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Amendments to my belief that hens and chickens were the same breed of bird, and cocks were a different breed.

I forgot to mention that I thought hens and chickens were always female and cocks were always male. Makes you think how the hell they could've reproduced!

e.sel (again)
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I thought ducks couldn't fly - thats why they swam.

G
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When i was 8 my dad convinced me that boneless chickens were raised on a farm, youde have to kick them to move em around, and they were fed through a tube

Anon
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My cousin was wearing sunglasses one day and i said she looked funny so she told me that if i didn't wear sunglasses, birds would peck my eyes out.

i still wear sunglasses almost everytime i go outside.

Jorie
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I believed that Robins hibernated throughout the year and only came out at christmas.

Anon
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My Grandmother told us kids that if we didn't clean up all the hair after we go our hair cut, birds would steal the hair and make nest out of it and we would get headaches.

Paul Baughman
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my pop told me if I put salt on a magpies tail I could catch it !!

Guess what ?
I did catch one !!
It was injured but I thought it really did work (sigh)

christopher
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my friend told me once that if you fed a seagull panadol, it would explode. so for a while i kept a packet of panadol around with me everywhere, just in case i saw a seagull

exploding panadol?!!
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My dad used to tell my nephew if he was running around with no clothes on (he was 2 or 3) that the ducks would bite his bum. He believed him, and when I took him to a park once he wouldn't go near the ducks because he thought they were going to bite him

boz
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when I was little I believed that I could hatch an egg u get from the grocery. I used to put an egg on the sofa and sit on it to hatch it

Anon
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When i was about 4 i used to think the birds of pray were called that because they preyed before they ate!

Alien 5247
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My dad told me that robins were just sparrows with the cold (and that's why they had red breasts). Why would I not believe him - you only see robins in the winter.

I only found out it wasn't true when mentioned this on seeing a robin to my friends...at uni...when I was 18...

Elaine Matthews
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I was once convinced that if you were to trap a bird in an open plastic bag, its attempts to fly upward would lift you off the ground.

Ven
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My mom told me the falames of the gas release pipes above refineries were there to keep birds warm. I always wondered why I never spotted any birds hovering around them. But I was an adult before I consciously knew differently!

R.B.
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Until I was nine or so, I thought bald eagles were as big as houses -- thanks a lot, Rescuers Down Under.

Anon
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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.

Maggie
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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.

diana
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about three years ago wheni lived across the street from a university campus, with a pond with ducks that had their wings clipped, so anyway they never flew, that summer when we were in maine with a river, isaw a group of ducks take off and fly, i lookede at my mom and was so surprised. '' i didn't know DUCKS could fly''!!

The Skater
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When i was about 5 i started to belive that if a bird ate a feather that it recently lost it would grow it back in 2-3 days

until i was 7 "and a half" i always tried to feed my pet birds its own feathers

Anon
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When I was younger, I used to believe that this metal ball on the top of an electric pole was a bird that froze on top of the pole during the winter months. As summer came, I saw the same thing, and wonder why it didn't move.

Anon
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