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my mom and dad thought it would be funny to tell me (the 1 and a half year old) that cows were horses and horses were cows, so for a year they made me think that that was true and i guess my gram yelled at them and told them they should be teaching me the truth
Until a couple months ago (God) that only female humans had periods. I'd never seen a cat or dog that wasn't fixed (in a house) or a stray (outside) that, I guess, would be in the same spot the whole time or simply wouldn't clean themselves. It just seemed weird because, you know, your dog only has two holes instead of three (actually, four). Until I asked my mom why Kaya (my dog) didn't have a period...because she's never ovulating, because she's FIXED--duhh.
After I saw Jaws, I thought that sharks could be in any place that had water. Bath tubs, swimming pools, lakes, toilets, etc...
I used to think that butterflies made butter
An old man in our neighborhood wanted to keep the kids out of his shed. He told us there was a porcupine in the shed that would shoot quills at us if we entered the shed. About 10 years after it dawned on me....there was no porcupine.
Obviously, there's a strong association between bunnies and eggs. Why? Not just the fact that they're both metaphors for fertility and new life, but because of Easter. So, for some strange reason, even though I knew rabbits were mammals, I thought rabbits laid eggs.
I used to believe that unicorns were real animals until I was about 16...lol...
On Christmas Eve all the animals are able to talk but only for that night!
Meat did not come from animals. It was a different material entirely, I mean who could mix up chicken, pork and beef with chooks, pigs and cows? That's just silly.
When I have 4 or 5,I used to believe that the animals spoke.
i used to belive that babies come from monkeys...
When I was a kid my family was out for a Sunday drive one day and my dad told me the reason the cows we passed could stand on the hillside was because they had two legs that were a lot shorter than the other two. I believed that for years.
I was told that the reason why some cows could walk on hillsides was because the legs on one side of their body were shorter than the other...the person told me notice how they always walk in one direction. Since I only really ever saw cows from a passing car, it made sense to my child logic!
When I was in the 2nd grade, I became really obsessed with dinosaurs and thought that scientists were going to bring them back from the dead. For one reason or another I truly believed that a T-Rex would be assigned to our neighborhood and get all the people by reaching in through the windows and grabbing them as they walked by. I avoided windows till 5th grade.
when i was younger my two sisters and i would always go to our neighbors' house and play various games with them. one night we were playing hide and seek in the dark and to make it less scary(we were all under 10) we got into groups of two,i was with my neighbor's brother who was 9 and i was 8. i suggested we hide in the weeping willow tree in his back yard. he asked me if i knew about the bats,i said no. he then informed me that large bats the size of owls lived in weeping willow trees and pee on anyone's head that walks by at night. since he was older i belived him. to this day i aviod walking under weeping willow trees at night.
I used to think that polar bears lived in the sky on the clouds because people always said, 'Way up there' while pointing up to describe where polar bears are.
When I was at that short age of about 4 or 5 where you're always playing on the floor, I used to play near a step that had a gap under the door. My dad warned me one day to be careful because "drafts" came out from underneath. Only I heard it as "giraffes".
I spent so many days after that watching for tiny giraffes to come out from under the door, but they never did...
My friend once told me the reason sheep could stand on a hills so easily was because they had differnet length legs. Seeing lots of sheep on hills i thought this was a reasonable idea and i actually believed it. The worst thing is that i was 15 when at the time!
When I was around 6 or 7, I heard about koalas for the first time. I remember thinking they were some brand new discovery/invention or something. i believed this for several years..
I used to be terrified of the dog pound. I thought that stray dogs were sent there and then passed through a conveyor belt that had giant sledge hammers that would come down and crush them. That is why it was called a "pound" and they had to be "put down". I still kind of think of it that way.