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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.
when i was young i was told if u brake a "daddy-long legs" leg that it would brake yours.... to this day i won't dare pull one of their legs off!
i thought earwigs were how you got pierced ears. they crawled up and used thier pinchers on your earlobs at night. lol
My friend thought butterfly was actually called a 'flutterby.'
When I was little (about 4-8) I belived that the shells that look like they have teeth ( i think they are called pruca sheels) well I thought they would bite my ear off if I put one next to my ear to hear the ocean! So I diddn't pick them up. I don't belive that anymore but I am still cautious when around them!
I believed that ants were little pieces of chocolate. i tryed one and it tasted good. But then again i was 3.
When I was little my older brothers were really into reptiles (snakes and lizards, mostly). For some reason I got the idea that lizards were baby snakes, and when they grew up their legs fell off and they became snakes, kind of like frogs. I believed that untilI was about 12 years old (I'm now 15).
Thank you to the person who said that red ants don't eat flesh. I always thought they did!
I had a horrible time sleeping every night because I routinely thought there were giant scorpions in our house who came out at night and were bent on eating me as soon as I fell asleep.I felt absolutely sure that these were the mommies and daddies of the actual tiny scorpions in the house. I held the belief until we moved out.
my friend once told me that red ants actually eat flesh
i'd believed it and thought that they were eating bits of me from the bites i'd received from the beastly things
my sister when she was little thorght head lice tried to borrow into her head to get to her brain