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When I was little, my Dad asked me whether I wanted to go for the Miami Dolphins or the Florida Gators. Not realizing the differences between NFL and SEC football, I assumed they would play each other, so I closed my eyes and imagined dolphins and alligators running around a football field. I definitely didn't want the alligators to eat the dolphins, so for most of my life I switched around football teams, making sure never to cheer for the gators.
When i was little i had a fish named beebay. When he died, i told my mom to put him in the freezer because i didnt want him to die and that some how the freezer would help. I found him years later still frozen solid in the back corner.
When I was about 6 my brother found a large egg shaped rock he told me it was a dinosaur egg and that because I was a girl I could sit on it and it would hatch and I could have my own pet dinosaur. I spent all after noon sitting on the "egg" then brought it in the house sat on it at dinner, put it in my bed slept with it and brought it in to school and put it on my chair to sit on it there, at which point my teacher asked what I was doing. I enthusiastically explained when she told me it wasn't really an egg I got mad and threw it on the floor which broke it revealing it was actually a crystal I kept it and still have it.
i used to think that if u got on a boat in the sea the sharks will attack and tear down the boat and eat you! i still think that lol
Whenever one of my fish floated belly up to the top of the tank my dad would take it out. He told me that the fish were going to Dr. Fish-a-ma-jig. Not sure why I never realized that the doctor's office was actually located in the toilet.
My dad told me a haggis was an animal which lived in the Scottish mountains and 1 of its legs are shorter than the others so it could only run round in circles around the mountain which made them easy to catch. I believed this until I was about 14-15
A zoo that I often visited as a child had an African porcupine. Its quills (especially in back) resembled shafts of feathers to such an extent that for a long time i thought a porcupine was a kind of bird!
When I was little my sister told me that if i changed my pets name it would die. so when my dad gave my cat a horrible name I didn't want to change it.
i used to believe if a cow laughed, milk would come out from her nose!
I used to believe that cows give milk because they are cows. I graduated university and I learned that cows give mik because they get pregnanat and need milk to feed their calves
i used to believe that eels were built in the walls of buildings and produced electricity for he place... i had quite an imagination...
When I was young, I thought chickens laid nuggets, just like they lay eggs. I was horrified when my cousin told me the truth.
I used to believe only black & white spotted cows can make milk; therefore, they are all female cows. The sad part is I didn't realize it's not true til I was in college!!
i used to believe i could go back in time so i could see dinosaurs.
My cousin lived near what my Parents, and Aunt and Uncle called a swamp. They told us never to go in the swamp because it had alligators and crocodiles in it. We wouldn't go in and if a ball went in the swamp it was gone forever. They just didn't wan't us getting hurt, but I was scared to death when we brought our dog over when he would travel into the swamp. We live in New England, so when I got a little older I realized it wasn't really true.
When I was about 5 or 6, someone who illegally kept a pet lion in St. Louis had it escape. We lived about an hour south and everytime we went anywhere in the car, I would curl up on the floor if my parents weren't looking (seat belt rules) because I was terrified it was going to come get me. At night I was scared to sleep because I thought it would come crashing thru the window to get me. I don't know why I thought I was such a lion magnet.
Once in a while the news reports showed people getting injured by bulls in Spain. I used to think they didn't have good locks to lock the bulls up and therefore they escaped and hurt people. I didn't know they ran with the bulls on purpose until I was 20!
When I was younger, my dad told me that the cattle the were grown around our hometown (Santa Maria, CA) were a special breed that had longer legs on one side of their body than the other. The reason for this, he stated, was to help them keep their balance with the hills that made the area's landscape; if the legs were the same length the cattle would fall over and roll down the hill every time they stood up!
I used to believe snakes lived in the walls. My dad told me when I was young if I put my finger near a socket one would come out and bite me.
When I was little, my grandpa told me that we could grow worms (using a bucket full of dirt and sprinkle sugar on top). Everytime I went there I would see the worms. Didnt know until later that he would run into the garden before I showed up to dig them up