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For a large part of my childhood, my family had me believing that I had a freckle that would apper on my nose when I blinked.
My mom told me and my brother that if we sniffed instead of blow our noses that our heads would explode. I believed it for a long time and would always freak out when my friends would sniff. I was so scared they're heads would explode
My uncle likes to dry his body with a hair dryer. When he was little, my cousin thought that was what hair dryers were for until he saw his mom using one.
When I was in elementary school, I believed my heart moved across my chest throughout the day.
I used to think that at the age of 13 or 14 your thumb became detachable.
I thought little green men lived in your body and controlled you from the inside like a machine.
My dad told me once when i was young that when i had an earache it was because i had a potato in my ear, so for years after that i walked around trying to dig the potato out that i never managed to get when it was sore
When I was seven I asked my mom what was a migraine. She replied that it was "the mother of all headaches". So for several years after that, I thought a migraine was something you got when your mother had a headache.
As a child I like to drink dill pickle juice. My mother not knowing if this was good for me told me that if I drank to much of it would turn my blood into water. I would drink some and then look at my veins. Seeing they were still blue and would say to myself, "OK I can still drink some more, so I did."
I used to not know that it was possible to breathe out of your nose until I was around 5, and I always thought my brother was just holding his breath for a really long time when he had his mouth closed.
I used to always get the hiccups from laughing too much, so I thought they were caused by smiling. So, logically, I thought the way to get rid of them was to frown a lot. Problem was, hiccupping makes me giggle, so I would physically use my fingers to hold the corners of my mouth down as I tried to rid myself of those pesky giggling hiccups.
When I was little I use to think we had tiny jelly bean men in our bodies that controlled our movements and lives.
I used to think that if I made a silly face, it would stick that way.
When I was young, I used to believe that if you drank gatorade, you'd sweat in colour.
Up until I was about eight years old, to get me to bathe thoroughly, my mom would often tell me that if I didn't clean my bottom good enough that I would develop worms inside my bum. Said worms would then slither out of my bum late at night. I made sure to keep my privates as clean as possible.
I visited a family friends farm every primary school holidays and one of their older son's told me that if I jumped in cow paddies I would grow to be really tall. Sorry to say...it didn't work. I'm now 40 and just the average 5"2.
as a kid my mom used to tell me that if I didn't take a bath/shower, spiders would start living in my hair. I don't think i ever really believed it, but i always ended up bathing after she told me.
I used to believe that if you held your nose to hold back a sneeze for a certain amount of times over and over again, your brain would pop.
I used to believe that I would never get married because I snored. I thought that no boy would ever like a girl that snored.
My husband snores way worse than me!
When I was little, I used to believe that snot was brain juice.