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When I was little, before I learned animals even. My dad told me the black and white things in the fields were called moo dogs. I believed that until I was about 4.
When I was little I thought cows married horses, cows were all female and horses were all male.
When I was 3, I saw a commercial on tv with monkeys. My parents convinced me that I was a monkey since I liked to climb on everything!
I was in a wood one time and my Auntie told me (cause she knew I was scared of snakes) that snakes grew in ferns! loads of them round the main paths, so I wouldn`t go off the path! I have had a fear of walking through ferns ever since!!!
Until senior year of high school I believed that roast beef was not actually beef. I never even stopped to consider what other animal it might be. I was simply certain, thanks to my older brother, that it was not beef.
When I was in preschool I believe giraffes had long legs so they could kick lions' heads off. I wrote a book complete with a picture.
I once believed the Goat Skull in the backyard would snap at and bite me if I went too close (thanks to my older siblings) and to this day I still feel that gut-wrenching fear when I walk past any animal skeleton.
I used to believe that fax (as in fax machine) stood for Furry Animal Xpress and that the squirrels carried your messages back and forth across the power lines.
I used to believe that a Gammon was a fish. Im 17 and i only found out it wasnt like a couple of months ago.
When I was a kid, I was told that if you wore your shoes backwards, a bear will come and eat you.
I used to believe that chipmunks were just baby squirrels.
My dad once told me that the giant rolled-up hay bales that we would pass as we drove through the countryside were elephant poop. I believed that until I went on a 7th grade trip to the zoo.
I used to genuinely believe that cowlicks came from cows licking you. I was probably three when we passed a pasture and I asked "is that the cow that licked me?" I will never live that down.
my dad told me that mountain sheep had legs shorter on one side so they could stand on slopes, but this meant if they turned around and tried to walk the other way, they fell over. i believed him
cantaloups are baby antelopes
I used to believe that sharks lived under the pools where the air vents were.
That there was one dinosaur still left - the Rhinosaurus. When my teacher told me it's pronounced "rhinoceros" I thought, "poTAYto/poTAHto, it still looks like a dinosaur to me."
When I was four or five, I was sitting in the car with my whole family when my brother asked my grandpa where jaguars (the car) were made. I was surprised that animals were made in different countries so I asked "where are elephants made?" It took me a few years before I realized why everyone in the car was laughing at me!
I was so terrified after seeing Jaws that I thought my room would fill up with water and Jaws would eat me in my sleep.
I believed that kissing a toad would give you warts, but it never stopped me from a dare.