ten random beliefs
I used to believe that Newton's 3rd Law (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction) could work both ways....the example we were given was that "if you push on a wall, the wall pushes back"....I used to walk down the hallways worriedly thinking "what if the wall pushes FIRST!!??"
When I was very young I learnt about pirhanas at the same time a washing detergent company had a TV ad featuring cartoon enzymes that munched the dirt off clothes in the washing machine. Somehow the two got linked in my mind, and thought that when the lights were off that the floor was covered in 'enzymes' that could eat my bones clean in 30 seconds. I had to jump from the hallway onto my bed without touching my carpet or they'd get me.
i believed, coming from my grandfather on my mother's side, that veal was not to be eaten because it was mermaid meat. i learned that this wasn't true, of course, but i was shocked to learn, at 15 yrs old, that my grandfather believed this with all his heart... even to the day he died.
my mum used to say to me shut the door or you will let a draught in, but i thought she was saying giraffe, and i was terrified that giraffes must be on the loose and very dangerous!
When I was younger, I used to think that coffins were cans that you put dead people in so that other people can eat them like sardines... So when my uncle died, and I went to his funeral, I cried and I asked my mum "Are people going to eat uncle Joe?!"
At my primary school there were signs that said "live cables burried here" when I was little I thought these signs said "live couple buuried here" I thought there was people burried all over my school.
Until I was in HIGH SCHOOL I thought that pimentos occured naturally inside of green olives. Embarrassed myself terribly finding out otherwise.
My sister told me that if I could kiss my elbow I would change into a boy. I never disproved her on this.
When I was young my mother used to tell me that guacamole was actually crushed grasshoppers.
When i was 11 years old, i belief that when stars are broken, it falls in the see and again it is born as a star fish...