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when i was young my mum told me that if i watched too much television that my eyes would go square - after that i used to have nightmares about my eyes turning into squares - i never watched tv for longer than 10 mins at a time!

Sarah A
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i used to believe that people with blue eyes saw everything blue, people with green eyes saw things green......i have brown eyes. when i questioned my blue-eyed grandfather about this, he asked "do you see everything in brown?"

browneyed girl
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My mother told me that my eyes would become square with watching too much TV. Every night before I went to bed, I used to pull the skin round my eyes just to make sure they hadn't gone square.

Gillian
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When I was a little kid my sister told me that if someone had Pink Eye, if I looked at them then I would catch it. Well, I believed her and one day she had Pink Eye and I wouldn't look at her all day long.

Anon
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When i was little i thought that blind people just had there eyes glued shut. So i would walk around with my eyes closed and thought that people would think that i was blind.

Stephanie Schlosser
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When I was little, I was such a big cry baby and my cousins teased me a lot about this. One night, my cousin told me if I cried too much, I'd run out of water for my tears and cry blood instead, just like those statues of saints. I was terrified about this statement, and started crying. I ran to the mirror in my aunt's room, and I saw that my eyes were red!(I never noticed this before for some reason) I told myself to stop crying since blood would come out faster, but I'd cry even more.


It was a weird process, and I cried a lot that night. 0_0;;

Illy
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For the longest time, I used to believe an odd thing about sleep crusties (the bits of dead skin that build up in the corners of your eyes, yano)
I would tell myself every night, not to rub them out in the morning, because I believed that if you left it long enough, the crusties would build up in a mold of you eye. I thought it would be so cool to have a crusty mold of my eye (??). Of course, I was weak and never accomplished this feat ;)

Keiko
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my mom took me to the eye doctor for the first time when i was in 7th grade. my brothers were telling me scary stories about what happens while at the eye doctor. my one brother said they put 2 types of eye drops in your eyes, one thats really hot, and the other thats really cold. well, i imagined them putting the hot ones in my eyes first, and they would catch on fire, so then they would have to put the cold ones in to put out the flames. this would cause my eyes to become frozen, and in the process, my pupils would get different sizes from the scorching heat and ice cold sensations. to make it worse, i thought that when they give you those paper sunglasses to wear afterwards were to keep your frozen eyes from falling out, and to keep the scorching hot sun as far away as possible. The day before my doctor appointment, i cried for hours, terrified of what was going to happen to me. i still don't like going to the eye doctor to this day.

i can see clearly now the pain is gone...
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i used to believe that depending on your eye color, you saw things in a different tint... i asked my grandma what color she saw the sky and when it was the same i realized i was wrong.

Samantha
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One time when I was little I overhead my dad say, "eyelids are very delicate." For years after that, anytime I rubbed my eyes a bit harder than I intended, I would run to a mirror in make sure my eyelid hadn't ripped. I was terrified of it happening, because how could you possibly remedy a ripped eyelid? I doubt my father ever had any idea of all the trauma that simple statement inflicted on me.

poked in the eye
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I used to believe I had really good eyesight before I got glasses. I thought the blurry specs were bacteria. Oh, yes, when I was 8, I could see bacteria.

Anon
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When i was around five i was rubbing one of my eyes because i was tired and my friend told me if i did that my eye would fall out!! i believed her because her mom said it was true. I didnt rub my eyes for years...

Ty Brown
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When I was young my Mum started to collect all our waste foil up, when I asked why she said it was for the blind.

From that I guessed that Braille books were made out of recycled foil as it was easier to stamp the dots into foil than paper.

Richard Davies
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i used to believe that if i rolled my eyes while someone hit me on the back of the head, my eyes would stay that way. i tried like mad to get someone to hit me while i did that but no one would! i even tried to do it to myself, and when it didn't work i figured i wasn't hitting myself hard enough.

cindy w.
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i used to believe that the term "eye sockets" was literal -- and that eyes, by definition, plugged into your head like lamps plug into walls... i was always afraid that my eyes would pop out of my head and i wouldn't be able to plug them back in

laura
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Because my mom and dad once told me that while they were shopping (I was about five or so) a woman had her eyes literally pop out and that this would happen to anyone who had big eyes. After a while they told me that I had big eyes and I shouldn't open them too wide or they'd pop out. It went so far that I was scared my eyes would pop out whenever I had a headache or my eyes hurt. Now I know it's not true.... At least I hope it's not...

Suspicious Kid
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When I was little my mom told me that if I watch too much TV my eyes would get really big. Everytime I saw someone with big eyes, I would think that they watched a lot of TV.

Susan
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One night at this coffee house this woman made me beleive that if you crossed your eyes and hit your back that your eyes will be crossed forever.
She said when she was a little kid a friend of hers did it and her eyes were still crossed. I ws brave enough to try it because I usually had my eyes crossed anyway. I didn't become cross eyed but it felt kinda weird.

Zoe
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around the age of 5 or 6 i became paranoid about my eyes. i thought that if i ever touched them, even by accident, like rubbing an itch, than my eyes would fall into my head and i would never get them back.

Zo
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When i was very small i used to beleive that your eyelids would freeze if you let the wind get into them.

Wind girl
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