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You know how some diseases are named after the person who discovered them? Well as a kid I thought the person INVENTED the disease and wondered what kind of person would create horrible diseases on purpose

Bootlebat
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I thought when you got food poisoning it might someone had put poison in your food

Bootlebat
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I thought there was a disease "Bigpox" that was like Smallpox only more horrible..

Xenomorph
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AIDS was a condition where all the aids (eg bandaids, medicine, things given to you by doctors to help you get better etc) no longer worked on you.

1980s child
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When i was younger my elder brother was scratching my hair ( i think it feels great ) and he apparently picked out a nit and dropped it in my ear then he said that its going to take over my brain i cried for ages thinking he was telling the truth. to this day im VERY cautious of my ears.

ear-cautious
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I used to believe that people got lead poisoning from being stabbed (accidentally) with pencils.

Anon
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When I was little, I didn't know that having butterflies in your stomach meant you were nervous. One morning I had a tummy ache, and told my mom I had butterflies in my stomach. My sister overheard, and thought I'd swallowed butterflies. My misunderstanding lasted until I was 8. My sister thought I was a butterfly murderer until she was 10.

Alex Hagen
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I had never heard of Chicken Pox when I got it as a kid. When the doctor told my mom, I started crying and told them, "I don't want to turn into a chicken!"

Sondra
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I always heard that people went to the hospital when they were sick or hurt, so I believed that hospitals were only for people who had a disease called "sick or hurt."

Emily
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I thought that poison looks like a green liquid like it does in cartoons. I wondered how you could poison someone's food without them knowing since wouldn't they see the green color?

Orbalisk
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When I was young I saw an anti drug commercial warning viewers about "sniffing". I thought this mean sniffing when you had a cold so I was always worried to "sniff" too much until I was about 15

Kelly
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When I had chicken pox my older brothers told me that I was getting them because of two guys inside me with hammers that were punching them out of my skin, and the only way to get rid of them was to let them punch me in the stomach...totally bought it.

Robb
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I used to believe that taking medicine when you weren't sick would make you sick (cold medicine would give you a cold, headache medicine would give you a headache, etc.) I didn't even like to touch the bottles for fear of getting sick.

Anon
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I used to believe that if you get sick and then die, that if you were sick, you were just a little bit dead.

Dawn
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I used to believe that frost bite was when arctic wolves came out in cold weather to bite off your fingers and toes.

Lexi
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My mother sewed clothes for my sister, so when the adults talked about getting stitched-up at the hospital, I envisioned some sort of large machine that you would be run under to get sewn back together.

Wayne
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when i was smaller my mom told me that if i walked around the house without shoes, little bugs would climb into me and make me sick

Anon
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That hospitals were like prisons, torture chambers, or worse. I based this on adults' reactions to news that someone was in the hospital.

Mashplum
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I used to believe that standing on my head while taking something to cure a headache would make it go away faster, because the medicine went straight to my brain

Matt
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Broken bones meant that your arm or leg was separated from your body.

Kelly Hanson
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