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I used to believe that when my daddy went to a turkey shoot that he actually shot at live turkeys! He kept asking me to go with him and try shooting one of his rifles but I wouldn't because I didn't want to kill a bird! When I was about 10, I finally went with him and was surprised to find out that he shot at targets...not live turkeys. I took a shot with his 22 and actually won a turkey, ok a gift certificate to get a turkey at the local grocery store.

Chickie
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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!

Opal
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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.

Paul
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I had a dream about some geese coming into my bedroom and hissing etc at me. In the morning I was really scared and my mum told me that it was alrighy-dad had taken them back to the lake on his way to work! I believed her for yrears afterwards!

Lucy, UK
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when my brother was about three, he told my parents that our neighbor was growing chickens in her garden because that is where she buried the heads of the chickens when she killed them

sandy
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I used to believe that all brown ducks were female, and green and grey ducks were male. I was told this when I was younger, and did not know that they were 2 different species. Stoopid me. And evil parents for making me believe this!!

Mike
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you know these birds-storks?and the way they stand-on one leg in the lakes?
so...i was verry surprised to find out that storks have TWO legs!

nuka
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When I was around 6 or 7, my Grandmother told me that a friend of hers had been stung by a hummingbird and almost died. It wasn't until I was in my late teens that I found out that hummingbirds don't sting!

Anon
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I was always told that if you feed pigeons bicarbonate of soda the would explode...And I've never done it (just in case)

Looopeeelisa
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me and my friend used to argue about stupid things all the time, but the one i remember most was that i was sure a duck wasnt a bird, and she tried to convince me it was, but I wouldnt beleive her. A duck was a duck as far as i was concernd

amanda
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I used to think all birds pooped on people that were being bad because a bird pooped on my dad one day and my mom said he has been bad latly

Joe
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I thought that hens and chickens were the same thing and that cocks were a different breed of bird! I was very surprised to learn that cocks and hens were simply male and female chickens when I was 10

e.sel
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When I was little, I remember being told that birds fly south for the winter. Up until about 3rd grade I thought they flew ALL THE WAY south- to Antarctica. I wondered why they've leave Indiana in the fall to go somewhere even colder.

Jamie
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I used to believe that sparrows were baby pigeons

greenpolyester
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I used to believe that birds lived in their nests all the time, it came as a surprise when my mom pointed out this fallacy to me well into adulthood, "What! You mean birds just stand around in the trees all night?" Kinda creeps me out now.

Lorenzo
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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

anon
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When I was a kid I used to believe that we can catch a sea gull throwing salt at its tail. So i always carried some salt when going to the beach in case I saw one.

Lucy
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WHEN I WAS GROWING UP MY PARENTS WOULD NOT LET US HAVE ANY ANIMALS SO ONE DAY I WAS WATCHING ROMPER ROOM AND THEY WERE HACTHING EGGS IN AN INCABATOR SO I GOT AN EGG FROM THE REFRIDGERATOR AND SAT ON THE EGG SO I COULD HAVE A LITTLE CHICKEN AND OF COURSE IT DIDNT WORK SO I SAT ON ANOTHER ONE, NEEDLESS TO SAY I NEVER HAD A PET TILL ON MY OWN LOL

ROE
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Once I saw a swan in a park, and my dad pointed it out to me. However, I was convinced that it was a big white duck, and so my parents tried to tell me that it was actully a swan, using a nature book. I wouldn't listen to them, and whenever they got the nature book out, I would turn the page to the "big white duck".

Anon
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I used to believe that if a wild bird got into the house it meant that a relative or a close friend had died and that a telegram would soon arrive telling of the death.

Isolde
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