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When I was about 4 or 5, I used to believe that instead of bones, we had metal pipes.
When I was a child, I used to believe that armpits were private parts
My younger brother used to believe that the only reason I had braces was to keep my teeth from falling out of my mouth.
when i was young and one of my teeth where lose i was horrified by the idea that i could swallow my tooth while i slept at night, and i was positive that i would unless i hung my head downward over the side of the bed so it would fall on the floor. but between the boogeyman under my bed and swallowing my tooth i slept very uncomfortable night between hiding under my blankets and hanging my head downwards as best i could.
This is not my belief, but a boy at my school told me he hadn't found out that girls have nipples until only a couple of years a ago (he was about 14?). He thought only men had nipples, not women. I wonder how he couldn't have known!? And for so long!
Up until i was about 8, I thought that your heart was like a locket and you had pictures of the people you love in it. My mom thinks its adorable.
when I was 4 my parents and I were watching a movie and the guy in the movie said something about tits so I asked mom what a tit was and she told me "the brown parts on a girls chest 'and I thought actuall brown spot all over my stomach and chest and I was oh no I dont have tits and I begged mom to take me to the dr cause I though something was wrong with me haha
When I was a child. I used to believe that there were little elves (like the Keebler elves) that operated my body. And when I was sick, it was because the elves were fighting.
I thought for a long time that it was against the rules to put your face in your hands until you were 10 years old.
When my sister was small, she saw my mother take out her dentures, and tried to take her own teeth out. When they wouldn't come out, she was upset because hers were"nailed on" - she believed she was the only one whose teeth didn't come out on command!
when I was little I thought that if you cut a person in half, it would be red meat, bone and flies.
I used to believe that my sister unscrewed her head to get her necklace off!
I used to think you only had a limited supply of blood and it would freak me out when people told me they would donate blood. When someone would donate over and over again I would think that they were going to die soon because they were going to run out. I thought this because I would watch the news and hear of people dying of blood loss. So in my head 1 + 1 = 1.9.
My grandfather was missing a finger, and he would often tell me that I bit it off as a child. I believed this for years.
One of my uncles was born with the first two fingers on his left hand fused together. When my cousins and my sister and I were children, he would tell us that they got that way because when he husked corn on the cob, a piece of the "silk" had gotten stuck between his fingers. Even now, some fifty years later, I think of that EVERY time I husk corn on the cob.
When I was 3, my older brother told me that if I made a face then someone slapped me in the back I would be stuck with that face for the rest of my life. Of course, it didn't work if someone tripped you right after you were slapped in the back.
once when I was at the store with my dad and grandpa, I remember my grandpa buying a special toothbrush for his "false teeth". For whatever reason I interpreted "false" to mean "imaginary" and wondered why my grandfather needed a special toothbrush for his pretend teeth.
i used to believe that the vacuum cleaner would cut off my toes, and run away from my parents whenever they would vacuum the floor. i am still uncomfortable when someone is vacuuming close to my feet
When I was a little kid and fell down and skin my knee, I used to think I was skinning my kidney.
When I was a little girl I always wanted large breasts like my mom. My dad told me one day that if I blew hard on each thumb that they would blow up to be the size of my mom's one day. My parents would catch me in the car at friends houses everywhere blowing on my thumbs so I could catch up to my mom.