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I used to believe that the lobsters inside of Aquariums in supermarkets were bought by people and kept as pets.
I used to have a big rock that i thought was a triceratops egg, and i believed that if I sat on it long enough it would hatch.
When I was young, I thought chickens laid nuggets, just like they lay eggs. I was horrified when my cousin told me the truth.
i used to believe if a cow laughed, milk would come out from her nose!
My dad told me a haggis was an animal which lived in the Scottish mountains and 1 of its legs are shorter than the others so it could only run round in circles around the mountain which made them easy to catch. I believed this until I was about 14-15
Whenever one of my fish floated belly up to the top of the tank my dad would take it out. He told me that the fish were going to Dr. Fish-a-ma-jig. Not sure why I never realized that the doctor's office was actually located in the toilet.
When I was about 6 my brother found a large egg shaped rock he told me it was a dinosaur egg and that because I was a girl I could sit on it and it would hatch and I could have my own pet dinosaur. I spent all after noon sitting on the "egg" then brought it in the house sat on it at dinner, put it in my bed slept with it and brought it in to school and put it on my chair to sit on it there, at which point my teacher asked what I was doing. I enthusiastically explained when she told me it wasn't really an egg I got mad and threw it on the floor which broke it revealing it was actually a crystal I kept it and still have it.
I used to believe that waves were created by angry, hungry whales in the ocean. I made sand cupcakes and put them on a boogy board and let the waves wash them away. I thought that feeding the hungry whales would make them happier and then there wouldnt be any more waves.
When we were little and on a trip, my Dad would keep us quiet by telling us to look for "Spam animals". These were cute little fuzzy creatures with big eyes that lived on the top of hills and where spam meat came from. It would keep me, my sister and brother busy. Sometimes we even thought we spotted some.
When I was a kid I used to believe that sharks kill by slicing you with their dorsal fin. That was because of it's shape and the the way it looked as it slices through surface of the water. It didn't even occur to me then that they actually ate you.
When I was younger, I thought that the pieces of seaweed that washed up on the beach were shark guts. For years, I ran away whenever I saw them, and I wouldn't got in the water.
I used to believe that like chickens lay eggs, pigs laid sausages...
When I was little my sister told me salt was ground up dinosaur bones...I barley ate for a month...
At home when I was bored, my mother would tell me to go outside and lay on the ground because I might be able to see Pegasus, the mythological Greek flying horse. So I'd lay out in the yard all day looking up at the sky for Pegasus and being very quiet so not to scare him away. I just knew he'd fly by at any time.
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.
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...
Since there were meerkats, I thought there were meredogs too
My Dad told me that kangaroos keep their combs and wallets in their pouches (I believed this for years) and had a big argument with my teacher (aged 8) when she said that this was in fact a lie.
I used to go to gradeschool with a girl named Samantha. She would argue with me for hours on the fact that turkeys (and all birds) had four legs like "normal" animals such as birds and dogs. Her four-legged turkey drawings at Thanksgiving always deeply troubled me, even as a six year old.
When I was around 4 my sister told me the "truth" that my real parents were rabbits, and that my dad found me in the backyard whilst mowing the lawn. She said mom and dad only took me in because they felt bad about almost mowing me over. For years after I'd see a rabbit and wonder if it was a relative. Damn sister.