I thought "catkin" meant "little cat".
I thought that grass seed had magical powers and would sprinkle it on things to make things happen. When it didn't, I got confused.
I thought if you sneezed on poison ivy then you will get a rash all over your body
When i was child, i used to believe that large rocks were the parents of small rock.
I used to be scared to climb trees because my parents told me that trees eat people that climb up in them, my parents only told me that so I wouldn't do crazy things and get hurt, but i got scared of trees for a long time!
I USE TO BELIEF THAT SOME PLANTS MOVE THEIR LEAVES(MOSTLY PLANTS AT MOUNTAINS OR HILLS) TO BLEW AIR THAT AIR MAKES OTHER PLANTS TO MOVE THEIR LEAVES AND BLEW WIND THIS IS THE REASON WHY PLANTS MOVE AT A TIME WHILE WIND IS COMING
When I was a child I used to believe that the the babies were born from the seeds.
I used to think that poison ivy was a myth and it wasn't real, until i touched poison ivy while at the park and i got a rash. I then learned the truth!
I had a friend who knew a woman who had been a Hippy.She told him ( and he believed it) that during the sixties people put dirt in their ears and planted beans so they could grow "natural wreaths" around their heads.I couldn't believe he bought it!
After Watching The Kate And Min Min Epsiode Named Small Wonders Where Kate And Min Min Shrunk After Touching The Shrinking Violets. My Sister Caroline Believed That If Touched The Shrinking Violet She Would Shrink. I Told Her It Not Real.
I never knew that the yellow dandelion and the white one with all of the fluffy seeds were the same plant. I was about ten, and I wanted to make dandelion salad like from the Hunger Games, but my mom said that the fertilizer wouldn't be a good thing. So, she suggested blowing the seeds and growing that. Waaaaaaait a minute... What?
I used to think heirloom plants grew antiques
I used to believe that each continent was a planet so you'd have to go into space to travel from one continent to another.
As a child there was a Muller corner advert on the UK television in which a pretty woman picked a yogurt pot from her own yogurt tree before she ate it. I'm unsure how I got the idea that this was fact, but on a few occasions my parents allowed me to bury my empty yogurt pots in our back garden due to my childish desire to grow my own yogurt tree... Biggest disappointment of my childhood
Whenever I was told paper was made from trees, I thought it was made with the leaves and not the wood. I agreed with the whole Save Trees! philosophy, but I secretly thought "What's the big deal, if leaves grow back anyways?"
It was until I was like 12 I understood paper was made with wood.
This story is actually two of my mom's childhood beliefs. When she was about 6 her parents decided to give her her very own plant to take care of (still too young for her own pet). They said that adding a little sugar water to the pot would help it grow, and so she concluded that meant all seasonings would help it. For a little while she sprinkled sugar, salt, and pepper in her plant - which of course killed it. For many years afterward she was convinced that she could never have a plant again because it would "know" what happened to the last one and die as punishment. To this day, she really does still have a "black thumb" and is terrible with plants.
I used to believe trees could feel and had feelings. I thought when their leaves rustled, they were upset, and so I'd always give the trees hugs so they'd feel better.
When I was a little girl and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I told them I wanted to be a purple flower. My older brother finally told me that people can't turn into flowers so I decided I'd be Tarzan instead.
I used to believe that dandelions where baby lions and if you trod on one it would bite your foot.
Because plants grow so slowly that it doesn't look like they are growing, I used to think that plants only grew when people weren't looking.