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When i was about 5 i was out back at night and saw all these moths flying around my back door light.They kept flying near me and i kept getting nervous.Well,my dad told me that if i kept bothering them that they would eat my clothes.To this day my mom teases me about it,and yet i still somewhat believe it...
When i was little I had a case of headlice when i was 6 as any children do and to make myself feel better about it i used to beleive that we were just all headlice on somebodys big head but when my father brought home lice killing shampoo to kill them off i couldnt sleep that night as i thought i was a mass muderer
i used to read 'asbestos' as a plural, and i believed that an asbesto was a kind of insect, like a beetle. whenever i read about asbestos being found in a building i imagined it was infested with these insects, and they would send in pest control to deal with it...
A long time ago my brother came up to me and told me if i bit off a butterflies wing i would get a real beautiful dress i was only about 7 or 8 years old and at the this gullible age i thought about and didnt know if i should believe or not but in the end i never did i couldnt even catch a butterfly to even try.
I used to belive that once you were stung by a bee, you could never get stung again, kinda like getting chicken pox. I misinterpretted what my mom told me though: when you were stung by a bee, THAT bee can't sting you again. In fact, the first time I did get stung I was happy because I believed it could never happen again
I used to believe that spiders were actualy miniature living versions of my brother.
I always remember Believing that slugs and snails came down from the sky when it rained, and I always wondered why I never got hit by one, I believed this till I was about 12.
I used to believe that all the spiders in the world lived in a big, big hole under the ground in a big mafia sort of thing. I believe the spiders were all soldiers and spys for this little federation and whenever something happened, the spiders crawled back and told their leader spider which is frikkin huge. I believed they were recruiting ants and other insects into the business of human hunting as well. It's a rather scary thought, all insects in the world under the earth ina big hole, using technology far beyond the human mind....
The sad thing is, I still believe this. >>
The year before I started school, my mother was reading some kind of a magazine which had something about headlice- maybe an ad for a headlice shampoo or something- anyway, the point of this thing was to alert people that headlice should be taken seriously. Anyway, the intelligent advertising technique that they chose to get their message across, was to show a little school boy, with a louse on his head. However, the louse was magnified millions of times, so that it was big enough to cover the whole top of his head. Once I saw it, I was terrified to go to school because I believed that headlice were really that big.
I used to believe that if ants got in your room while you were sleeping they would go in your ears and control you i was realy scared after that and guess who told me my ulel
I noticed as a child that those little black ants that suddenly invade your kitchen during the spring all came around the same time of the year. When I asked a friend about it, she told me it was because 'Ant Day' was the day after Mother's Day. So from that point on, on Mother's Day, I would say things like "Enjoy your day, Mom. Tomorrow is Ant Day." and "The ants are going to try to take over our house tomorrow!" and so on. It seemed logical.. and I still (I'm 18 now) refer to the day after Mother's Day as 'Ant Day'!
As a child I thought I had taught a fly to rub its hands together. Then when I seen another fly do the same thing I thought the fly had taught his friends. I was very proud.
When I was about 4 I heard noises in my pillow i SWORE that flees were living in them. My mum told me it was just my head making vibrations. But when she we gone I was so concinvinced they were flees I tore open the pillow and put it under my sandpit.
When I was little I had a babysitter with a big scar on her leg. I once asked her what it was from and she told me she had been attacked by a dragon fly. I was extremely scared of dragon flies after that.
I used to be terrified of fire-flys because I believed they would burn if they landed on me.
My friend used to believe that bees made honey and jam.
When I was five years old I found a ladybug in the bathroom. My older sister rushed in and shouted at me not to touch it because it was 'poisonous to anyone under the age of eight!'. She was ten, so she picked it up for a closer inspection. Years later I realised she'd only told me that because SHE wanted to hold the pretty insect..
I used to beleive that if we didn't spray the ants, there would be hundreds of them in my house taking over.
When I was about 4 I was brushing my hair in the mirror and my sister jokingly said there was a bug in it. But sure enough when I looked up I saw a nat flying around the top of my head. I started bawling and ran to my mother who told me that the nat was flying around my head because it liked pretty girls. I believed her and stopped crying. How dumb of me!
I was almost 9 when Star Trek's Wrath of Khan came out. Needless to say, that led to many nightmares and an intense fear of bugs getting into my ears, as they would make me go crazy. 20 years later, that's all I remember of the movie and the thought still gives me the creeps.