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I belived that unicorns where real :)
When my son was about 6 he loved to feel velvet. One day we went to a horse barn and he petted the horse's nose. He said, "it feels like velvet." I admit this is really bad. I told him, "Where do you think that they get velvet from? It comes from horse's noses."
I never really thought any more about it until he was traumatized in second grade by seeing his teacher wearing a black velvet pant suit and all he could think of was all the poor horses that had given their noses to make that dress.
Of course I apologized and feel horrible now. I never ever say things like that around the kids anymore.
I used to believe that dandelions could turn into lions and vice versa and that this was how zoos got lions. This was due to the old "King of the Jungle" and I thought lions could kills anything.
I used to believe that when toads got old they would turn into toadstools. Thanks a bunch to the show Toad Troop or something like that...
Up untill I was 13, I was convinced that a Haggis was a small, DVD box-sized sandy coloured creature with four legs native to Scotland. Its two left legs were shorter than its right, which made it run around the Scottish mountains in circles.
For those of you who don't know, a haggis is in fact a Scottish meat thing (that you eat)
When my dad was little his older siblings convinced him that there were flocks of flying turtles.
I thought that hippos were baby elephants
when i was little, i didn't understand about bulls, and mares; i thought that all cows were female and all horses were male, and that they somehow mated (which i also didn't "understand")
I always wondered why , if there were electric eels, why didn't everything in the ocean get shocked.
I always thought when I went to the ocean and didn't get shocked, I was just lucky.
When I was younger, my brother and sister convinced me chenille wool came from clams. I don't know how this came up, but I believed this until I was about 13. I would tell my teachers and friends, who all seemed to be very impressed with my knowledge of this fact. One day, while talking about animal rights, my brother and sister finally broke the truth to me...
when i was little i saw on the tv a turtle laying tiny eggs and to me these eggs looked like grapes, so i always thought grapes came from turtles. i was only corrected when one day i (feeling quite clever) told my mum that grapes came from turtles, "i saw it on the tv!"
When I was 4 or 5, my cousins had me absolutely convinced that if you touched a fish's eye with your finger, the eyeball would explode.
I used to believe the dolphins speak in spanish.
That Hamstere are, genetically speaking, miniature bears.
I used to believe lions were male and tigers were female.
i thought all animals other than lizards and fish were mammals. this was until like two years ago (i'm 18) and we did animal classification in a.p. biology.
If you step on a turtle it will not release you until it thunders.
When I was little, my dad would tell me all the sounds the animals would make. One day, I got a playset with African animals, and he picked up the zebra and told me that they said "zeeeeebra!" I believed this until I saw real zebras on TV.
When I was little I after watching a certain movie I thought elephants could really fly. Can you guess the movie?
When I was little my grandparents told me that cows get spots where the water, from their drinking ponds touch them. I actually belived this until about the age of 13. Needless to say I felt really stupid when I tried to tell a friend that and she just laughed at me. Now that I have my own kids I can't wait to pass on this little bit of knowledge to them. Hehe.