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When I was younger I used to believe that termites were invisible and about 2 feet tall. They would climb all over the houses to eat the wood. This was from watching those scary pest control commercials.

Anon
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When i was younger my sister told me that when you cut worms in half they would be become 2 seperate worms. so when ever the trick came up where you could cut the person in half (you know with the wooden box?) i just figured they were 2 people. which was aslo my explanation to 'midgets'

Anon
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When I was a little girl my Daddy and I watched lot's of scary movies together. One of them was a Twilight Zone that showed a man lose his mind after earwigs crawled into his ear and damaged his brain.

I still get the creeps when I find an earwig near me, maybe if they were heavier walkers and I knew they were coming........

CJ
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I used to believe that the little top on the blue berries were spiders- I would NEVER eat blueberries and i was disgusted when other people did. I told all of my friends and they believed me too (we were in first grade) We basically started this whole "don't eat blueberries" club around school until one of the teachers told us otherwise. They all blamed it on me now my nickname is "the blue spider" ~ How embarassing

The Blue Spider
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When I was in second grade, my sister (who was a kindergartener) and I used to believe that the little black seeds that dropped off of palm trees were actually cockroach eggs. In an effort to diffuse a cockroach infestation, we gathered them during recess at school (or wherever else we'd find them) and collected them into plastic drink containers.

Once we filled it up with "cockroach eggs", we'd seal it shut and throw them away.

Jen
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After many, many "say no to drugs" presentations in elementary schoo, I used to believe that ants could carry drugs into my nose while I slept. I kept the blankets up over my head when I slept to keep the drug-carrying ants away.

cmk
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One day while playing with legos in the basement, my brother told me that all spiders were poisonous and that to keep away from all of them. At this point I noticed a long legged spider (Daddy long legs) and asked if that one was as well. As he pointed he put his finger as close to the spider as he could get it (in order to get it to crawl on him) and said that it was the most poisonous of all. Of coarse the spider did crawl on him to which he started pretending to die and tell me to get help so I ran upstairs screaming for mom. My brother came upstairs laughing his butt off, he said later it was worth the spanking.

I am still really afraid of spiders, that memory will stick with me forever!

Rachel
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i thought spiders could fly on their webs in the fall. my aunt is to blame for this..i also thought the would come back and haunt me if i killed one.

babe
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I used to believe that earthworms came down from the sky in the rain because they always appeared after a rain fall.

Nanny
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i used to believe that the hard toe caps on rugby boots were made from giant ants found in the amazon!

eryll
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You know those itty bitty so small you can barely see them spiders that are always, like, red, yellow, or orange? Well, when I was four years old my older brother told that those spiders were flavored. So I spent three years squishing them on my finger and licking them off. I never noticed a taste and he explained this away by saying "They're just too small for you to taste it strongly". I learned the truth when my second grade teacher caught me eating one at recess and told me he had lied. I WILL get him back one day...

Lauren
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i used to belive that if u left your coat on the floor a spider would crawl into your skin. Then it would go in your stomach and turn into a spider baby with a spider head and a human body. well thats what my mom told me when i was 4 or 5

Anon
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When I was really little, my mom told me that Daddy Long Leg spiders couldnt make their own webs, and that they eat dust. I believed this until one day i saw one spinning a web. I now know that they can spin webs, they eat small insects, and are venomous. (but they cant puncture human flesh because their fangs are too small).

Devin
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I used to believe that butterflies were born when a fly mated with butter. I had no idea how this would happen. I suppose the fly sat on the butter.I was a strange kid...

Ryan
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My mum told me as a little kid that all feathers had bird lice on them so you couldn't pick them up. This was because I would always come home with collections of objects in my pockets. When I was 19 this had still never been contradicted and I told my then boyfriend (now husband) to quickly drop a feather in great panic!!!! How embarrasing.

Sarah
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I used to think that bees and wasps only stung people on the ears.

Anon
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I used to believe that beauty marks (freckels) were Butterfly bites!

Jolene
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My older sister convinced me that snails were the slyest creatures around, although they crawled really slow as soon as someone walked by they would jump up on the leg and stick there. I still have difficulty casually walking past a snail.

Anon
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My mother thought I was brain damaged because I could never see the dragon flies even when other people did. That is because I thought they were miniature dragons flying around who were green with little flames shooting out their nostrils.

bee
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I believed that as a child you should always sleep with your pets. My mother only let me have pet worms, slugs or snails. I let them out of the jar to sleep with me every night...but sometimes I rolled over them. I would wake up in the morning thinking that they had crawled back home.

Bee
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