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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

Shawn
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When I was about 5 my grandmother told me that when night came it was time to sleep, because all the night owls were out looking for eyes to pick. Now at 51 I'm still afraid of owls!

Belen
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I had always called "hummingbirds" "honeybirds", because they ate the nectar (which I thought was honey) from the flowers. I called them that, despite my mother correcting me every time, for years and years, until I learned how to read and finally saw it spelled out.

Leksi
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My aunts use to tell me that when I pouted the crows would come and bite my lips.

Anon
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When I was really little, geese would sometimes fly by my house. They were very loud and only flew at like, 6 in the morning, so everyone would wake up and watch them. I would always point out the window and say, "look at the gooses!" and my mother would correct me, "not gooses, a goose and some geese". When I went to school a while later and the teacher read a story about a goose, I raised my hand and told her, "it's not a goose, it's a goose and some geese."

A shoop and some sheep
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Half my life I used to believe that humming birds didn't have feet. I felt really sorry for them, because I thought they were doomed to spend their entire lives hovering. Then one time I saw a humming bird by our feeder I started crying because I had seen birds LAND on it. My mom came in saw me crying and told me the truth.

Stormy age 13
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when i was a child i used to believe the babies came from stork, but i realized when i was an adult that its the other way

Anon
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I was told & believed for years that when you heard "cuckoo" it was 2 birds - one saying "cuck" + one saying "coo"!

C
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when i was 21 i used to think that birds were rabbits with wings..im 45 now and realise i have learning difficulties...

simple simon
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I used to think that birds were deaf - as you can't see their ears (because they're concealed by feathers).

Also, somebody once told me that if you feed a pigeon lemonade, it will explode!!!

Anon
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when i was 6-7, i used to believe that if i do something bad, the crows will tell it to my parents!!

isabel
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I used to believe that my mother could talk to the birds. She would always tell me that a 'little birdie' told her that I did something.

Whenever we would be playing outside or somewhere semi-unsupervised, she would tell us to remember that the birds don't lie. talk about paranoid!

Scott
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When I was little I found a tiny robin's egg in our yard. I thought all eggs came from bird's but since this one didn't look like them and was so pretty and blue, I thought it came from the tiny blue flowers it was laying near !

Deana
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I used to believe tucans were not real animals but some king of mythological creature.

joseanu
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One time in the city when I was a little kid, my mom was looking for a parking place. I pointed to one, not understanding the no parking sign. She said she couldn't because it was illegal, and I misheard her. I thought she said something about eagles, and from then to about five years later, I thought eagles were banned from cities.

NO EAGLES!
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Up until the age of six, i sadly did not know that birds had feet.

Anon
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when we were in a bad mood and stuck our lower lip out - our mother would say that a bird would shit on our lip

strawberry
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When I was little my mom told me that if I pouted and stuck out my lower lip a bluebird would come and poop on it. I would quickly make my lips as small as possible. I did not want to get pooped on!

Tara
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One day when I was 3 or 4 I was at my granny's house and we were out side. I heard a bird singing and it kinda sounded like it was saying something. My granny told me it was saying "pretty girl" , and that it was talking to me. I thought it really was until I was about 8 or 9

Pretty Girl
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I live in S.A and we have these beautiful Hoopeo birds. When i was young i had this fascination with them, i always tried to catch them and keep them as my pets, my mum obviously thought that it was a terrible idea so she told me that they excrete this distgusting oil that would make my hands stink forever, until now at the age of 16 i found out that she was talking absolute rubbish.

Ady
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