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My wife has an Uncle Bill who used to own a couple bakeries. As a child Uncle Bill lost a portion of his middle finger in a farming accident. My wife along with her bother, sisters and numerous cousins believed for years his explanation as to the shortened finger. He told them that it was wore down from punching all the holes in the donuts.
When I was young I looked at womens feet in high heels and assumed that all women had large pointy appendiges in their heals. So one night after some social outing with the family that required high heeled shoes, we were at home and i saw my mother take off her footwear. To my utter horror and dismay, she had no pointy-thing on her foot. i thought my mother was a mutant and shunned her for days.
When I was about six, I was convinced that people were made out of rubber. I remember sitting on the monkeybars with my best friend, who was very afraid of falling. I told her she was stupid to be afraid, and pushed her off to show her it wouldn't hurt.
Much to my suprise, she didn't bounce!
A friend of mine in grade school who was 1/4 Native American thought that meant a measurable portion of her body--she believed she was "Indian up to her knees."
I used to think that bodily tissues were kleenex sheets that grew in certain parts of your body.
When I was around four, my mom overheard my little brother ask me "What is the difference between boys and girls." I told him I would show him. My mom trailed nervously behind US as I lead him to a mirror. Imagine her relief when I answered "Girls have barrettes in their hair."
My friend Becca believed that if you held your breath for long enough, the pores on your forehead opened up to allow you to breathe - she nearly passed out!
i used to believe that when u lost ur teeth the toothfairy would come...like any other kid belived...but then i thought that the tooth fairy would put all your teeth in a statue with no teeth, and when the statue was full of teeth, a baby would be born with your teeth!
As we all know, placing a Sea Shell to your ear allows your to hear the sound of the sea. Following the explanation to me of the phrase "I need a word in your shell-like"; which means a word in your ear, I believed you could listen to someone's inner monologue by placing your ear to theirs. Apparently I became quite a pest trying to do this whenever I didn't understand what was going on.
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
I used to believe that my sister unscrewed her head to get her necklace off!
When I was a little girl, I used to believe we had to run to be rich but as result I got exercises to develop my thigh muscles and not to make money.
I used to believe that if you put cow poo on your face, it would get rid of my freckles.
My girlfriend used to think her "feelings" were in her ankle, or somewhere around there. So whenever someone hurt her feelings she'd rub her ankles.
WHen I was a kid, I used to talk to my hands, making them talk to me. I had this whole society of people, I talked more to this guy that was very popular, everyone liked him and he had all the girls....
I used to think that the butt was like two big water bags, especially my mother's. It seemed to move like my water balloons, like all over the place.
I never knew that the tooth grew back after you lost it, so I always was so scared when I got my first loose tooth and I always tried to put them back in..until the age of maybe about 10.
When i was 5, i went to the dentist and they found 2 cavaties and i had to get caps...i was clueless what they were but i imagined those plastic soda bottle caps on my teeth and thought how uncomfortable that would be!
When I was little and my mum used to take me to see the Chinese New Year parades, I used to think that the people in the dragon costumes had no upper part to their body, as all you could see were their legs dancing. Therefore if you removed the costume you'd find a dozen pairs of legs with no bodies.
When I heard the term "broken heart", I thought the heart was literaly brocken or cracked. I thought if I fell out of a tree, I might break my heart. (like break my arm or leg). A conversation could go like this: "He fell out of a second-story window and broke his heart."