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My dad had an old-timer's saying, "If you wish to live and thrive, let a spider go alive." I took that to mean that if you squash a spider, you are in for a run of really bad luck!
I once thought that snakes had legs like a centipede.
One time my brother asked my mom why mosquitoes bite. She said it was because children are bad.
I used to believe that if I caught a butterfly, and rubbed the powder off his wings, I could rub the powder on my arms and then I would be able to fly (the poor butterfly sure couldn't, anymore!). And then, when I couldn't fly, I just figured that I hadn't got enough powder yet...
Because I used to play Pitfall as a kid, I always thought that scorpians were about as big as small dogs. It wasn't until a class trip to Mexico when I was 17 that I found out that they were not quite that large.
My mom used to make little kids scream by telling them they had garments on their backs. (Mom had a slightly mean streak.)
My mother told me that if you pick up an ant and turn him around he will wander around lost forever. I stopped playing with ants and believed this till well inmy adult life.
When I was very young, I was TERRIFIED of flies! No, not bees or wasps, but flies! I think I had mixed up bees/wasps up with flies, becuase I was always scared they'd hurt me. I'd cry everytime I saw one.
I used tobeleive that skin crickets would eat my fleashif i went outside after dark
I used to believe that when u stepped on ants and bugs that they became mad and would try to bring you down later that night so i tried to tiptoe when i was walking and i did that for a good, 3/4 years
I used to believe that if I didn't cover up my ears with my quilt when I was in bed bugs would come and live in them, I still usually cover up my ears.
i used to believe that when you got bitten by a flea they crawled under your skin and played poker then when you got an itch it was when one of the fleas won a poker game and there antennas tickled under your skin.
I used to belive that frogs could jumo on u and eat u! i hate then a am scared of them!!!
When I was about 7, I would catch flies and put them in a set of plastic drawers I had. I would put a soda bottle top full of water and a few of my little toys in with them, figuring they would have a party or make a city. Of course, once they died the next day I always wondered what I did wrong. I'd try to give them new toys, but they never lived.
I used to believe that the bumps that mosquito bites gave you were because the mosquitos crawled under your skin and curled up in a little ball. I hated to itch them because I could just imagine them very happy that I was scratching their backs, and I only wanted them gone.
My Brother used to tell me that if i kept my mouth opened when I was slepping, little spiders would crawl in my mouth and lay eggs and then one night they would crawl out of my nose! Hundreds of them! ( talk about a nice brother! )
the if you swallowed a fly by accident that you would then grow an appetite for dirt.
I used to believe that, when I slept at night, bugs would crawl into my ears and stay there. It was such a strong phobia that I could not sleep without cotton balls in my ears. I am mostly over it but every now and then I need the cotton balls to feel safe enough to sleep.
I have always been petrified of bees and and wasps and any sort of flying object really! And I used to believe that if you stepped on a dead bee it would come back to life and fly after you just to sting you and die again!
When I was about 3 or 4, I believed dragonflies wanted to kill me. I still remember one chasing me all over the backyard, and me barely making it into the house. Besides, they looked weird!