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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.
The logo for the US postal service in the late 80's and 90's was a profile of a bald eagle. I could never see the eagle properly. I thought it was a really crappy abstraction of an eagle head with the tip of the wing as the nose, the rest of the wing as the head, and the body and head as the collar (cause the eagle was wearing a collared shirt, of course!) It wasn't until I was 12 that I suddenly realized it really was an eagle.
My babysitter told me the Reason people would "watch you like a hawk" was because hawks loved the taste of toddler meat.. and would swoop down when hungry and carry you off..
when i was a kid i believed that birds go to heaven at night because i couldnt hear them and the last i'd see of them before it got dark was them flying around!!! so i used to tell them messages to send to God!! i believed it soooo intently that to this day i still wonder... could it be true?
until the age of 6 i didnt know bird had feet.
i used to believe that swans were mythical creatures like unicorns or a phoenix.
I believed that if i could fly if learned to whistle and flap my arms fast enough like a bird. but if I told anyone I knew this, the birds would take away this special ability forever...I'm sure this was an interesting sight for my neighbors
i used to belive ( cause dad told me ) that if i catch a shagg (sea bird) and pull its tail it will sing the ABC. i spent 3 hours running up and down the beach trying to get a shag
I had a dream when I was younger that a caged bird rested behind my bed. Every time I went to sleep, it would come out and float above me. I didn't know it was a dream at the time, so I always put a bunch of pillows against the wall to keep the bird from getting me again.
when i was rather young i knew that birds didn't fly just by moving their wings rapidly up and down but that they moved them in a certain way. i figured that if i could somehow master how they did it, then i would be able to fly too!
i used to believe that when a chickens fertalised eggs, (like had sex) that the hen would lay the egg, then the rooster would sit on it. and then it would be fertalised
Until I was nine or so, I thought bald eagles were as big as houses -- thanks a lot, Rescuers Down Under.
When I was little, I thought that birds feathers were made out of twigs and cat hairs.