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I used to think that all skunks were male because my older sister once told me only boys stink, and girls don't
My older brother once told me that Aussie shampoo was made from kangaroo pee. I avoided using it for years!
I used to think that adult kangaroos were called Kangas and that child kangaroos were called Roos.
I used to think that kangaroos were the only animals that have a pouch
I used to think that birds and dinosaurs were the only animal that laid eggs.
I used to think there was an animal that was called an ena, and that there were 2 types of enas; the high ena, and the low ena
When I was a kid my parents told me the animals laying on the side of the road were just taking a nap since the road was warm
I used to think that taxidermy had something to do with being an accountant
When I was younger I confused a gazelle and a gazebo
When i was younger i ised to belive that it was a bunny as in the cagberry egg bunny who laid the plastic easter egges it wasnt intil i was 11 i went to a easter egg hunt and i asked where the egg laying bunny was they said that the eggs came from a factory, ever since that day i have been so embarrassed when easter rolled around.
I thought snakes got thinner as they shed their skin.
I once thought you could get cancer from moles, as in the rodent. I later found out it meant skin moles, not rodent moles
Since there were meerkats, I thought there were meredogs too
I thought that you could combine any two species of animals, didn't matter how different they were, and create really cool hybrids. I was constantly imagining up these hybrids thinking I'd be the one to really give it a go and discover all of them one day
I used to think that all gazelles were female, simply because it sounded like a female's name(like Giselle)
My parents told me that when i was a little kid, i walked up to my mom and said "Mommy, what's gayzul?. She didn't have a clue about what I was saying, until i showed her a book about animals and said "It says "mountain.. gayzul" and my mom laughed and said "No no no...It's pronounced guh-ZELL!!".I got embarrassed and i am still embarrassed to this day
When I was ten, I used to believe that the horses didn't sleep.
When i was 7 years old, i liked animals a lot and especially gazelles. This one time when i was watching a nature documentary, I decided to be like a gazelle and imitate its jumping and running.
So I did. I tried to jump like an awesome gazelle but i ended up falling on my knees and hit my mouth on the computer desk. It hurt real bad and I spent the rest of the day screaming and crying in pain! I never watched another animal documentary again! At least I learned my lesson to never imitate what you see on animal documentaries ever again!
When I was a kid, there was this one toy in the store I REALLY wanted but it was too expensive. My friend for some reason told me that if you really want it, you have kick a rabbit barefoot and say "I NEED IT!" and then tell your parents.
It didn't work, I didn't get the toy and all i got was a bruise on my leg.
I used to believe that fireflies went to sleep for the night as soon as it got dark. Or at least that's what I was told, probably so I would go inside. It wasn't until my 20's when I was hiking with some friends at night and saw fireflies that I expressed out loud, 'Wow, I can't believe these guys are out so late.' It got quiet and at that point I realized...