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When I was younger, I used to believe people couldn't hear you humming, until in the second grade I got scolded at for humming.
When i was little i thought that the soul was a physical part of your body that looked like shell pasta
I used to think that everyone had a ball of hair wound tight inside their head. The ball would unwind and our hair would grow, but when there was no more ball of hair, you went bald. Everyone had different size balls of hair in their cranium and depending on how big your ball was, determined how long until you went bald.
I once asked my father why people yawn. He replied that it was "your body telling you to find shelter." I believed him for years.
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.