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Growing up in northern California I used to believe an Earthquake was a bird like a huge woodpecker that would land on the outside of your house and shake it. During an earthquake I would ask to go outside and see it.
I believed they put heated coils in lakes for the ducks to swim in the wintertime.
When I was very small my parents told my twin brother and I that if we told a seagull our names they would let us catch them. That would lead to two small children chasing seagulls around the beach shouting their names as loud as we could.It never would but we kept believing it would ( maybe we were supposed to speak in Seagull)
When I was child I used to believe chickens sleeps like humans and I obliged my brotherīs chicken to sleep horizontal, I pushed him until dying.
I wanted a bird so my dad said that if I could pour salt on a birds tail i could keep it. I ran around the yard all day with a salt shaker. No Bird!
i once thought that birds were mammals but when i was 7 i
found out that they laid eggs!
When i was little,i used to believe that whenever i was playing outside and i heard a crow caw (or whatever you call the noise they make) it was time to go inside and stop playing,because the crow knew it was getting dark and that after dark all the monsters came out.Ever since i've always thought it was time to go inside once you heard the crow :)
When I was five, I asked my Nan why birds jumped and people walked (I know, nosey child) and she told me that if birds walked (or their legs moved independantly of one another) their brains would explode. I believed that until a year ago. I'm 25.
When me and my little sister were kids, I told her that peacocks make the sun rise and set. She believed this for years, until in she decided to stand up in class and share this fact with everyone else. We are both in our 20's, and I still make fun of her for it.
When I was 3, my grandfather told me I could catch a bird if I sprinkled salt on its tail. One day I found a baby bird that fell from its nest. I covered it with a blanket, and ran inside to tell my mom. "I need the salt, I'm gonna catch a bird" I screamed.
I used to believe that bird perched on telephone wires to keep their feet warm
When I was young, my grandmother use to tell me not to stick out my lip and pout because a small bird would come and take a crap on my lip!
When we were kids (obviously) my sister used to tell me she could talk to crows, a crow, - She told me he would bring her pink stones every time he visited. I thought she was making it all up (she liked feeding me LIES!) until one day when we were walking the dog i saw pink stones (spray painted but pink stones none the less) on the ground and then there was the crow..... so i apologized, realized how special my sister was and never doubted her again...
I used to believe that if you left any of your toys laying on the ground at night then a big bird-like monster would come and gobble them all up. It really hit me when one of my Barbie shoes went missing one night.
When I was about 8-10 we had chickens, and one morning we found all our chicks laying dead in their yard, soaking wet. My Mom said that they were so dumb, they looked up when raindrops hit them and drowned.
The sad thing is that I believed it until I read other similar beliefs here, tonight.. I googled it and no, they just die of being cold and wet. I'm 38. Honestly, how could wild or farmed chickens survive if they were that dumb?
The REALLY sad thing is that I've kept chickens on my own for the last five years and still believed it! I just kept the chicks in the house in a box until they were "old enough" to be out in the rain. Since it was working (they had feathers before I put them out, so weren't as susceptible to chills) I figured I was saving them from drowning. :)
I used to believe birds were all as big as pigeons, so once when my family and I went to the French coast and a seagull sat on the wall next to me, I shrieked and was convinced it was a vicious dodo who would kill me with that sharp beak and those red eyes!! I was petrified of it. I was 12 years old, lol
One time when I was little, I was innocently playing in my room when all of a sudden a blue jay hit my window. I looked over and saw him flapping and scratching at the glass, I thought he was trying to get me so I ran to my parents screaming.
We later found out that there was one-way glass on my window and the bird thought he was fighting another bird.
When I was a kid I used to believe that the birds up in the sky chooses people whom they don't like to shit on them. So whenever a bird was flying above me, I whispered softly that they have nice feathers and hoped that the wind would convey my message to them!
As a kid I had heard that if you feed birds uncooked rice or alka seltzer they would explode. I thought it meant they would explode like a bomb with fire and shrapnel.
About six years ago I went with my family to Sea World in Orlando. We had fun walking around and whatnot. Then we went to the penguin exhibit and I saw all the little birds scurrying around and exclaimed "Look at all the baby penguins! Aren't they cute?"
My husband and son began laughing at me.
I learned that day that penguins do not, in fact, grow to be as large as people. I was 52 years old.