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I thought that all the birds have their ears under their wings. Evertime a bird wanted to hear it has to lift the lef/right wing.
When I was about 7 or8 years old I always wondered why do the chicks crowd undertheir mother-hens feathers and wings. I figured out that ifcalfs suckle theirs mothers, lambs suckle their mothers so must the chicks do under thewings. When I went to school, and was about 10 the teacher was asking: do calves sucklet heir mothers? Yees! Do piglets suckle their mother? Yees! Do chickls suckle their mother? Nooo! only I said loudly Yees! The whole class and the teacher had a good laugh and I was explained that the chickcs are kept warm by their hen mother under her wings and inher feather! I remembered that forever!!!
This is actually a belief my sister had until a little after she turned 15. normally, she is a very smart person. we also have had birds as pets and tried to breed them. that's why her comment had me rolling on the floor crying, i was laughing so hard. in the most serious voice, she said, "But i thought birds mated through regurgitation!" I thought she was joking at first, but she truly believed it!
This one's not mine but my fiance's
We were driving by a crosswalk in the middle of November. We have the ones that make a chirping sound for the blind
Well, my fiance heard the chirping & said "even with all the snow on the ground, there's still birds out there chirping"
I couldn't help but tell him what that noise really was :)
When i was in the third grade I got this great idea to take an egg out of the fridge and hide it in one of my drawers, cushioned and kept warm by clothes, thinking it would someday hatch into a cute little pet chicken. I kept it in there for months and was very disappointed when I gave up.
One day in class, we had gotten very off-topic, as we often did in this class, and we arrived at the topic of chickens. The teacher raised chickens for the eggs, to sell and eat, and it happened that he had an incubator full of eggs in the classroom.
One boy asked if any of them were roosters. The teacher responded by rhetorically asking how he'd know, before the eggs were hatched. Then, one girl, looking confused, asked why a rooster would come out of a chicken egg in the first place! Another girl sitting next to her whispered something to her, and she said... "Ohhhhh, I get it..." and turned bright red...
By the way, how old did you imagine these kids were? And what sort of class did you imagine them in? No, not elementary school -- this was 10th-grade physics class. Really.
In the early part of elementary school, one of my friends taught me how to make a "bird's nest" out of a circle of small rocks with grass in the middle. Afterward, I believed that was how birds really made their nests and was convinced that if I could manage to make a perfect nest, a bird would think it had been made by another bird and lay its eggs there.
I made dozens and dozens of rock-and-grass nests on the front steps of my house, laying them out carefully and even putting a few rocks in the middle to be the "eggs," hoping to show the birds it was a good place to raise a family. I waited and watched for a long time, but I never lured any birds to my yard with those nests. Now, of course, I just use a feeder.
After reading this belief by someone named Mike, I thought...."what? You mean thats not true?!?!?"
"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!!"
I used to believe that they shoot the chickens we eat one by one at the farm.
I remember asking my father once driving down a gravel road in the country what that noise was against the side of the car, he told me it was squirrels throwing nuts at the car, I looked hard at the nearby trees and thought squirrels were very territorial. I still do.
I thought when Grandma's hens were cackling, they were giggling about some private joke in the henhouse.
I used to think that hummingbirds had to flap their wings to keep their heart beating. So, I would run around the yard and make sure that they didn't land, so they didn't die.
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.
In my youth,I was always convinced that my chocolate easter eggs came from my uncles chicken farm!
I used to go snipe hunting - a joke played on me by older siblings. I was always told that if I were blindfolded and held out a paper bag and made funny noises, the snipe would come jump in my bag. I never caught a snipe, but I did catch a lot of rocks, and consequently -chuckles, that way. FYI, a snipe is a small brown bird... I saw one in the zoo once.
I used to think that turkeys were male chickens. Don't know why, but I did.
I used to believe that chickens reproduced A sexually and that roosters were just handicapped chickens.
until the age of 6 i didnt know bird had feet.
My Aunt used to tell me that if I didn't share, I would turn into a crow.
when i was 6 i used to believe that birds were magical creatures and used magic to fly