ten random beliefs
My parent's told me that if you push the button at the end of the handbrake in the car, the car will automatically flip onto it's head. When I was 14 my buddy and I were sitting in the car and he reached for the handbrake button - I hit him! He was not amused until I explained to him why I did it. Then he was VERY amused!
While I was living in Pakistan as a child I used to catch ghecko's (lizards) and sometimes I would accidentially grab their tail which they would then let fall off. In my horror I would pick up the fallen tail and run to my mother for a bandaid to attach the tail back on to the lizard. I guess I just thought bandaids could fix anything.
My dad and the guy next door had both lost a finger in separate accidents before I was born. I remember thinking that all men, when they reached a certain age, had one of their fingers fall off.
I loved game shows as a kid but I could never figure out what they meant by "constellation prizes." I thought those sounded way better than any car or money but they always went to the losers. Now when I hear "consolation prize" I get a little sad that they aren't getting a group of stars.
My dad told me once that my eyes were turning square from watching too much tv. He held my head to the window, and carefully examined them, indicating the square edges in front of me.
I spent hours looking at them in my mirror, trying to see the square edges. Took me about a month to realise he was not being entirely truthful :D
When I was young I had a plan to shoot big piles of paper up to the sun so it would never burn out.
On family car trips, my sister used to hold my head down to prevent me from looking out the window and she'd tell me she could see "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty" and all my favorite Disney characters, and they'd all disappear as soon as she let my head up. I think I only believed it for a year or so.
Whenever stuff got moved at our house, or lost, my Mom would say "George did it". When I was about 3 I met a friend of my grandparents who was named George, and launched into a little tirade at him about not coming to our house and taking/moving things anymore... But it worked, nothing that got lost at my house was ever blamed on George again.
I used to believe that the reason married couples had the same last name was because you could only marry someone who had your last name. I was quite daunted by the task of not only finding someone I wanted to marry, but finding someone I wanted to marry that had my last name.
When I was 6 i used to think that eating Bananas with bruises on was how you actually got bruises!!