ten random beliefs
When i was little, my grandmother used to babysit my sister and me and watch movies with us. Whenever the FBI Copyright warning would come on, i'd ask what it was and grandma would invariably answer "Don't worry about that. It's not for kids." For some reason i took this to mean it was "adult content" and looked away for fear of accidentally seeing naked people and getting in trouble with the FBI. It never occured to me to question why there would be porn at the beginning of my favorite Disney cartoons.
As a ploy to keep us from putting small rubber toys in our mouths, our parents told us that toys were made out of boogies. I imagined a toy factory, where the workers picked their noses...
When I was a kid, I would always see a really tall guy (he was in his teens) at my church. He was really tall, he'd literally have to bend down to get past a door frame.
So I told myself he was a hundred years old.
Then, to explain why old people look old and he still looked pretty young, I told myself that first you look young, then look old, and after that "old stage" you start to look young again.
As I was growing up my grandfather loved to eat ice.So one day I asked him why did he love to eat ice all the time. He told me that because if he then he wont go to the devil because he will be to cold.I actually believed this until I was well in my teens.
I used to believe that a little woman and her kids lived in your rectum.When you pooped she was making them go outside to play. Sometimes they wanted to go out and sometimes they didn't.
When I was little I used to believe that children in movies where played by adults. I just figured that they edited them smaller. Since acting is a job, and jobs are for adults, it made perfect sense.
I used to believe that cats eyes in the road were real cats eyes that had been collected by some mad street cat catcher (think child catcher Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).
Because I was adopted I was sure that my real parents were a prince and princess from different royal families who were at war, so after I was born they hid me with a "real" family so that I would be safe. I was sure that when the war stopped and my royal parents could be together again that they would come and get me. I told my mom and dad that I would find work for them at the palace so we would not miss each other, but that my little brother could not come. I believed this until I was about 10 or 11, and then just could not convince myself any longer.
My dad told me the hazard light button was actually for the ejection seat. And we didn't know which one it ejected. Thanks Dad.
I used to think that the ocean was salty because of the boston tea party, and that the tea never got washed out and spread to the entire ocean.
Apparently I thought that the ocean was freshwater before this.
I guess it never occured to me why tea would make water salty instead of tea-like.