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when i waz a kid and on holiday at our caravan my ma. had a delph chicken which you could lift the top off and she kept eggs in .every morning i got up for breakfast she told me the chicken laid the eggs i waz eating and i well believed her

steelo.belfast ireland
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My grandfather told me if you put salt on a goose'es tail feathers, you could catch it. I pestered my father until we went to a lake in Orlando and tried it out. I was 6 years old and totally believed my grandfather. My father finally managed to catch a mud duck, where else, but in the mud! I wonder what my father said to my grandfather about that!

Beth
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My brother and I used to fight over the chicken legs whenever my mom would cook it, so she would always buy an extra package of legs when she bought a whole chicken. She and my brother had me convinced that all this had come from a six-legged racing chicken.

scheru
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When I was little, the grocery store we shopped at had a large tree out in front, always covered with funny looking animals on the limbs. I don't know WHY, but for some reason, my Dad thought it was funny to tell me those were called "golly-whoppers". I believed him, until a friend of mine from grade school went with us one day to the store (MUCH LATER)...and I showed her the golly-whoppers! My Dad was in the car and had a great laugh. He had forgotten to tell me the truth...in fact, they were chickens.

t
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When I was young I thought birds were going to "bird school" when they sat in groups on the telephone lines. On Sundays, they were in "bird church." I still am reminded of that when I see them today, and I'm a senior citizen.

Emily
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when i was little, my parents used to take me to the park and tell me that there were very pretty baby pink and yellow birds there and that if i ran after them really quickly, i could bring them home with me.

i spent countless times running from tree to tree trying to 'catch' these birds. it was only when i got older that i realized it was my parents' way of getting me to exercise cos i was a really lazy kid. come to think abt it, i never actually seen these colored birds before either.

Jean
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I used to believe that boneless chicken were really raised. I imagined that this kind couldn't fly as they do not have bones.

Animals
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I had a dream about some geese coming into my bedroom and hissing etc at me. In the morning I was really scared and my mum told me that it was alrighy-dad had taken them back to the lake on his way to work! I believed her for yrears afterwards!

Lucy, UK
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I used to believe that birds subsisted on bread.

C.C.
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When I was a kid I used to think that lesser spotted birds were one that were few in number. I thought if not many bird watchers saw a particular type of bird it was referred to as lesser spotted!

Ruth
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I once saw an illustration of bird flight in a book and for a long time I thought there were separate breeds of geese called 'upstroke' and 'downstroke'.

Mike B. London
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As a child, my dad always told me that swans and ducks couldn't swim, they just walked along the bottom of the lake. How dangerous?!

Clare
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As a kid, my mom told me that chicken eggs from the supermarket wouldn't hatch because they needed to be "fertilized" -- for a shamefully long time, I thought this meant that the farmer went into the henhouse with a bucket of fertilizer (like the stuff my dad put on the lawn) and sprinkled it over the eggs.

Melissa
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my best friend once told me that birds didnt get electrocuted when they sat on pylons because they hopped from foot to foot very quikly.

farber
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My dad told me that the reason Birds didn't get electrocuted on overhead wire was they had rubber feet!!

Derricki
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When I was little I used to insist that pirates' parrots didn't say "pieces of eight", they said "pieces of egg". It made a lot more sense to me, because you can't chop an eight up (OK, I didn't know an eight was an old coin) but eggs are easily sliceable.

stonergirl
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My mother told me that the first sound of a morning was the birds tweeting and farting in the trees as they woke up to start the day. I was always trying to wake up early enough to hear them as I had never heard a bird fart.

Debbie
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My Nana once caught my cousin (who was about 3-4 years old at the time), planting feathers in a row in the garden. When she asked Jason what he was doing he replied, "planting feathers so birds will grow Nana!"

Helen
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One night when I was really young we were driving home
from my grandmothers when I notices the blinking red lights
on the radio towers along the highway. Confused about how there
were so many red lights up there and there were no buildings my
mother *probably to shut me up* told me they were sleeping birds.
I then went through a number of years where I thought that birds
would glow red when they slept. I thought the blinking was rythmic
with their breathing.

Anon
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When I was about 7 or8 years old I always wondered why do the chicks crowd undertheir mother-hens feathers and wings. I figured out that ifcalfs suckle theirs mothers, lambs suckle their mothers so must the chicks do under thewings. When I went to school, and was about 10 the teacher was asking: do calves sucklet heir mothers? Yees! Do piglets suckle their mother? Yees! Do chickls suckle their mother? Nooo! only I said loudly Yees! The whole class and the teacher had a good laugh and I was explained that the chickcs are kept warm by their hen mother under her wings and inher feather! I remembered that forever!!!

Irene Hughes
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