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I convinced my sister, who was about five at the time (and I was about 11) that 'the ants' kept steeling her stuff. Well, it wasn't the ants, it was me! Everytime she would 'lose' something, she would run out and say, 'I've lost ..." then I would pull her asside and say, 'it was the ants again, i saw them ..." and she would run outside and yell at them! Man, I used to crack up when I would be sitting in my room, playing with my sisters toys, and I could hear her outside ...
"Ants! Give me back my toys!"
I used to belive that ladybugs turned into real ladys
I once saw this educational program thingy on tv when i was a kid and saw how spiders can have lots and lots of babies. I was always afraid that when i got home, million and quadrillion of spiders would crawl onto to me and lay eggs into my brain. I'm still out creeped out by spiders after that show.
I am still afraid of geckos until now because it's an old wives' tale in our country that if one stuck on you, you would never be able to take it off unless you showed it the bottom of a pot or of a Aeta, an indigenous race here. I'm still not sure until now if it's true, so I just stay away, just in case.
when i was 6 i used to think that butter came from sqwached butterflies and then i saw this tiny butterfly with was more or less the same colout as butter i gave it to my dad ( coz i dont like butterflies) and said to him dad heres a good butterfly mabey we can have some homade butter on our toast you shodov seen the look on his face
When I was three and a half years old we had a grill-out with visiting family and my cousin, five years older than I, told me that he saw a fly poop on my burger. I freaked out and refused to eat the hamburger even after my mother reheated it.
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.