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I used to believe that the first time I heard about an animal was the first time ANYONE had heard about it. The platypus was discovered sometime in the early to mid-nineties.
When I saw a picture of someone milking a cow, (with a bucket underneath it) I thought that person was trying to encourage it to pee.
For several years I believed that if you stuck your tongue out near a horse, it would try to bite your tongue off. I thought that my riding teacher told me that. Turns out, she said that I shouldn't stick my tongue out while riding because I might accidentally bite it.
During my elementary school years I believed that all animals had curseword names because female dogs were referred to as "bitches". Somehow I assumed male dogs were called "bastards" but was embarrassed to ask what the curseword names for other animals were, though I was dying of curiousity.
Whenever I saw a picture of a whale spouting water, I thought it was urinating.
when i was in my childhood i used to think that the animals and birds are talking like humen. because those days i was reading many stories which tell that the animals are speaking.
I used to believe that if I lay on my stomach on top of my bed covers dinosaurs would come out of the walls (without breaking them) and literally kick my butt.
Yesterday my wife told me that she wanted to see an elephant up close at the circus that was in town, because she wanted to see it pee......I said what would you want to see an elephant's wang? She said that she didn't want to see a male, that she wanted to see the female's hose like urinating device......I told her that female elephants don't have umm...wangs. She said 'well horses do, so why wouldn't they!' Evidently her brother convinced her when she was a child that interesting 'fact'.
She is 27.
This isn't my belief, but my younger cousin's. My aunt (her mom) works in a video store, and loves horror, so my cousin was exposed to all kinds of monster movies at a VERY young age. When she was 4 her and a friend were playing in a field near a cow pasture, when they ran inside bawling. When ask what was wrong, they claimed that the cows were zombies in disguise, because they went "Murrrrhhhh...." like a zombie instead of "Moo." She is still slightly suspicious of cows, three years later.
For the longest time I thought King Kong was a real primate...I thought it was just a really huge gorilla.And then one day when I was 17,while waiting in the concession line my friend made a random remark about how the kangaroo is the only living animal that begins with K...and then I shouted "No it's not!!King Kong begins with K!" My friend really thought I was joking!
I used to believe that wolves were in the dog family, and foxes were in the cat family... and I'm still not too sure I'm that far off, even after 50 years! Think about it: a fox's babies are called "kits", and they sometimes make a sound that's a lot like a meow. Their faces are more cat-like, in my opinion, than dog-like. I think they run a little bit like cats, as well.
My Grandpa told me there was a tiger living in his bushes just below his bedroom windows. He told me that if I waited and watched, I'd hear him and maybe even see him! Everytime we visited him, he'd take me to go look at the tiger. I'd stand on my tip toes looking out his window, down at the bushes waiting to see his tail flickering through the air. I heard that old tiger several times, but I never saw a thing. ;)
when i was little i used to think that in England we kept all the white ,black or brown sheep in the fields to make all the white, black and brown jumpers. Other countries in the world had the red sheep and the yellow sheep and the pink sheep etc to make all the other colours in jumpers.
It is logical to a four year old!
Seems like my first acquaintances with the word "rodent" were heavily associated with animals being identified as "rodents" either when they were seen crossing a road, or when they were seen as road kill. So I thought they were called rodents because they were animals likely to be seen in the road.
I used to think that Shamu was my whale and that he just lived at Sea World and they took care of him for me.
i used to believe that if you ate an animal its ghost would live in your tummy. that sparked some of my earliest (but unsuccessful) attempts at being a vegetarian.
I used to believe that unicorns were real once. They were just late for Noah's ark.
My Father used to tell me that Unicorns existed a long time ago, but everyone liked them more than Jesus, so God killed them all.
My Aunt once told me that the sheep wool we found in fields was in fact bits of cloud that had fallen from the sky.I believed her for years and years and developed quite a collection.
Eu acreditava que quando uma pessoa era mordida por uma tartaruga, só conseguia se soltar dela se desse um trovăo na hora.
Também acreditava que se fizéssemos "careta", e um vento forte passasse na hora, a cara da gente ficava igual ŕ da "careta" pra sempre.