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When I was young my parents took us on a cruise. We were going snorkeling but I have always been terrified of the ocean. I was terrified that the hammerhead sharks below were going to hurt me when my dad told me that hammerheads were vegetarians. I have always believed everything my dad said as true. It wasn't until I was in my twenties that I realized that he had lied. The sad thing is I believed it so wholeheartedly I had been telling people that same thing for years. Now all the weird looks make sense to me.
Until I was 24 years old, I believed the missing "link" in the chain of evolution was the name of an animal they were looking for, as in they were looking for the animal "Lynk".
When i was younger i believed that when you died your soul use to go into a monkeys body
I thought that rats were boys and mice were girls, and that colts were an entirely different animal from a horse. I also thought that parakeets and canaries were the same animal.
I thought Spongebob's parents were cookies (they looked a lot like it) and I wondered why two cookies could have a kid that was a Sponge.
I used to believe you could fly if you were sprinkled with the White powder on butterfly wings
When I was in the third-grade, my teacher told me that we were adopting a manatee. We had to donate a dollar so we could adopt her. I was so excited and waited every day for the tank to arrive. (I also imagined places in the classroom where we could put it.)At the end of the year I asked her why the tank still wasn't here, because she had told us that manatees need to live in water and swim around. Then she told me that we weren't actually getting a manatee and that we were just donating money to help her. I was very disappointed that day.
I used to believe when i lost a tooth, if i put this under my pillow, a mouse called Perez will take this in the night and it exchange this for money
But that belief changed when I grew up, because I realized that there was no mouse, but it was my parents who caught the tooth and gave me money.
This left me very sad but at the same time amused me to know how my parents tricked me
I would again ask a girl to find my parents and to get more money for my teeth.
I thought that if I left plastic Easter eggs out overnight, God would make them hatch into plastic dinosaurs. My parents may have encouraged this belief for a few weeks...
I used to believe that squirrels didn't used to bite
When the first MacDonnalds opened in Athens, Greece I was soooo excited!! I kept nagging my mum to go! She just couldn't understand why...until I asked if they had all the animals the song listed and how they would all fit in a building.....The song was obviously "Old McDonnald had a farm" ...bummer
As a young child I thought that sheep and poodles were the same animal.
Bats fascinated me when I was in kindergarten. Since the french word for bat is "Chauve-Souris" (Bald Mouse), I really thought bats were flying mice!
When I was around 4, I accidentally made a dot on the center of my forehead with marker. My older brother then said I was the "chosen one" and I was going to be sacrificed. I asked to who. Being on my aunt's farm, he looked around, pointed to a large brown and white goat and said," Him." For years after that I was terrified that goats were out to get me.
When my sister and I were little, my dad told us the cows on the hills were "Hill Cows" and that two of their legs were shorter than the other two so if they stood on flat ground they'd fall over.
when i was 2 or 3 believed that i had lots of animals in my tummy it made sense my mum had baby in hers.
We used to catch dogfish in the Great Lakes when I was a child. This old-timer fishing next to me one day said if I heard one bark, it meant I was going to die. I cut the line when a dogfish was on after that.
I used to believe that butterflies turned into moths at night and would turn back into a butterfly in the morning.
When I was a youngster, my grandfather told me that if a snapping turtle bites someone it would hold on and not let go until it thundered. I was an outdoors kid so I was always super careful when I saw and wanted to catch a snapper.
I used to believe that all swimming pools had trap doors to release sharks, like that Bond film. I persuaded myself that I was a prototype human, made by aliens/gods (presumably depending on how many additives I'd ingested). They had made me to check if humans were good or not before making any more. Everyone else on earth was a robot.
The aliens/gods had realised that we were no good from my example and the shark pool was their way of taking out the trash.