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when i was 6 i used to believe that birds were magical creatures and used magic to fly
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!
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
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
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 thought that if you stayed up past midnight you'd turn into an owl...i tried a bunch of times but it never happened
I grew up in a town that has chickens that like to randomly roam around. Interestingly enough, they spend most of their time in a shopping center right behind a Popeyes. I steadfastly refused to eat at that popeyes because I thought those were the chickens they killed to make the chicken you ate