ten random beliefs
I used to believe that inhaling the smell of tar from roadworks was good for you, my mother used to take me around roadworks because she said it cleared your airways out!!
I was always told that if the dog was wagging its tail, it was happy and friendly. If the cat is switching its tail, it was agitated and likely to scratch. I tested this explanation by forcing our happy dog's wagging still. It very quickly became unhappy and bit me. Voila! The adults were right. So, naturally, the next step would be to force the cat's switching tail to hold still and it would be happy... the results weren't what I was expecting.
I used to believe that the No Clothes Monster lived under my bed (he looked sort of like Gollum from Lord of the Rings). If I ever stood completely naked in my room, he would get me. So when I changed my underwear I was very careful to keep one leg in the old pair until I got a new pair on. I probably did this until I was twelve or so.
When I was a kid I thought all the wrestlers on tv had oranges under their skin to make them look muscular :)
i used to believe that when the sun shines through gaps in the clouds the sunbeams were souls from graveyards going up to heaven.
I used to believe that the people broadcasting TV programs were really lazy, and turned it off when you blinked. I used to sit there for ages, eyes wide open and streaming, trying to catch 'em out in the act. I never managed it.
I guess this means that at the age of six I was roughly on a par with Schroedinger.
I used to believe that you get your taxes done at the taxidermist.
i used to believe that if you were driving forwards you were going north.
I used to believe that my school teachers lived inside the school and my school bus driver lived on the bus.
While making bread, I asked what a yeast was. My mother replied that it was a small gerbil-like creature found in the woods.
For 11 fruitless years I searched nature books for a picture of one...