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When I was about 5 or 6, my parents bought me a ZooBook magazine.The issue was about butterflies. There was an article in it: How to become a butterfly! Being only 5 or 6 I believed it and crawled into a sleeping bag, waited a few minutes, and jumped out (like the directions said)expecting to be a butterfly.
When I was a little girl, i used to believe that when a bee buzzed around me it would make a bee-hive and trap me in it!
when i was little i had a swing set and i always before i got on the swing part i would flip it over because i thought a giant blak roach lived under there and was going to eat me otherwise.
When I was about 6 or 7 a wasp landed on my arm. I was wearing a coat so he couldn't have stung me but I didn't know that. I froze and didn't even blink. When my dad drove up in the drive way he asked, "What are you doing/" I didn't move a muscle but just replied "There's a wasp on my arm", thinking he would come get it off, but he just said"Well knoock it off!" but I answered him "He's SMILING at me!" I just knew if I moved he was going to sting me and was happy about it!! I never see a wasp that I don't remember "He's SMILING at me!"
The first time as a child that I became acquainted with the "outbreaks" of 13- or 17- year cicadas, and saw their dead skeletons lying around in considerable numbers, I thought I was hearing these insects called "adas" and I thought that what was happening was that they got sick every 13 to 17 years. That's because I thought I was hearing of the "sick adas" that were dying in big numbers when the 13 to 17 year illness hit.
When I was around five, I believed that ear wax came from earwigs. Then I saw a horror movie where an earwig crawled into a man's brain, causing him to go crazy. I believed it! Anytime I found an earwig in the backyard, I ran like mad! Earwigs still give me the creeps.
i used to think that dragonflies were baby dragons.
When I first heard the words "flea market", I actually thought it meant "selling fleas".
when i was in kindergarten there was a breakout of lice and all the parents were given letters to tell them how to get rid of them. i asked my mum one day what lice were and she told me that they were small animals that lived on your hair. i got scared then because i imagined that there were small giraffes, small elephant and all the other animals living on my hair!
When i was about five, i though that when you got bitten on your neck (by a gnat and mosquito) you would die........man was i wrong!!
I used to believe that if you managed to get enough "butterfly dust" off a butterfly's wings and covered yourself in it, you could fly!!
I live in the Desert. One time my Uncle told me that there were such things as Stick Lizards. See, these were 5-inch-long lizards that carried a stick around in their mouths. When the ground got to hot for their feet, they would push the stick into the ground and climb onto the stick until their feet cooled off. I've saerched all over, but I still haven't found one. I STILL BELIEVE THEY EXIST!!!!!!!!
I used to beleive when a mosquito buzzed around your ears it actually flew up in your ear and around your brain.
In order to get me to clean my room as a child, my grandmother always told me that spiders came from dust. She said they just materialized from the dirt and grime in a dirty child's room. I know now that they hatch from eggs, but to this day I am still scared to death of spiders of any size, any kind.
When I was little, in the summer kids used to drink from the garden hose in the yard. I always refused to drink out of it because whenever it rained there were worms outside, so I was convinced that the worms were made by water which meant if I drank from the hose, chances are a worm or snake or something would come out of it while I was drinking.
I used to believe that slugs were snails that had lost they're shells or moved out. My younger brother and I always left the shells where they were so another slug could move in!
This is actually about my little brother...
Until he was about 13, he was absolutely convinced that yellow ladybugs were poisonous. Boy, did he freak out when he found me holding one...
whenever i caught a ladybug i would always say the rhyme "ladybug, ladybug, fly away home. your house is on fire and your children are alone". i always wondered how all the ladybugs managed to catch their houses on fire...
when i was about 4 i discovered a sow bug for the first time. i showed it to my mom and asked her what it was. she told me it was a sow bug, but i heard her say "salad bug". for the longest time i beleived that this was what they were called, and i thought that they lived in salads.
My belief has to do with earwigs. NO, it is not the stupid brain eating thing thats all over this site. When I was at a relative's house (Maybe grandma's) I saw some tall plants with a big mess of platelike things shaped like a pineapple. Curious, I peeled of the plates layer by layer. Well, I was on the third layer when the back end of an earwig poked out. I thought the plant was pissed at me and the pincher thing was part of it that it reached out to grab me and pull me in! Another one is when was at my old friend Steven's house and we were going to go down the slide, but there was a spider web on it. We were about 3 years old, and thought the spider would kill us if we broke it. Steven, the clever guy he is, came up with a plan. There wasn't a spider in the web,(we thought it was out hunting) so Steven broke it and placed a baby doll nearby. We thought that the spider would think it was the doll who broke the web and attack it instead!