ten random beliefs
Because I could never figure out how telephones worked, I thought they used wires to connect everyone's house up with everyone else's in the world.
As an 7 year old Irish Catholic I was used to hearing the 'Hail Mary' But the line "blessed are thou amongst women" sounded like "blessed are thou, a Monk Swimming". At the age of 10 I was taken to a monastry and encouraged to ask questions. My question was "where is the swimming pool" ! I was the talk of the school.
I used to hear a lot about seriel killers when I was little. So I asked my dad what it meant. He told me that "it was someone who killed people the same way" I took this to mean that seriel killers would throw the same type of cereal at their victims to kill them.
When I was around 13-14, before I understood where money came from etc etc I thought that when a cashier asked you if you wanted 'cash back' it literally meant, 'would you like some of money you used to purchase this item back' I always used to ask my mum why she never wanted any of her cash back! I have now learned that I should explain shit to my kids to save them all this hassle!
At Sunday School, we were taught about 'the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost'. The first two I could always cope with meeting, but I lived in dreadful terror of bumping into the Holy Ghost!
Small wonder, then, that I turned out to be atheist...
I used to think that the shoulder blades were actually "back breasts".
I used to think that gas was drilled like oil. "How lucky that two gas stations across the street found a well!" My 5-year old brain thought.
When I was 7 or so, I finally saw a tanker truck unloading gas at a station. I asked my dad about this strange occurrence...who informed me that gas stations had underground storage tanks. Mind Blown!
I used to be believe that vanilla ice cream was the "healthy" flavor.
I used to believe that if you reversed the radio plug in the socket the music and words would come out upside down and backwards.
After choking on some food, adults would always say "it went down the wrong tube", so I used to think that you had one tube for solid food and one tube for liquid and you had a coughing fit when they got mixed up. This proved problematic when eating soup.