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When I was little, my cousin told me my moles on my skin would eventually turn into actual moles that would claw out of my skin. I was afraid of my own moles for the longest time!
As a kid I used to believe when a body part fell asleep it was growing. It took me a while to realize that if that were true I would be something like 10 feet tall.
When I was younger, I was told I had a long tongue a lot. One day, I accidentally touched my uvula with my tongue. I actually convinced myself that I had just licked my brain, because that is one of the few body parts inside of me that I had heard about because I was only in preschool. One day, I was at some local store, and I told my mom, "Mom, I just licked my brain!" My mom responded "That is impossible darling." She made me really sad because I thought I could do something no one else could do. But I would not let her stop me from being unique! It was one day that I wanted to see myself lick my brain in front of the mirror that I learned my mom was right.
Until I was about 4, I believed that those biceps grown-ups talked about where placed on the elbow, and that that was the only measurment of how strong a person was. I dreamt of having huge, long elbows when I grew up.
I used to believe that when people broke bones, doctors would give them a new part of the body they broke.
I was scared of ever getting braces because I thought that the orthodontist would actually drill holes straight through your teeth to put them in, and that it would be extremely painful. Not until I was told I would need braces, at the age of 15, did I look it up and realize that the brackets were actually glued to your teeth and there was no invasive surgery involved!
I used to believe that circuncision was a natural process and that the foreskin fell off during puberty.
I thought that big people are necessarily smarter because there brains would be bigger
I used to believe that my leg has only one bone
I use to believe that being brainwashed meant that someone actually took out your brain, washed it with a sponge and soap and water, then put it back in and sewed you up.
When I was 6,my best guy friend told me if I leaned forward my heart would fall out of my chest.I was horrified,I've never had straighter posture since
When I was about 3 years old I walked into my parents bedroom to find the bed unmade and my mom just about to start making it. I saw there were lumps toward the bottom half on the side my dad slept on. I was so scared because my dad was at work. I cried to my mom, "daddy left his legs at home." I did not believe her when she said it was pillows under the comforter until she showed me.
Once a boy in one of my classes, aged FIFTEEN, thought that the baby's umbilical cord was attached to the mother's bellybutton on the inside. Unluckily for him, he openly spoke about this in front of the whole class. He sure was embarassed when the rest of us and the teacher corrected him, and laughed for quite a while.
When I was little, my Mom told me that girls don't have penises. Appalled at this, I told her we should go to the store and buy her one.
I used to believe that if you got hit in the head on your temples, that you would die in 5 minutes. No matter how soft the blow was. I always got really scared when i would accidentally hit my head there.
I used to believe that broken limbs were contageous - like if I were to touch someone with a broken leg, my leg would break. I avoided people with casts on until I was about 7 or 8 and realized how silly that was. I've still never broken a bone, however...
I used to believe that after a person had surgery the surgeon would run them under a giant sewing machine to stich them together again
When my sister and I were little and would get knee scraps my dad would clean the wounds and would put Monkey Blood on it to make it feel better and heal faster. He said monkey blood was the best because it would stay on until it was done healing. It was year later that I found out it was actually iodine.
I used to think that "tissues" in the body were like kleenexes and imagined the inside of my body stuffed with different types and colors of kleenex tissues and tissue paper.
I used to beleive that when women were breast feeding their babies, the babies were in fact blowing air into their mother s breasts, I was kind of disgusted how can a woman use her baby to make her breast bigger.