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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.
I used to believe that when you broke an arm or leg, the limb was amputated for repair and returned weeks and weeks later. When I was in kindergarten, a girl broke her arm and I never saw it because it was in a sling hidden under a sweater. Imagine my panic when, a year later in the first grade, I was being taken to the hospital for treatment of a broken leg.
When I was younger my mom used to look behind my ears and say " oh my gosh you have potatoes growing behind there." I literally thought I had little potatoes growing behind my ears up until I was about 9 when she told me it was actually dirt.
When I first heard of the adrenaline gland I thought it they were saying "a gremlin gland" and I thought it was called that because it makes you feel weird like a mischevious little gremlin!
I used to think when I was clumsy it was because one leg was longer than the other because I was growing. Thanks Dad!
I thought each of your internal organs was a different color. Only ones I remember are the spleen which I thought was green, the pancreas which I thought was pink, and the liver which I thought was brown!
I thought your loins were kidneys, and nobody corrected me until I was a teenager
When I was a kid I thought babies where made when people hold hands and kissed nude...
When I was a child I always thought that bar codes were made of fingernails and that the government collected everyone's fingernails to make them. I was always afraid that if my hand fell under a laser at the grocery store that the government would track me down and force me to tell them how I knew the barcodes were made of fingernails.
As a child I made lots of goofy faces and my mom (entire family, really) used to tell me that my face would stick that way if I kept doing it. Same goes for crossing my eyes. If I kept them crossed for too long, they were bound to stay that way forever. I believed this wholeheartedly.