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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.
When I first learned it was rude to stick up your middle finger at someone I thought it applied even if you are counting with you fingers so for a long time I wouldn't count on my fingers in public for fear someone might think I was giving them the finger!
I used to believe that my heart (everyone's heart for that matter) was in the shape of a heart and swung on a chain like a pendulum. I thought a heartbeat was it tick-tocking like a clock. This made me a bit uneasy when I did summersaults or was otherwise upside down.
My parents told me when I was little that the little bumps you get on your tongue that sorta hurt were called "lie bumps" so if I got one, it meant that I told a lie. I believed this up until I was in high school....kinda not really thinking about what I was actually believing. I still call them lie bumps when I get them.
When I was six or seven I was led to believe that if I were to swallow my baby teeth they would start to grow on my bum.
I used to have weird ideas about anatomy. I used to think mums corns on her feet were actually pieces of sweetcorn she had eaten and they had travelled to her toes and got stuck. I also used to think that your bladder and bowel were a small ladder and desert bowl floating around in your tummy, I always imagined the bowl as pretty fine china. Finally I though that when I bled from a cut I was draining from the head down and by the time I was 10 by brain would be dry.
When I was 5 years I came to the conclusion that
when i was married and had a bit thirsty i could take i little of milk from my wife's breast
I used to think that my body was hallow and tiny people were living in it.
When I was little, my mother told us that ear wax was duck poop. Every time she cleaned mine and my brothers' ears, she would quack. Whoever had the most "duck poop" got the loudest quack. We were always competeing and trying to make more duck poop in our ears.
When I was younger my mum told me that cavities in your teeth are caused by small worms burrowing and living in the tooth! I believed this till I was about 12!
I remember when I was 5, I had lost my first tooth. So, as a very curious child would, I asked my mother what the tooth fairy does with the teeth she takes. "i dont know!" A few weeks later, I was watching t.v, and an old man's dentures fell out. I asked my mom why his teeth fell out, and she said they were fake teeth made by a company for old people. I asked what they were made out of, and she said she didn't know.... So, naturally, I thought that's what the tooth fairy did with all the teeth[she made dentures!!!]
When I was about 13, I had heard that an original champagne glass was modelled on Marie Antoinette's breast. I was familiar with the long thin champagne flutes to be the original champagne glasses and it wasn't until I was the age of about 18 that I realised the original champagne glasses were wider and shallower. For all that time I thought that Marie Antoinette had really long thin boobs!