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A friend told me that Killer Whales / Orcas could tell if you were a bad person or not.
If you were bad then they would eat you. I totally believed it.
me and sister used to think milk was cow urine. one day my grandpa was milking a cow (he lives on a farm) and we smacked his hand and said, " Granpa! How would you like it if someone touched you there!"
I once conviced my friend that there were made whales that lived in volcanoes and birds would come and take them out of the lava and they would get cold and blow up like a balloon and thats how blimps are made. She was 13.
My Nan told me when I was younger that her friend's husband looked after the pigs at our local zoo and that one day after work he didn't come home - they found him the next morning half-eaten, by the pigs! I believed this until I started university and called my Nan in front of my friends who disbelieved me...it wasn't true! All those years of being scared of pigs wasted...
I used to believe squirrels were called 'pumbas'.
Like the warthog from The Lion King.
when i was little i thought pigs ate only tomatoes because bacon and ham was red when cooked.
When I was 3 or 4 I thought that Dinosaurs just desided to leave and go to mars or something.. (hard to remember after so long) then when I was 6 I learned about the meteor 0= lol
When I was small I was told that sausages came from pigs and I thought there was a little hole in their sides where the sausages came out. I even drew it for my teacher for homework
I used to think that there was a chipmunk in my backyard hosting some kind of chipmunk game show. My friend and I used to run around in the hopes that we would be caught on camera and therefore become famous in the rodent world.
When I was a kid I truly used to believe that all cows that were brown were female and the black and white ones were male (bulls). I thought it was great that they and others so easily could see which was which. But I didn't really know what to think about the brown and white ones....
It took a few years before I understood that the colors had nothing to do with their gender.
I used to think that sharks were dolphins who were really mean on steroids and ridiculous stuff like that.
A story told to me by my mom: When I was younger we were in the car and it was raining out. We drove by a field of cows and horses and I asked my mom how the horses and cows took showers? She jokingly told me that the farmer would come out and give them a bar of soap! I apparently believed her, and told my teacher how cows and horses took showers the next day at school!
When I was small we lived near a dairy farm and I loved cows so much that I invented, and nearly convinced myself, of "horse-cows". The idea was that hamburgers weren't made of cows (the horror!) but rather of meat-eating horse-cows that farmers had to kill anyway in order to protect the other cows. Farmers could distinguish horse-cows from the other cows only by virtue of the fact they whinnied like a horse instead of mooing. At some point I also imagined them to wear red bandanas.
I used to believe that there were sharks in the river murray, and if i fell out they would bite my leg off.
I remember eating clams on the half shell in this one restaurant. Every time we went there, I would order the clams. One time my sister whispered to me, while my parents we talking. She said "Norma, did you know that the clam is alive until you pull it off the shell with your fork?".
My sister used to believe that Buffalo wings came from very small, real buffalo’s and men ran about with little, tiny nets, catching these little, tiny buffalo’s. The men would then cut off of their wings to be served and then since they would be grounded, they grew up to be the big buffalo’s we see every day ~
When i was little i used to be afraid of polar bears looking inside my window, so i hated going to sleep. i was such an idiot. =3
As a kid, I was given a book in which I first read of the unusual egg-laying mammal of Australia, the duck-billed platypus. Funny thing was, I was sure I'd heard the word "platyous" before and envisioned that a usual platypus was some kind of much larger animal, and probably a more usual mammal (perhaps a placental mammal, although I didn't know that term at the time). A usual platypus, so I had an idea, was probably close to as big as an elephant, or at least as big as a hippopotamus. So, I assumed that the name "duck-billed platypus" was given to distinguish that small and unusual egg-laying mammal from a more more usual and larger platypus. But gradually I learned that the duck-billed platypus is in fact the only kind of platypus that there is, something I still have to consciously remind myself of on hearing the word "platypus". And it is still quite a mystery just how my mind concocted that belief in a much larger "usual" platypus.
When I was little, my mother use to tell me that Kidney beans came from hamsters. That was why there were so many hamsters- they were being breed so then we could harvest their kidneys. I still cannot get myself to eat kidney beans.
I had heard of (and even eaten a few times) calamari as a kid. Later when I heard of the Kalahari desert, the words "calamari" and "Kalahari" ran together for me until I heard of calamari again as a grown-up. It was only then that I realized that calamari was squid, and not some cretaure from the Kalahari Desert.