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I believed that if you hung upside down for 30 minutes or if you sneeze while hanging upside down then your head would explode
when i was little my older sisters would tell me that when you sneeze, that is your soul trying to escape. for a while i would always try and hold back my sneezes or do it very softly so my soul wouldn'know.
When I was little I used to believe that feelings were little people that lived in your shoulders, and that when someone "hurt your feelings," your shoulders would slump and the little people would cry.
I used to believe that small people lived inside my nose because in the morning it would whistle which i thought was them talking.
I used to think that kidneys were where babies ('kids') came from.
When I was little I asked my mom "How do hiccups work?" She said "It's your lungs expanding." I took this to mean "It's your lungs getting bigger." I thought that when you were hiccuping, it meant you were getting bigger.
I must have misheard some explanation of the human digestive process, for when I was four years old, I thought that two Indians (Native Americans now) sat inside me, sorting out the food I ate and extracting the nutrients.
My mother used to tell me that when you hiccuped, you grew. I was so small that I wouldn't let my hiccups quit so I would grow bigger, and eventually my stomach hurt so badly from the hiccups that I had to go home.
When i was litle i used to think i only had to breath when i wanted to.
Whenever somebody burped, I would suck in real deep to capture thier burp and then blow real hard in a different direction to get the burp away so I would'nt have to smell it. Pretty stupid, huh?
When I was very little, if ever I burped or farted or had snot running from my nose, my mother's reaction would be to say, "Charming" in a haughty voice. Being too young to understand sarcasm, I thought "charming" meant something like "really disgusting". So I was always really confused by stories with Prince Charming in them. I mean, why would Cinderella marry a guy who burped and farted all the time?
When I was about seven, I thought that whenever I was thinking about something I had to say 'cut' before I could move on to some other thought (like a director moving on to the next scene) My family thought I was weird because I said 'cut' all the time for no apparent reason.
As a VERY small child (probably no more than two), I was convinced that if I did not consciously breathe in and out every second that I would die. I don't know how long I thought this but I was quite relieved when I told my mom about it and she reminded me that when I went to sleep each night my body would breathe "on its own" and I hadn't died yet.
I used to believe that hiccups were an ingredient in fizzy drinks, so when I got hiccups I thought it was because I had swallowed a hiccup from the drink :)
While playing a game of Catergories one day ( you have catergories and a letter of alphabet and you had find something for each) I was sittting beside my mums friend who had a wierd sense of humour! One of the catergories was "Body Parts" and the letter was "T" - I was only 8 and couldn't come up with anything so my mums friend "helped" me!
Well at the end of the round we all had to call out what we had written down- it came to me and proudly said "testicals" of course the room erupted but then the helpful friend asked " Where are testicals Terri?"
You can imagine the laughter when i pointed to my throat!
When I was about 8, I used to believe that my right foot would get upset if I only washed my left foot so I would make sure both feet would get washed for the same amount of time and the same temperature of water.
Having heard in church that we are all made of dust, I thought that I could gain weight by rubbing dust onto myself.
I used to believe that when you had the hick-ups your heart grew...then one day in biology class someone had the hick-ups and the teacher asked us what happens then. I was so desperate to answer that he let me answer the question, when I said that your heart grows when you have the hick-ups the whole class started laughing. I still cant forgive my parents! Ps. I was in 8th grade at the time...
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.
I used to believe that when I changed the quality and characteristics of sounds I heard by clinching my teeth or covering my ears I was changing the sound for everyone. I always worried that if I did it too often or with too many people around someone would figure out it was me and I’d get in trouble.