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I used to believe that snakes don't have legs cause ants bit them of.
My sister told me that if I was bad, I would be sent to the Okefenokee in a package where I would be promptly eaten by aligators, and I beleived it could be done.
I grew up in Toronto, one of the few places where almost all the squirrels in the city are black. There were so few grey squirrels that kids used to say that grey squirrels had rabies and if there was one on the playground, we'd all run inside screaming. Then I moved to New York. All of the squirrels were grey. It was the scariest place I'd ever been to.
When I was young I was always told not to sit on the ground or else you would get worms. I remember sitting on the ground one day playing and spending the REST OF THE NIGHT watching to see if worms crawled out my behind.
when i was about 7 after watching pinocchio i believed i could pet my fish like gepetto it didnt work so well...
When I was little my mom told me that I had to keep my room clean all the time or else the mice would make nests in my mess and have babies. Then she told me that in the middle of the night when I was sleeping, the mice would run over my face and it would feel like the waves crashing on the beach. To this day, I hate mice and I have very clean house.
I used to believe that chipmunks were baby squirrels
My older sister told me that hamsters could fly. I remember looking at my hamster when i was about 6 and seeing his small legs and wondering how he could fly with legs that small-and eventually convinced myself that they would become flat and thin when he began to fly. I found out that they couldn't fly when my hamster (who was old and blind by that point) walked off the edge of the table.
When I was about 4 or 5 my cousin who is three years older told me if i said the word "snakes", snakes would attack me.
i didn't say the word "snake" till i was nearly nine.
When I Was Little I would hear people talking about 'Tiger Woods'. Of course, I never realised he was a golf player, and would always beg my mum & Dad to take me to 'Tiger Woods' Funny thing was, I was terrified of tigers, ever since i'd met a man in a big furry tiger costume at the shopping center.
I used to believe that animals outside had nowhere to go to the bathroom. I saw a squirrel one day and emptied out a box and followed him with it. Once the squirrel figured out that the box did not contain any food, it bit me.
After reading "The Frog Prince," I tried to treat all frogs with respect, should one of them become a prince again and punish me for mistreating him as a frog.
when I was a little girl, I used to believe the little mouse made her house with our teeth!
( In France, when the little child loses one tooth, he believes that the little mouse takes it! )
When I was little I used to peek around the door to my room and watch what my parents were watching on TV when I should have been sleeping. One night they watched Jaws. After that I was afraid of the toliet and thought a shark was going to pop out and get me. I was also afraid of the wave pool. In the deep end there were bars under water blocking kids from getting into where the wave machine was and I thought that was where the sharks were kept.
when we wne to my aunts house for a viset she had a back room that had a ladder going up to the roof..so my brother and i being curious wanted to see what was up there..before we could climb up my parents told us that my aunt had giant rats up there and if we opened the door they would get out and bite us
I used to believe that if you held a Guinea pig upside down, it's eyes would fall out.
I had a great theory when I was younger...
1. Squirrels are evil.
2. They are trying to kill all of the humans so they could gain world domination.
3. Different colored squirrels have different rankings in their cult. (Grey squirrels are the lowest, then black, red, flying, and albino on the top.)
4. The little lizards down in Florida (the ones that lose their tails) are in on it too.
5. Sasquatch may have a small part.
I used to believe that crocodiles were green because they were uncooked
I used to think that a lot of pets you could own were actually wild animals. Ferrets, hamsters, lizards, turtles, snakes... I didn't realize you could buy these animals in a pet store until I was 12.
When I was about four my mom told me that millions of years ago people used to be chimps. And I went 'Did grandma used to be a monkey?' and I was sure that everyone was born a monkey and as they got older they turned human.