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i used to believe that a marmoset was a fictional animal only on the ren and stimpy show....im 21 years old, and just figured out that it was an actual animal last year when i went to the zoo.
Till I was about 5 I believed that the partners of wolves are foxes and that they make babies together.
When I was about 5 or 6, my brother told me that bats like to swoop down and make nests in your hair. I think I still believe that one!
when i was 6, i used to believe that unicorns were just poor horses that mean people had thrown nasty ice cream cones on their forehead. when my mom told me unicorns didn't exist, i told her that there was no such thing as unicorns just mean people. i still believe in unicorns.
I used to believe that sheep had one leg shorter than the other so they could stand on hills. I believed that until i was 18!
I used to believe (when I was a 5 yr. old little girl) that if my bedroom door was open a big panda bear was going to come padding up the stairs and into my room and maul me to death. Little girls are SUPPOSED to think pandas are cute and adorable, not I, not I.
when i was 5 or 6 i used to beleave id get the strength of the animals if i drank their blood
My best friend in high school had an older sister who continued to have odd beliefs about various animals long into her adulthood. To make it all more interesting, she had a habit of mentioning them seeming with no reference to whatever else we might have been talking about at the time.
The one I recall most easily was when she just dropped the statement "Sheep turn into goats." one time while we were trying to figure out what movie we wanted to go see that night.
Polar bears eat mostly ice cream, and sometimes fish fingers.
When I was a little kid, I asked my mother about the balls of leaves up in the trees.
She told me that they were squirrels nests.
From then on, i believed that squirrels laid eggs.
I refused to believe that squirrels gave birth to live young in their nests. I would then defiantly argue and tell the person that squirrels built nests so that they could lay their eggs in them.
This isn't actually my belief, but my brother in law's. We were watching something on the Discovery channel one night, and apparently it had something to do with sloths. So of course they had footage of the sloth eating and swimming and hanging on a tree branch. Well, my brother in law came down stairs and was like "What kind of animal is that?"
"A sloth," I replied.
"No way," he responded, "Nu uh! Are you serious?"
"Yes, and they're so slow that they have slime growing on their fur."
"Wow. I thought sloth was just something they made up in the Bible when they were talking about lazy people."
(Note: he's like 15 years older than me...)
I used to think that bears laid eggs! I always pictured bears sitting on enormous nests, just like chickens.
I'm not sure where I got this from, but when I was little I believed that kangaroo pouches were filled with sticky purple gel.
I thought until I was about 8 that if I barked at a dog, meowed a cat, quacked a duck, etc., and thought reeeaaally hard about what I wanted to tell it, it would telepathically understand. I also thought that they could reply if I concentrated and was all quiet, but I was a rowdy kid so I never tried it. I got very frustrated when I thought, staring all bug-eyed at one of the cats,'meow back if you understand me' and it stayed quiet. I wasn't deterred at all, I simply thought they were being lazy.
Then after watching 'Cats and Dogs' I was convinced they could even talk out loud if they wanted to, and they were just keeping it a secret from me. I was such a weird little kid.
When I saw the movie "Dumbo" (the about the flying elephant) I thought that if elephants had big enough ears, they could actually fly!!!
When My brother was 4 or 5 I convinced him that alagators lived in our garbage cans, so he never threw anything away, he would just hide it in the refregerator!!
My wife and her sister used to believe that unicorns were real but that seahorses, for some reason, were not. To this day, they still have to think carefully when faced with unicorn/seahorse matters to remember which one does and does not exist.
I used to believe that pigs will take over the world one day!(Piggy Invasion)(Actually I still Do!)
When I was little we lived out in the country. Our house was next to a meadow. One day when I was outside by myself, playing, I saw something in the meadow that scared me. I ran, screaming and crying, to the door... too upset to even get it open. My mom ran to the door, thinking I must be badly hurt by the sound of things. I gasped out "Mom, there's a huge snake, with horns!". She could make little sense of this, but got me inside and calmed me down. When I was calm enough, she had me draw what I had seen. I drew a picture of a deer, lying down in the long grass. In my mind, the only thing with no legs was a snake, and I couldn't see the legs of the deer, only its back and head. Thus, the big snake with horns.
For years I thought that mouse traps caught mice by their tails and then when you found it in the trap you would set the mouse free outside.
Thank you Tom and Jerry and various other cartoons.
Also mouse related-mom had a plumber and his teenage assitant come to help her with something-they found a mouse trap downstairs-the younger guy set it off and got freaked out-mom told me that the plumber told him not to worry-as mice have no teeth. He also said that mice are boneless and that is why the can wiggle around so fast.
Oh yeah-Mom must have cracked up because she works with mice.