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I used to believe that a female bird would lay an egg and the male would come by, sit on the egg and fertilize it.
I believed keeping a mini chocolate egg under a pillow overnight would create a chocolate chick for a few weeks.
When I was a kid I used to think that woodpeckers were actually eating the wood when they were pecking it.
When I was a kid I used to believe that sparrows were actually pigeons' children... I was convinced that was true because they are always together and I never saw a baby pigeon or a ''big sparrow''.
Up until I was arount 15 I always thought the red bit on a seguls beak was ketchup from the fish and chips people had been feeding them
i used to belive ( cause dad told me ) that if i catch a shagg (sea bird) and pull its tail it will sing the ABC. i spent 3 hours running up and down the beach trying to get a shag
I used to believe that if I could put salt on a bird's tail it would make them unable to fly and I could hold them. No one told me until I was caught in the backyard after my first year of college with a salt shaker in my hand going after some birds. I couldn't believe my own mother had lied to me.
When my Grandmother saw a bird in the garden, she'd say "oh look, there's a dickie-bird". For years, I didn't know there were different types of bird, I just thought they were all dickie-birds.
Since you would plant flower seeds to get flowers,I used to believe that planting bird seed would produce-birds!
When I was about 5 years old I was watching the birds outside my grandmother's kitchen window. Two birds was making out and their wings where flapping. I said to my grandmother: "Look, one of the birds are learning another one how to fly!"
I used to believe that chickens (and other birds) had most of their meat on their back beacuse thats how it was always presented, only later on (late teens) did i make the connection between the breast of the chicken being in the same place it is for humans, and that the cooked chickens were placed on their backs.
I used to believe that dumplings were made from baby ducks.
Bird eggs grow on trees, and they have to go and collect them to put them in their nests.
When I was young I used to believe if you gave a seagull an alka seltzer it would explode
I used to believe that the whole chickens - that you buy for a sunday roasts - used to walk around like that and real chickens were a completely different animal
This happened when I was in Kindergarten. I guess it was around St. Patrick's day, because the teacher was talking about leprachuns and such, when she said "Did you know, there's a pot of gold at the end of rainbows?" and this kid in the class said "I found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow once, but a bird took it."
Well, the teacher didn't really say anything in response to the kid, so for years after that, I not only thought that the story of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was true, but also I thought that the pot of gold ended up in some bird's nest somewhere.
My dad used to tell me that when I stuck my arm out the car window, huge birds would come by and eat my arm. To this day I am terrified to put my hand outside a moving car.
I used to believe that the eggs you buy at the grocery store were still "alive", so when I was like 4 or 5, I brought some eggs from the grocery store into my room on a pillow. After a while, my room started to smell really bad!
up untill i think i was 19 years old i diddnt believe that chickens had sex. either my dad or my uncle told me when i was little that a hen would lay the egg and the rooster would come by and fertilise the egg, like salmon. the only reason i do not still believe this is because my boyfriends(now husband) mother had chickens and he told me one day that they were all doing it again on the front lawn, the following conversation was very embarrasing for me but now i know better.
In order to put us to sleep in the afternoons my mom used to tell me not to go out, coz the eagle is gonna lay a big egg on my head....we used to wait till evenings to go out and play..but still i used to watch out for the eagles..hahaha