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i used to believe girls had penises.
when i was younger, in all the gushers commercials when the kids ate gushers, their head would turn into an orange/watermelon etc. but the commercials were like that for years . so up until i was 9 i refused to eat gushers because i was afraid that if i did my head would turn into a gigantic piece of fruit and i wouldn't be able to turn it back
When I was young (like 3 & 4 yrs old) and would have ear infections, my mom would take me to the doctor...the doctor would confirm that, yes, I did have an ear infection, and that it was because Bert and Ernie (from Sesame Street) were in there airing their dirty socks. I truly believed that Bert and Ernie did their laundry in my head. I'm not sure how long it took me to realize it wasn't true...
i used to believe that testacles were tentacles (what is it with little kids and hearing things wrong. they should be given dictionaries - seriously)
i thought that guys must have a lot of trouble fitting their tentacles into their undies.
it would definitely have explained the bulge that most guys seem to have.
When i was young, up to the age of about 8 or so, i misheard when people said taste buds and thought that they were actually called taste 'bugs'. I thought that we all had these black beetles crawling around inside our tongues, tasting the food we ate and sending messages to our body saying whether the food was yummy or gross.
I would sometimes squeeze my tongue and thought i could feel them in there.
Once when i was looking at my tongue in the mirror and i saw all these little red dots on top of it (REAL taste buds) i thought i had a disease!
i asked my older sister and she told me it wasn't a disease because she had the same thing. I was like,
"We've both got the tongue disease! we'll have to keep our mouths closed forever so no one else gets it."
I was hysterical until she explained to my poor, uninformed mind all about taste 'buds'.
For some reason, I used to think that porcelin and teeth were the same material. I wondered how they ever got enough teeth together to make a toilet.
I used to believe that when the school nurse checked us all for head lice, I thought they were saying they wanted to check us for "Head-Lights" After that, I really wanted to stick around and see if they found the freak kid with a couple of built-in fog lamps stowed away or something.
When I was 2 my younger brother was born. I remember waiting for his penis to fall off like his umbilical cord (after all mine did, RIGHT?). I even remember explaining to our babysitter that his umbilical cord fell off, so his penis needed to fall off too! How she managed to continue changing his diaper and not fall on the ground laughing, I'll never know.
When I was 8 or so, I found this thing of dental temporary filling material in my paren'ts bathroom. But it just said filling material. There was a white, clay like material inside. So I thought areas of your body you rubbrd it on would get bigger. I rubbed it all over my breasts. Then, when I was about 12, I saw my dad putting it in his tooth and realized all at once that there was a misunderstanding.
as a child i would always see my mother put on chapstick.one day i asked why she did that. she said it was to fix her lips when they were chapped, hence the name. so i then asumed that chapstick was someone else's lips liquified and put into those little tubes. she never quite understood why i refused to use it after that day.
I used to bite my nails a lot when I was young. Well, I still do.
But my aunt once scared the shit out of me by telling me that one day a huge tree will grow out of my mouth which would have nails dangling to it instead of fruits.
I used to cry day and night.
But I still couldn't stop biting my nails.
It's addictive, you know.
When i was about 4 I used to believe that boys testicles were actually 2 marbles covered in skin. I beleived this because a male friend had told me that this was what they were.
I used to be afraid of moving my wrists incase i snapped my veins and bled to death.
when i was little i asked my mom when my penis would grow. (I am a girl) I thought i would have a penis when I was bigger. Just like my big brother.
I used to think that your knee cap was called your knee ball.
When I was little my dad said that your ribs protect your heart. I thought this meant that if you touched your heart you would die instantly. So I found out my freshman year of highschool thats not true. I always wondered how they did open heart surgery
Whenever i had an earache when i was little and i could hear my heart beat in my ears fairly loudly, i believed there was a tiny marching band marching up and down my bones. i was so mad at them because i couldnt get to sleep. i also drew a picture of what i believed they looked like and gave it to my mom, seeing as she couldnt comprehend what was going on inside me.
I used to believe that when you lost a tooth, if you didn't feel around in the empty spot with your tongue, when the tooth grew back it would be gold or silver.
When I was smaller (maybe about eight) I used to believe that if I neglected one side of my body it would cease to work/hate me. Everything I did with my right hand, I would have to repeat with my left, if I kicked a door by accident the opposite foot would have to do the same. Occassionally I would just stand there doing various things with opposing hands for ages because I'd lost count. Weirdly, if I didn't do it, I got an odd burning sensation in the 'neglected' body part. I was a weird kid.
When I was younger - 5 or 6 - and I would feel the back of my neck, I used to think M&Ms were in there (instead of my spinal column).