ten random beliefs
Since diamonds are the hardest mineral, I thought that a train could be derailed by a diamond on the track......thought about putting an old diamond ring my mother had onto the track, but never followed up on it, not wanting to be the cause of a drailment in our town! - GOOD THING!
my son thought that the warning triangle on the road side that said "deer" meant that that streach of road was expensive.
My parents used to tell me that if I didn't wear my seatbelt then we would automatically get in a crash. It was a really good way to get me to wear my seatbelt but whenever someone didn't have theirs on I would freak out.
My Grandmother had an ornamental chilli plant, with lots of small brightly coloured chillies on it. I was convinced that it was a jelly bean tree and thought she was lying to me because she didn't want me to eat them all. Suffice to say I learnt the hard way.
I sincerly believed that numbers only went up to ten when i was around 2-3. Yep the next year when we started things like 20 and 100 i was amazed and quite convinced that they had just been invented. yep i was very proud to be around for the invention of numbers over ten.
i used to believe that cows were just grown up sheep! This was due to my mother saying "You'll be old as cows before you realise."!
I used to think that the term 'Prima Donna' was actually 'Pre-Madonna',
i.e. a singer who makes pop music in the style usual before Madonna
For years I believed that cheerleaders had to have surgery to remove their hands and put pom-poms in. I vowed never to become a cheerleader -- Good thing too, I'm male.
When I was a child I believed that a woman's breasts got larger and larger gradually during their entire lives starting at puberty. I just assumed I would have "big" boobs by the time I was 30 and enormous ones by the time I was 70. Maybe because my rather young mother had a small boobs and my great-grandmother had huge ones..?
When I was little, my mom told me that once when my great-grandma was flying, she reached out the plane window and grabbed some clouds. She said it felt just like big cotton balls.
I didn't fly until I was in high school, so I couldn't test it out. Even then, I just figured that in my great-grandma's day, plane must have had windows that opened. It seriously wasn't till years later that I thought about it again...after I had learned about air temperature and pressure at those altitudes! Sheesh.