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When I was about 8 or nine years old, my cousin told me that if you screamed at a roach it would die. I can just imagine what everyone thought when I was screaming in the bathroom!

Brenda
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When i was little i used to be TERRIFIED of thunder and lightening. but my grandpa told me it was just penguins bowling in the north pole and every time they got a strike there would be thunder. i believed him for the longest time.

Anon
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When I was a boy my grandfather told me that I could catch wild rabbits with salt. Needless to say his entire backyard was spotted with paper towels layed out filled with piles of salt. Did come close to catching one one time..LOL

Jay
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When I was 5 or so, my dad told me that if you caught a squirrel by the tail it would pop off and the squirrel would run away and hide until it grew a new tail.

Stevie
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when my little sis and i were young, my dad told us that she was a monkey we got from the zoo and he and mom had to shave her every night. she hates that story

critty
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I used to have a big rock that i thought was a triceratops egg, and i believed that if I sat on it long enough it would hatch.

Anon
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I used to believe that the lobsters inside of Aquariums in supermarkets were bought by people and kept as pets.

Josh
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I used to believe that if I got a pet penguin it could live in the freezer.

Dippingmytoes
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When I was little, my dad told me to "sit there until the cows came home", and I kept looking back at the door waiting for the cows to come through. I always wondered why the cows were never in our house to begin with.

Kate
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When I was little I taught that a volcano was a fish.Don't know why,it just sounded like a fish name.

Daniel
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When I was around 8, my sisters told me whenever they went to sleep, they turned into animals and went about their daily business. One of my sisters told me she was a tiger, and the other two who were twins told me they were monkeys. She told me to wait for a minute, then came back with reddish stripes on her arm as proof. I believed this until I was 10.

Anon
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I used to think that if you took an egg from the refrigerator and kept it warm for awhile, it would hatch into a baby chicken. I did try this a few times, but each time I would get impatient and return the egg to the carton.

Anon
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When visiting my grandparents cabin, I would get bored. To fix this, my grandpa decided to tell me that the squirrel (really just multiple squirrels in the forest) was named Tiny. "Tiny," he said was really a magical little horse (not a pony) that would turn back if I caught it. Wanting to ride it, I'm sure that he and my parents got hours of entertainment watching me chase the squirrels with a bug net.

Jacie
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i used to think ifyou drank out of a glass that any animal had drank out of before washing it you would turn into that animal

Anon
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My sister and I used to believe that pigs didn't have tails. We tried to remove them from our piggie banks. Later, when we were old enough to work on the farm, we helped cut the tails off young piglets. So then we knew that pigs do indeed come with tails.

Sara
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when i was about 5, my dad told me that instead of horses defecating out of their rear-ends, they did so out of their hooves. i believed this until 6th grade

Reed
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For some reason, my father told me when I was very young that they don't have ducks in America. For years I would relay this interesting 'fact' to people as a piece of trivia, until I asked an actual American "is it weird not having ducks over there?" and was promptly laughed at.

Kate
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When I was 4, my mom told me a story about the time a goat took a bite out of one of her dresses that was hanging out to dry. I took this to mean that goats loved eating clothes, and if I went near them they would surround me and eat all of the clothes I was wearing. I was terrified of petting zoos for years.

Anon
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i have no idea where this believe came from but as long as i can remember i believed that baboons ate through their bums! i didnt find out the truth until i was 20 and was at my parents house and there was something about baboons on tv, and i said "they eat through their bums dont they?" everyone just looked at me really strangely and laughed, they have never let me live it down!

scarlett
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When I was around the age of 6, I saw cows walking sideways on the slopes of hills (on the drive going from Sacramento to San Francisco). I couldn't understand how they could walk on something so steep without down the hill, so I asked my father. He told me it was because on the "hill" side of their body, their legs were shorter so they could balance AND that they could only go around the hill in a certain direction. I believed him till I was 10.

Alysha
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