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when i was about ten, i was chasing a pigeon and my dad told me it was an attack pigeon! i laughed and said that's not true. but then... the pigeon turned around and started chasing me!! to this day i am terrified of pigeons...
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 asked my mum why birds don't get electrocuted when they perch on power lines. She told me birds wear rubber boots. I was content with this explanation and imagined birds getting out of their nests every morning and putting on their boots.
i used to think that because chicken hatched eggs by sitting on them, so could i......so i would sit lightly over an egg all day to try and hatch it, i did that on easter too to hatch easter bunnies
I used to believe that I could make a chick hatch from egg carton as long as I kept it warm :)
I used to belief that when it rained that all the birds died. Where eles did they go for shelter.
My 7 year old nephew holds the opinion that the correct name for a pidgeon is a "city chicken".
I used to think that if you threw a ball high enough it'll turn into a bird. for the next three years I would spend hours trying to turn my ball into a bird.
As an extension of the "salt on a birds tail you can catch it" myth, my Dad used to tell us that every Easter he would wait up to catch the Easter Bunny by putting salt on his tail. The only logic that fit was that since the Easter Bunny lays eggs for Easter (another thing he told us) the salt on the tail must apply. As an adult I actually had to look it up to see if this was a true myth or something he made up on his own.
When my family would go camping, early in the mornings I would often be woken by the sound of crows. They sounded like they were in much pain. So, when I asked my older brother about it, he told me that an evil old man used to put the crows in fishnets and bury them. I believed his story and for the next 2 weeks of camping, I spent all my time digging holes to try and find the crows!
When we were young, my friend and I convinced my friend's little brother that the birds were calling out his name.
He listened and a look of shock spread across his face as he heard it.
It was the time of year when big black evil looking birds gathered and swarmed in big black masses across the cold sky. I think he must have thought that they were going to get him.
When I was little I loved the Pocahontas movie, and I used to sing in my backyard the colors of the wind song. However, whenever I did, If I heard a bird make a noise or the wind blow, I thought that I was being spoken to. I would get all excited and think the birds were actually trying to communicate with me. "Mommy, the birds are speaking to me!!"
I once heard somewhere a statistic about ducks flying into airplanes. Somehow I got it in my head that ducks could fly faster than airplanes. I used to ride in the plane and look out the window for ducks to flap on by. I was always amazed at how fast they were. In 10th grade, I said it out loud to someone for the first time, and realized how silly it was!
When I was little, I loved to play outside. Especially when it was almost winter and all the geese were flying south. You know how they always flew in those V's, and make those sounds? Well, for some odd reason, I used to think that they were talking to me, and that they were giving me messages through some sort of sign language. I don't know how it started, or why I thought that, but I just used to get all excited when i'd see/hear the geese.. i'd think, "I wonder what they're going to tell me today!"
In preschool there was a girl named Robin and I throughout the whole year I thought she was the Bird Queen because of her name.
When I was little I asked my dad were spam came from and he playfully told me it came from birds and they would run around yelling spam. So up until I turned eight. I believed in Spam Birds.
I used to believe that owls could turn their head all the way around forever, that there was not point at which it hurt. I thought their neck was just like a little round hinge that would let them look around anywhere.
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...
When I was about 4 or 5 I thought that I could hatch an egg if I kept it warm long enough I went through about 10 eggs and sheets because I kept falling asleep
i used to think that birds were actually flying dogs
and i was convinced that they were all out to get me
in other words.... i was scared of birds