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I used to believe that butterflies would eat your nose.
When I was little, I thought that bug spray would make bugs explode and disappear.
I used to believe that if you cut an earthworm in half that it created two new worms. I was told this by my neighbor after I accidently cut a worm in half while digging in the ground and started crying. I belived this into my 20s.
I used to believe that if you ate a worm or something else like that, that it would come out your nose. From this day on I stay away from the crawly bugs. Not that I believe in it but they still freak me out!!
When I was young somebody told me moths eat your clothes. From that day on I was terrified of moths because I thought they'd pounce on me, gnaw my clothes off, and leave me standing there naked. I'm 67 years old and I'm still scared of moths.
When I was 5, I somehow came under the impression that when a caterpillar went into a cocoon, that meant it was dead. This made for a slightly traumatic experience when I caught one and was convinced I had killed it a few hours later.
When I was five, I used to believe that worms grow into snakes.
When I was little, I was playing with my brother and I saw an earwig crawl across the floor. My brother said it was called an earwig because it would go into your ear while you were sleeping and lay eggs. It freaked me out, I was so scared to go to sleep.
I used to believe that if you killed a spider, for example stepping on it and crushing it, that in the final second before it died it sent out signals calling all other spiders within a certain range to the spot. So I was always careful, after killing a spider, to leave the immediate vicinity to avoid being swarmed by thousands of spiders!
I used to love catching fireflies in jars as a youngster. I thought we could solve the planet's electricity problems by just filling rooms full of jars full of lightning bugs so that we would have constant light without electricity forever.
Until I was about 6, I used to believe that flys were raisins with wings.
I used to honestly believe that flies were tiny monsters. Unfortunately, my mother never deterred me from that belief, and to this day I still harbor a small fear (and great hatered) of flies.
Once when I was about 9 or 10, I thought I had maggots in my mouth. I went up to my teacher and said to her 'I've got maggots in my mouth' and the whole class burst out laughting. I'm now 30 and can't for the life of me remember what made me think I had maggots in my mouth.
My sister told me that spiders lived in lightswitches. I was afraid of the dark and spiders so you can see my delima. I believed it for years.
When I was little, I got stung by a wasp on my foot. I was resting my foot inside, sad because I was missing out on a beautiful summer day, and I told my older brother what happened. He said, "Oh, that sucks, now all of your toes will disappear!"
When my toes didn't disappear, I just thought I was extremely luck. I believed him until I was 11 or 12
i did not understand the differences between snakes and worms. I distinctly remember being startled by a 2 inch long twig, fearing that it was a snake and that it would bite me.
I used to believe butterflies made butter.
I used to believe there were intelligent people until I saw a whole section devoted to "OMG I used to believe that earwigs crawled into people's ears! LIKE O.M.G!!"
Except... earwigs HAVE been known to crawl into ears before, and it's very painful when it happens. Maybe they don't have nasty intentions and eat your brains like the old tales you might have heard, but if you're not careful they can crawl into your ear!
When we were little, my sister told me that my pajamas were made out of caterpillars--and I believed it for years!
I used to be terribly afraid of getting bitten by a mosquito because I thought that was how you caught Meningiococcal disease.