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One night we were at my grandparent's second house (out in the woods) and the adults decided to show how to catch a bird whose name I can't recall. Well, we had to hold the bags and the adults would "chase the birds" and we caught them. We put them in the outside shower and we found holes in the bags thinking they got away. For a few years me, my brother, and cousins believed we had actually caught real birds when they were really rocks.
When i was small i remember my mum saying "A little birdie told me..." and then some random information that she knew because she was my mum. I remember I had a secret to tell my friend, some insignificant secret. and when i got to the juicy part i stopped. i remember turning as white as a sheet. "whats wrong??" my worried friend asked. i pointed at a small bird on my window sill, near the open window, "its going to tell my mummy!"
When i was 5 & 6 years old i kept close watch on the bird seeds we planted each summer during Vacation Bible School for the birds that were sure to be produced. I firmly believed that "bird seeds" would produce birds in the same way that watermelon seeds produced watermelon.
My mom always told me that if i was bad, seagulls will come and bite my shoulders. (we were always sailing where there are lots of seagulls) To this day, im still a little afraid of them.
I used to think that everytime a chicken took a crap it laid an egg. I was so nieve.
When I was a kid my mother used to tell us that emus would peck your eyes out. Evennow Ican't go near emus in zoos and wildlife parks without wincing and turnign my head so they can't get my eyes!
I USED TO BELIEVE THAT FEATHERS WILL BITE ME AND CHICKENS WILL EAT ME ENTIRLY.WHEN I WAS GONE AT MY GRANDMOTHER IN THE COUNTRYSIDE I WAS VERY,VERY SCARED.
When Iwas little I thought I could Talk to magpies
My mon said I used to be afraid to play in the backyard because peacocks would get me, and I would yell at peacocks that weren't there. I don't remember it but she said I saw a boy severely pecked by a peacock at the zoo.
When I was little (grade 2 maybe) I saw a seagull pick up some chewing gum. It started expanding like it was in a bubble so I thought birds were smart and acted like humans!
When i was really little, at school, a teacher told us that we didnt listen because birds had flown in at night and made nests in our ears. i believed this for ages and was hopelessly trying to clean out the nests and close the window every night.
this ones wierd. my sister actually believed that if you put bird seed in a cup with cotton buds and watered it, it would grow into a egg which will hatch into a bird.it probally didnt help that i kept putting an egg in the cup the next day.
I used to believe that roadrunners were about 4 feet tall (Thanks Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote!). The we went to visit my Grandmother in Arizona when I was about 7 or 8 and was quite suprised to see a real roadrunner!
For some reason, my sister's friend used to think that birds didn't really exist, and that someone had just made them up to trick her or something......wierd
I used to be scared of pigeons because they were always in the playground. I was afraid that they would peck the backs of my bare calves and the blood would gush out - as though my calves were just thin bags of blood that could be popped!
As a child, I thought that the yolk of the egg was the part that would have become the chick if it had been allowed to mature - probably because it was yellow. I wouldn't eat egg yolks because I thought I was eating a premature, liquified chick. One time I refused to eat my birthday cake because I saw my mom put an egg in it. Even after I finally believed the adults that were telling me it was just the food sack that would have fed the chick, it took a long time before I'd eat the yolk.
when I was a kid one day at dinner I made a joke about how funny it was that chicken , (what we were eating) and chicken (the bird) were the same word. I was horified to find out they were one and the same
"dildo is an extinct bird"
my 18 year old friend fell for that.
My brother Adam once believed that when a person said a bird "soared" through the sky that it was "sore". One day my mother commented on an eagle that was soaring through the sky, and he got teary eyed. He felt so bad for the poor eagle for being sore.
As a small child, i had a habit of running around naked until my Grampy would tell me that the blackbirds were on the way to come and peck "it" off!
I tell my own kids the same now!