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One day we were driving and we smelled something aweful. My parents told me it was a "chicken plant." I missunderstood and whenever something stunk...I figured a "chicken plant" was growing near. I found out about 4yrs. later that it was a chicken plant where they proscess chickens. I was so embarrassed. I had told all of my friends about the stinky "chicken plant!"
i Used to belive that if roses were yellow it ment that someone had peeded on them when the were growing, and if they were red it ment they grew up nomarly
When we used to go on holiday, my mum would point out the "wild flowers" in the countryside as we drove past. Assuming them to have large teeth like "wild" animals, I would lower in my seat a little and lock the door.
when i was about 7 or 8 years old, i accidentally swallowed the seed of a calamansi fruit (really really small round version of the lime fruit, except a notch sweeter). i told my guardian about it and she said that i have to get it out of my body immediately because a calamansi plant will grow inside my body overnight. it took my mom about a couple of hours or so to reassure little ol' me that that wasn't gonna happen.
I used to think that cattails (you know.. they grow on the riverbanks, etc) tasted like corndogs.
I never ate one, though. Promise.
I used to believe that all things people eat or use (money and cars) all came from trees or plants i never realized otherwise until i was about 6 years old. I found this out by asking my mom how a tree could hold a car!! I alos figured it out by asking my dad why he went to work if he could just get money off a tree.
When i was little i used to believe that mother nature was a rich woman who went around the world planting seeds to make babies!
*old grandad voice* when i was young my dad showed me the Dr who shows. very entertaining till one day my mum suggested we go down the garden to get in the "garlics". the site of a 5 year old doin the "exterminate" stil brings tears to her eyes
When I was little I was afraid to cross a field with dandelions in it because I thought the dandelions were real lions and that they would attack me.
When i was little, my grandparents had a weeping willow tree in their yard. And i always asked them why it was called a weeping willow . And they told me that weeping ment crying. So when i was allowed to go outside and play i would always run up to the tree and hug it and say don't cry be happy. My grandparents always were confused why i did it until i told them one day when i was 14. I relized it wasn't crying.
When I was little I thought the white stuff inside dandelion stems was milk and tried to eat a whole garden full of them. I was quite poorly that evening
my older sister once told me that sea weed was the hair of dead people i always made a point of not touching it and hated going in the sea coz i thought dead people brushed against my legs
I always used to think that trees made the wind (well it would make sense wouldn't it!)
When I was about 8, I was climbing in a maple tree in the yard. Then I saw that some of the leaves had red bumps on them. I thought that the disease could be contaigous from trees to people. I was so scared that I jumped out of the tree without looking down.
I used to believe that mushrooms in the grass grew if it was sunny and rained at the same time.
My dad used to take me to a neighbor friend's house with him. This man had me convinced that every weed you dug out of the ground had a coin entangled in it's roots, that he owned a dollar bill tree,and that if i wished hard he could pull a quarter from my ear.
When I was little I used to believe that when you watered the flowers, you had to pour the water on the flower part of the plant. That was because where the flower was, I thought that that was trhe "mouth" where it takes in water. I believed this until age 7 when I learned that plants get their water by soaking it up from the roots, not the flower!
When I was little, I saw a show called "Rose Petal Place." The characters were half-human half-flowers. For a while I believed that they were real and they hid in flower gardens.
Living in a rural village as a small child, on our walk to school there were lots of flowers and plants, but I was particularly fascinated by the thistles. My mum (bless her - as a joke) informed me that they were hedgehog eggs not thinking that I would actually believe her......
We used to drive by wheat fields on road trips...except that I thought it was all pasta...spaghetti noodles to be specific.