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When I was in infant school I had a friend named Robert whose mum was a nurse. Robert had a lot of bad habits so she used to tell him lies to make him stop. I distinctly remember him coming to school looking very worried, because he'd heard that if you did false burps then your chest would split open. To back up this lie his mum added that she'd just been treating a 75-year-old man who'd had to have surgery as a result of doing false burps. Everyone in the class believed it for ages.
When I was about eight I stayed up late to watch 'Frankenstein' on the BBC. What freaked me out the most was that every time the monster appeared, there was this quiet but persistent sound of a heart beating. Then I went to bed and of course couldn't sleep. Because I could hear my heart beating when I lay on my ear, I called out to my parents in panic "I can hear my heart beating!"
My dad, full of sympathy, said "I should bloody well hope so."
When I was little, I used to swing my hands behind me and clap. Except i used to think it was someone elses hands...
I was a tomboy, and when I was 4 or 5 I used to think that if I exercised enough and became strong, I would become a boy. Luckily I lost my desire to change sex before I could be disappointed by the lack of results...
When I was young I used to believe that when a person sneezed their soul left thier body and in that instance could become possessed by a demon. This I thought could only be prevented if someone said "bless you" immediately after the sneeze. I would become very worried if I sneezed while alone. I would say, "bless you, me; bless you me" over and over.
I was told that whenever people sneeze they miss a heart beat and if you miss a number of beats you will die. I freaked out and from then on started to hold sneezes by pulling a really ugly face. I still do that sometimes.
I used to think that if i didnt cough or sneeze when i needed to, it would backfire and explode inside my body, which would kill me. i made sure i coughed and sneezed when needed for the longest time, until i was 14 and realized it isnt possible.
My mom told me people say "Bless you" after you sneeze because your heart stops for a second. I thought that if nobody would ever say anything after I sneezed, I would die, so I would say it if nobody else would.
I use to believe, when i was 5, that if you laugh too much you had to drink orange juice or you would die (because my sister told me). Then one night my sister and I were laughing a lot because we kept on saying 'poo'. Then I remember what she told me and i went to drink some orange juice but we didn't have any. I almost cried. So i called my mum to ask where the oranges and the juicer was. She told me, then i made orange juice to drink and drank it. My sister just laughed at me.
Once when I was at a friend's house I started sneezing. I sneezed maybe 4 or 5 times in a row. My friend looked at me with a straight face and said, "you've just sneezed past the legal limit." I didn't believe him at first, but he persisted with saying, "No, for real. If you sneeze 5 or more times in a row that means something is wrong with you and you should see a doctor right away." I totally believed him, seeing as how I always sneezed at least 5 times in a row, and I always thought he was really smart.
I used to think that when my stomach made gurgling noises or rumbled it was two little uniformed pilots in a cockpit in my tummy talking to each other over a radio.
Another thing my mother told me: bugs are very found of using your ears as restrooms and when there is wax in your ears it is actually "bug potty," as she called it. My mother was very weird.
When I was little, my cousin told me that bogies were dead brain cells. I believed him until the day I repeated this amazing fact in front of my high school biology class, who never let me forget it.
I thought that hiccups made you grow. Every hiccup streached your body a little bit, that is why babies would get them more than adults.
I used to think that when you waved to say "hello", you had your hand wide and waved it from side to side (like normal waving) and to say goodbye, you had to have your fingers together and wave your hand up and down. I never really wondered what would happen if you didn't...
Once when I was little' I had my first dream. I ran into my mom's room shouting " Mommy, Mommy! When I closed my eyes I saw a story!" My mom didn't tell me about what this was until I was about 6.
For some reason I used to believe that if you HAD to swing your arms when you walk because if you didn't you would automatically stop...I spent a lot of time making sure my arms we're swinging, I was a warped little kid.
you know how if you lay a certain way on one side, you can hear your heart kind of beating. i used to think there were caterpillars in my ear and each beat was one step of one of the many caterpillar feet!
My dad always told me to never hold my sneeze and if I did, then my head will explode.
When i was little i would talk really fast so my parents would always say something like "breathe when you talk!" so i used to think that when i was talking i wasnt breathing and that i would die from not getting air...i was strange...