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Ok this isn't mine... my sister used to believe that a tornado was a giant potato that came out of the ground. She thought that it would rumble out of the ground and roll over all the houses and things. She was always so scared when someone said that a tornado was coming. She would ask why everyone didn't just stop growing potatoes so then we wouldn't have the problem and no one had any idea what she was talking about. I guess potato and tornado sound the same. LOL
When my son was about 4 a tornado hit our area. He said, "Mom, I know why it's called a 'tornado'--- because it 'tore' everything up!"
When I was little I used to believe tornadoes formed from those smokestacks at factories. Whenever I rode by them I'd always look away because I was afraid of tornadoes.
When I was younger, my father told be about Tornados. Well, I was scared out of my freakin' mind when I found out that something could just rush by at any given minute destroying everything in its path!
That night, I filled my suitcases--many of which said 'Going to Grandmas!' on them (does anyone else remember those?)--with everything: money, pictures, stuffed animals, clothes, whatever.
I fell asleep that night holding the handles to about four suitcases, ready to spring into action in case a tornado came tearing through the house.
The next morning, I woke up and found all my suitcases on the floor.
When I was a kid my mom told me that tornados didn't come at night in the dark. I suppose it was the best way to get me to go to bed during tornado season!
I used to think that tornadoes were tomatoes. and when we were in a tornado warning I thoiught we were in a tomato warning and I was very scared. I thought the tomatoes were going to smash up our whole house like a tornado would.
As a child I once went to Atlantic City with my parents. I didn't speak English very well back then but I liked to watch the news with them at night. The news were constantly referring to this Bob Hurricane, whom I assumed was the U.S.'most famous reporter. I was quite annoyed that they were always talking about that guy. The next day, the hurricane arrived and I understood at last :)
i used to think that if a person put their finger on a globe a huge finger would come down ansd like smush everything... fina;;y i got up the courage to put my finger down and wher i was living when nothing happened i stoped beleiving it!
I used to belive that if a cloud hit the ground a tornado would appear in the size of that cloud.
i was terrified to see one from far away thinking it was going to hit the ground!
I used to think that a tornado was a tomato and lots of tomato juice would got flying around.
i used to believe that an earthquakes' epicentre was where traumatised earthquake victims went after they had suffered an "eppy".
I used to beleive that earthquakes were monsters like spiders who lived under the ground and the hills were the bends in their legs
Just last year while my sister was in her 20's i got her to believe that there was an astriod that will hit the earth in less then a year that will be the size of Africa. She was so scared i told her it was bigger then the one that hit billions of years ago that killed off all the dinesoar
It'd not MY fear, but my moms.She told me when people said a "tornado" was comeing she thought the Hamburgler would come and kidnap her!!
When I read the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy's house was in where the North and South winds meet, making her safe. I asked my Mom if our house was where the North and South winds meet.
When I was less than six months old, there was a very powerful tornado that passed within a mile of my house. my mom told me that she had to hide with me under the dining room table. Since then i've had a very bad almost phobic fear of tornadoes. Until i got my facts straight i thought they could just pop up and kill me if i went outside in the dark. i also thought one lived in my bedroom corner and another under my bed. seeing the movie twister when i was 7 did not help and to this day i freak out completely when a bad storm comes.
I used to believe that when someone said a tornado hit somewhere, I thought it meant that there were huge tomatoes that hit the city.
When i heard the word "tornado" i thought that people were saying "tomatoe" and when i saw houses flattened by "tomatoes" i thought that big pieces of tomatoes dropped down on peoples houses.
When I was about three or four, we had a summer of very severe thunderstorms, with hail, several tornados and other things. My mother would send us all down to the basement if a cloud so much as looked like a funnel, and I got the idea that this was because a tornado would knock on your front door, and if you answered it, then it would blow your house away.
Obviously we were hiding in the basement so that the tornado wouldn't think we were home.
I used to believe that tornados were the giant killer tomatoes from the movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" and whenever we had a tornado warning I would run through the house screaming "The tomatoes are commin', the tomatoes are commin'"