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I used to believe worms at ginat teeth and when it rained they were looking for people to eat. I was 11!!!!!! I wanted to un over each worm with my scooter
My sister was always very skinny growing up. One time, on a long car trip, my dad convinced her that she had a tapeworm, and it lived in her stomach and ate all her food. The only way to get rid of it, he said, was for her to starve for three days. Then it would smell food and crawl out of her mouth!!! We both cried we were so scared and we BELIEVED it!!!
As a kid, I learned of the existence of spider webs and cobwebs long before learning of whatever critters might have constructed them. Not surprisingly, I have since learned what spiders are. But I still have no idea of what, if anything, cobs are if they are what makes cobwebs.
When I was little, my sister told me that if a cockroach bit me, I would get cancer and die. After that, whenever a cockroach was found in our house, I would pretend to be sick to make my parents take me to the doctor's.
My mom told me when I was little that if a fly landed on my eyelid I would go blind. One day, a fly landed on my eyelid and I started to cry. I didn't want to go blind.
When i was younger, when i pouted, my mom would tell me that a grasshopper would land on my lower lip. i never understood what she was trying to gain by saying that and she never seemed to understand that didnt make me stop pouting because that was all she said.
When my mom was a teenager, she lived in California, and had never seen a firefly. So, she always thought they were mythical creatures like fairies and unicorns. What a surprise she had when she moved to the northeast!
I used to think that slugs were just homeless snails. Or something like that.
I used to believe that the dead worms that surfaced after a heavy rain were in fact baby rattlesnakes. Thanks for that, Uncle Barry.
I used to think that women's garters were originally made from skins of garter snakes, and that was how garters got their name.
This has to be a totally southern thing but my mother always called praying mantises 'Devil's Horses' and said that if they spat in your eye, it would put your eye out. I wonder why, as a kid, I disliked insects in general?
I used to think that sowbugs would eat large holes in your skin, so whenever I saw them I would instantly kill them and all other sowbugs in the vicinity. I would also check the area around my bed regularly. It got so bad that I was even scared to eat certain foods, for fear that a sowbug may be hiding in the middle.
My mom told me once, when I was about 6, that I came out of my room yelling "There's a black weirdo in my room!" and she ran in there thinking there was someone dressed in black really in my room (like a robber). She went into my room and didn't see anything. She asked for me to show her what I was talking about and I pointed out a black spider. I thought it was a black weirdo....not a black WIDOW!!
I used to believe that I was the secret master of all the spiders in the world. If I clapped my hands in a certain way, in a certain rhythm, ALL the spiders on the planet would come to where I was standing. I tried not to clap my hands very often.
When I was a kid, I was told and believed that python don,t bite but swallow or else the teeths will come off. It was until I saw one that bite. Kid believes as was told, how innocence.
When I was a kid I thought that bees could fly around the world in 4 seconds. I was so possitive of this fact that I told everyone I knew, and when told I was wrong I just thought they were ignorant. The sad thing is that I believed this for a really long time, and was quite dissapointed when I discovered the truth.
One day when I was about 6 I saw a spider in the bath. My dad told me his name was 'Algernon' and that he had known him for years! From then on me and my little sister honestly believed that every spider we saw in the bath was Algernon and that he was paying us a visit - he was almost considered a family pet!
When I was little my mom would like to go to flea markets, but I hated it because I actually believed everything had fleas and they would get on me.
My mom used to tell me not to leave crums around the house or ants would come. i didn't under stand that the ants acem from outside and would eat the crums, i thought the crums turned into ants so i sat there watching a crum for hours waiting for it to turn into an ant.
Until I was about 7, I was afraid of walking outside barefoot...I believed that the ants would come and suck my toes!