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I used to bilieve that if you yawned with your eyes closed that you would fall asleep.
I used to believe that if I didn't think about something for long enough I would forget it.
My friend Jane told me in graphic biological detail how babies are made. I was 9, I knew she hadn't made it up because no-one could have an imagination that wild! I felt a little sullied by knowing and tried not to think about it so that I would forget it. Guess what? it didn't work. But as I get older, I'm 43 now, I find I don't have to try so hard, somedays I could forget my name.
When we were about 6 and 8, my sister and I discovered that we could burp when we drank cola. We though it was realy funny and kept on doing it all the time. My mother began to be upset and told us that we should stop doing that because it would disform our stomach. We didn't bother 'til she told us that disform stomach coudn't digest chocolate and sweet pastries.
up until i think 6th grade, i used to think that every time a person spit, they lost a bunch of tastebuds, and so that is why grown men (who in my small town, i often saw spitting) always ate so much... because they had tasting troubles!
When i was really young, i remember thinking how people breathed when they were kissing. that's because i thought kissing entailed suction (like hoovering) of air and saliva from the other person's mouth continuously!
when i was little, i used to believe that the boy i liked was not really a person.i thought he was not like us, he doesn't pee or sleep...gosh...i was so silly!!!!
When I was about 8 my older brother [17 at the time] told me that he could shut off his hearing..I belived him and spent hours trying to figure out how!! As a mom now, I tricked my 10 year old into believing it to..for hours she tried turning it off,by feeling for the buttons inside your ears....
I used to believe (and I'm dead serious when I say this) that your armpits would bleed the day you became a woman. Every morning before I would go to school. I would check my armpits to see if they were bleeding, and I would be so paranoid sitting in class thinking 'What if I start bleeding?!'
When I was a young boy I thought when we cried or when we laughed we won or we lost one minute of our life.
When I was little, I used to believe that as a baby I saw black and white
i used to believe that if you laughed too hard you would run out of air and die and that's why you were out of breath after laughing very hard. you had just had a near death experience!
Lol, I have no idea why, but when I was like 9, I used to beleive that you "took a picture" everytime you blinked and that when you died and went to Heaven, you got to see the "pictures" of your life! I got a lot of strange looks directed at me when I was in public and rapidly blinking, but sometimes I would try not to blink to often so that I wouldn't have to look at boring pictures when I died lol :P
This year in school, we were in Applied Biology, im in 10th grade and this freshmen girl is in there (quite the blonde) and and we were talking about sweating and she just blurted out " dont you pee when you sweat??"
everyone laughed at her forever after that.
I went through a phase when I believed that my mother might break into a million tiny pieces if I hugged her too tightly. I was terrified of bedtime because she always wanted me to give her a really big hug goodnight.
i used to believe that if u cried. or started getting emotional u were broken and that u couldn't be fixed. i didn't understand those were emotions.
I thought that bow legged people walked funny - so I would practice walking with "one foot in front of the other" like the Christmas song from "The Christmas that almost wasn't" so I wouldn't walk bowlegged. Now men comment on the way I walk - I have a swish ....
I thought you could make candles out of earwax. It made sense. They were made out of parafin wax and beeswax, so why not earwax?
when i was 7yrs old, my reading book, led me to believe.....
if u sneezed & nobody said "god bless you"....
your soul escaped....
i was obsessed by this....
i used to believe machines in our heads controlled us with little people making our every move .. i even named some.
This is a very strange one, I will be surprised and somewhat relieved if anyone else believed this.
In elementary school I thought that people's spit had a specific smell and that if I drank from the same cup or if someone accidentally spit on me while talking my spit would smell like theirs.