they sent someone up there to look around, but it cost a lot of money and could be dangerous.
For years I couldn't understand why they didn't just ask superman to go have a look for them.
I used to believe that you could literally waste your breath. If you talked too much, someday you would just run out of air and die.
When I was little, my dad told me I had freckles on my face from throwing rocks in the toilet. For the longest time I would try to rub the freckles off my face.
When I was a kid, I believed that bible school was "beauty school", and called it that all the time.
I had never heard of Chicken Pox when I got it as a kid. When the doctor told my mom, I started crying and told them, "I don't want to turn into a chicken!"
I didn't know what a toilet plunger was used for. But I remembered seeing in a cartoon once that a character ran around with one stuck to his face. So that's exactly what I did.
You can imagine my reaction when my dad told me what a toilet plunger was actually used for!