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When I was a child I used to believe that if I told a lie a special bird would report me to my mum..so when I was telling a lie I used to look to sky and hide from that bird:))

Anon
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I used to believe that the whole chickens - that you buy for a sunday roasts - used to walk around like that and real chickens were a completely different animal

sophie
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I used to believe that they shoot the chickens we eat one by one at the farm.

A
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When I was maybe 4 maybe even younger, I noticed all of the birds prancing around in my front yard. I decided that I wanted one of them...So I ask my dad how I could catch one, because everytime I ran up to them the flew away. He told me to throw salt on them. (?? who knew) So everyday I would take a salt shaker and attempt catching birds by throwing salt on them. Years later, I ask my daddio why in the world he told me to throw salt, of all things, on the bird. He said he figured if I could get close enough to a bird to to throw salt on it, then i was close enough to catch it. lol, silly, but hey..makes me smile.

Megan
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My father told me that some breeds of chicken have four legs. I spent much of my childhood looking for this illusive bird every time we drove past a farm!

David - UK
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I used to believe that if I could put salt on a bird's tail it would make them unable to fly and I could hold them. No one told me until I was caught in the backyard after my first year of college with a salt shaker in my hand going after some birds. I couldn't believe my own mother had lied to me.

Marian
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There's an aquarium within walking distance of my house. In the wall around their penguin exhibit, they have a small cave with fake eggs. When I was a kid, I thought the eggs were real.

I told my mom that I wanted to take one of the eggs, so I could have a pet penguin. Deciding to humor me, she told me our house wasn't cold enough to keep a penguin, and asked where we'd keep it.

I said we'd keep it in the freezer, of course!

Terry
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When I was young I used to believe if you gave a seagull an alka seltzer it would explode

Tonya
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When I was young, I was upset that birds never landed on my finger like in Snow White. My mom told me that long ago, a human accidentally shocked the king bird with static electricity and his heart stopped, so now all birds are afraid of humans.

The Flamboyant Codfish
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When I asked my mom why birds hopped instead of walked she told me that their legs were too long and if they walked instead of hopped they'd walk right past where they were trying to go.

Anon
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i took an egg from the fridge and hid it in the dirty laundry hoping that it would be warm enough for the friged chick to hatch. i forgot i had done this untill my mom started loading the washer and the egg exploded on the floor. poor thing never had a chance.

Anon
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Bird eggs grow on trees, and they have to go and collect them to put them in their nests.

Ulalia
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Despite reading Puffin books, and indeed books about puffins as a child, i never made the connection that puffins could have been actual, real organisms. I only found out that they exist a few days ago. I'm eighteen, and in my second year of a science degree at university.

Shannon
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I grew up in a town that has chickens that like to randomly roam around. Interestingly enough, they spend most of their time in a shopping center right behind a Popeyes. I steadfastly refused to eat at that popeyes because I thought those were the chickens they killed to make the chicken you ate

Lexi
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I used to believe that when there was a bunch of birds sitting on telephone wires they were getting married and all the birds in their family were there for the wedding. I still look up at them to guess which one's are the bride and groom. I'm 18, lol.

ciana92
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When I was about 4 or 5 I thought that I could hatch an egg if I kept it warm long enough I went through about 10 eggs and sheets because I kept falling asleep

dumdum
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My Dad use to tell me if I pouted and stuck my lower lip out, a bird would come and poop on my lip.

Tom
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because i always saw a lot of birds perched on telephone lines, i used to believe that they were built so that the birds could rest

Anon
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When I was little, I used to make a nest out of towels and sit on plastic eggs with my brother, thinking that sooner or later they would hatch. They always did with the help of our Mother, and had money inside of them. I thought that the eggs we cooked for breakfast were defective, because they contained no money.

Anon
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it took a long time for me to realise that duck tape was actually duct tape and was not made for, with, or by a duck.

Zoe :)
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