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I used to believe that fireflies went to sleep for the night as soon as it got dark. Or at least that's what I was told, probably so I would go inside. It wasn't until my 20's when I was hiking with some friends at night and saw fireflies that I expressed out loud, 'Wow, I can't believe these guys are out so late.' It got quiet and at that point I realized...
I used to believe that starfish have two arms and two legs and that the other branch is the head. I blame Spongebob.
Sometimes, when me and my family would go camping, we would bring along Nutter Butters, as they were my favorite treat at the time. One time, I think it was on the way back from the trip, I got full and said I couldn't eat anymore of the Nutter Butters. My dad, who was driving, then told me to give the remaining ones to him so he could feed them to the "pink elephants" we were going to pass by, but that if I watched I would scare them away. Little did I know that when I looked away, my dad just ate the cookies himself.
I thought cows and bulls were a separate species, which is understandable. You cannot blame me. You can only call nature ridiculous for making cows female and bulls male.
I used to think that you could become crabby after you got pinched by a crab. I was afraid to go to the beach because I didn't want to become crabby.
I used to think that cows could jump over the moon because of the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle. I wanted to be a cow so badly so I could jump over the moon like in the song!
I thought chocolate milk came from brown cows.
I used to think that birds were the only type of animal to lay eggs and that people, cows, and goats were the only animals that made milk. I didn't know much as a little kid.
I used to think that you could catch a bird by putting salt on its tail.
That if a pig loses its voice, it's disgruntled.
I used to believe that playing the flute or whistle at night would attract snakes to my house.
My mom thought dinosaurs were only make-believe and never existed because of the cartoon Land of the Lost. It was like girls and unicorns and boys and dinosaurs.
I used to think that chocolate milk came from brown cows.
I used to believe that if you cut off a rabbit's ears, it would grow back new ears
I used to think there were polar bears in poland when I was 6
I used to believe a gnat was an animal similar to a goat, probably because of the similarity in their names when written out.
My Sister Cindy Once Believed That If She Kissed A Frog She Would Turn Into A Frog Too!
I Told Her That Will Never Work
I used to think the smoke detector went off when there weren't enough "smoke-peckers" around. They were little mosquito-like bugs who lived in every house and pecked away all the smoke before the "beeper" could go off. I was friends with the one at my house. He had a baby sister and he didn't like getting wet in the bath.
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".