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When I was a child my sister convinced me that a dirtdobbers nest was a twix bar. If you were a threee year old what would you think?? I ate it.
at my school, theres a big rock. pretty much everyone thought it was a asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs, but in the process of wiping out the dinosaurs, it squished disney land so everyone tried to move it. we even hired slugs to help; we got about a hundred rocks and built a city and put slugs all over it and in the morning when they were gone we thought they went to disney land under the rock.
Once i watch eight legged freaks and when the part with the guy getting shocked by a stun gun i was scared cus my brother said if i get a electric shock some giant spiders will come and eat me
When I was little there was a this bush and it was infested with lady bugs... I thought they were killer bees some how and so I was on a mission. A mission to save the world! I would mix water,mud, lotion, and anything I could fild and put it on them thinking I'd save the world.
When I was younger, somebody told me that you had to be really careful if you're around mosquitos, because if you weren't paying attention then they would ball up and squeeze into your ear and never come out. If there were any mosquitos around, I would hold my hands over my ears. Even today they make me sort of uncomfortable...
Although many children believe that butter comes from butterflies, I was never intelligent enough to make that connection. Instead, I reasoned that if bees make honey, butterflies make jam.
I used to believe that you could turn a spider into a butterfly. One of my friends had a lighter and I said to him "lets light the spider's ass on fire, it has a hard shell, maybe it can turn into a firefly and fly away". So my friend lit the spider's ass on fire, the poor thing's ass exploded.
After laughing hysterically, I never looked at a spider the same away again.
At night if i kept the fan on it would keep the mice from crawling up and spiders from biting me.
Somebody told me when I was a kid that if you kill a preying mantis, it would cost you $1. Nobody told me who I was supposed to pay, but $1 sounded like a lot of money!
I used to beleive that if you slept on your side a spider would come down from your ceiling and creep in your ear. Then it would lay eggs inside your cheek and then your cheek would explode
when the spiders hatched.
When i was like about 4 I was reading up on poisonous spiders, later that day i was convinced that a tiny house spider was a poisionous jumping spider and i felt as it was my duty as an older brother to go in first to catch it, to protect my sister. Ironicaly I am 14 now and can still remember this and my sister never thanked me for sacrificing my life (yeah right!) for her.
When I was young, my mother grew poppies along the fence, and I thought that those poppies were where spiders came from (thanks to my sister)! I could never go near them, especially when they had no petals. I still avoid poppies...
I was at the zoo several years ago and overheard one of the guys in a high school group (apparently for a biology class) talk about a catepillar he found on the fence. He ernestly believed that the only way they became butterflies was to set them on fire! Naturally, I was horrified and had to set him straight, but I don't think he believed me.
up until a few years ago I had long held the belief that eating greenfly helped cure colds. It never worked. I still have about a cold a month, but it makes for a great tale at dinner parties!
When I was younger I used to believe that mosquitoes liked to bite me because I had a lot of sugar in my blood from eating sweets.
I used to believe that if I caught a bunch of different kinds of butterflies in the same jar and kept them alive long enough, that they would mate and have baby butterflies that were totally new and beautiful and I would be a famous scientist.
I used to belive that Green Bay Flies common in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when I was a boy would potentially fly up your nose and build a nest in your brain. At certain times of the year there were hoards of them and they were about the size of a small grasshopper. It seemed like I was forever holding my nose shut . . . just in case.
I used to believe that a dragon fly with that long tail would use it to sew your eyes shut. All of my friends and I would always cover our eyes when we saw a dragon fly in the vicinity. Now I know better. It is probably your ears they would sew shut.
When I was little I liked to colect acorns and my brother said wasps came from acorns. I believed him.
I used to think that fireflies and 'lightning bugs' were two different insects, and that 'lightning bugs' were responsible for causing lightning strikes.