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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
I once belived that 'tiger spiders' (Named that cause they were stipey like tigers) turned into tigers at night, thanks dad...¬_¬
I used to believe that worms were the lips of the dead and that green pepper seeds were deadly poison.
I always thought wood lice were called cheesybugs as that is what my Mother had told me. I was later totally embarrassed when I was informed that they were in fact wood louse.
As far back as I can remember my dad used to tell me spiders can jump off walls and bite you. I am still terrified of spiders now. Even though you dont get deadly ones in the UK!
As a child, nits were a common affliction in our family. My hair was very long, and it was always a real business to get them out. Because I was told they were blood-sucking creatures, I believed if they were in there too long they'd suck so much blood out of my head I'd faint.
I used to get scared to wash spiders down the bath or sink, because they always seemed to reappear in the sink in my bedroom, and I was convinced they'd gather all their spider friends together to gang up on me. To combat this, as I didnt fancy taking baths with spiders, I used to put the plugs in all the surrounding sinks as soon as I'd done it.
Nowadays I'm not so scared, primarily because I dont have a sink in my room anymore, and also because if there is a spider in the bath I'll have a shower, and vice versa, like last week, when there was a spider above the shower and I was scared it would fall into my hair.