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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I used to think that women's garters were originally made from skins of garter snakes, and that was how garters got their name.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!
One time in early grade school, I remember a classmate of mine pulled the head off of a grasshopper and out came were some of the insides attached to the head. He told me that was chewing tobacco. I believed that for a long time and still think of it whenever I see chewing tobacco on display in the stores. Yuuuckk!
When I was a kid, (that was loooong ago), I thought that a burglar was an insect, that looked similar to a spider. I was terrified of spiders, because I thought they would grow to enormous proportions, and steal all of our stuff.
I saw my 8 year old brother trying to sleep last night and he was just all covered up but sweating a lot. I asked him why he didnt just take the blanket off and he said because he didn't want malaria. He believed that there were mosquitos in his room that would bite him if he uncovered and he would for sure get malaria and die.
When i was about 8 or 9 i used to think that u got a fine for steppign on a praying mantus because the cops had a little camera in the bug and thats how you got caught i was young i didnt know....hehehe
When I was little I used to believe that if you steped on a crack lots of bugs would come out. I never steped on a crck for a long time.
I used to believe that worms grew up to be snakes. Even when I was corrected, I didn't believe the adults. :-)
When I was little my mother told me that it was against the law to kill a ladybug and if I did I would get arrested.
When I was 4 or 5 I got lice, but for some reason I thought this was a good thing, so I went to school walking around telling everyone proudly that I had lice. I always wondered why they stayed away from me...