ten random beliefs
I thought change was the store's way of saying thank you.
I remember being swung across the backseat of a car when my dad made a sharp turn. I asked my dad why it happened, and he told me, "It's something called enersha". So I believed that there was an invisible girl named "Enersha" who would occaisonally push me from time to time. I apparently got in trouble at school many times for blaming Enersha when I dropped something.
When I was a young child I used to believe that when you ran for presidency, the person that could run the furthest without stopping became president.
My parents invented "Mr. Tooth Decay" when I and my brother were small. I envisioned him looking like the Mr. Bubble guy, only green,scowling and carrying a pic ax. Mr. Tooth Decay would knock on the bathroom wall (while staked out in the closet on the other side) whenever my parents felt we weren't spending enough time or effort brushing our teeth. Our parents told us if he made it into the bathroom, he would take out our teeth and run away with them. My brother and I totally fell for this and lived in constant fear of his arrival. Sometimes, Mr. Tooth Decay wouldn't even make it into the house, instead my dad or mom would yell, "He's coming up the walk right now!" We'd run to the bathroom and start brushing like mad. To this day I still jump if I hear an unexpected knock while brushing my teeth. I wonder what my parents were thinking scaring us like that!
I had a really scientific explanation for why poop was brown when I was little... First of all, people eat lots of food at picnics, and picnics only take place on sunny days, and the sun makes your skin brown, so the color of poop was caused by the food rolling down the inside of your skin picking up your sun tan.
I used to believe that a preacher at a wedding ceremony would ask the groom, "Do you take this woman to be your awful wife?", instead of "lawful" wife. I could never understand why anyone would want to marry an "awful" wife.
During a very long car ride to the ocean, I came to the conclusion that the moon was actually a reflection of Earth, and if I looked hard enough, I really could see my family's car moving on the surface.
I thought that Penelope was pronounced Pen-el-ope. I also thought Bob was short for Bobert. (Because Rob was short for Robert! Very logical, huh?)
I remember my first science based thought was based on a survival scenario. If you are a small boat going over a waterfall then you need to crawl to the back, grab hold of the boat and just before you hit the water you jump from the boat. Thus saving yourself from a 100ft fall by making a three foot jump. Ta da.
I used to believe that The Horse was The Cow's husband, and that it produced chocolate milk.