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When I was little my sister told me that the little berry tomatoes that grow on bushes turned into snakes. A lot of stores have them growing in their parking lots. I always thought it was irresponsible of them to grow those plants where so many people visit.

Sheila
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Up until I was about 9 years old, I thought that trees grew up from blades of grass that were never mowed for years and years. I thought that forests were made if no one mowed the grass in a certain area for a long time, and that was why there were no forests in cities, just an occasional tree here and there that someone either missed or left for show.

Steven H.
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I was taught in school that plants produced oxygen and took in our carbon dioxide. So I would go around grabbing leaves and would breathe into them deeply and then breathe out really hard, thinking I was getting more air that way, and helping plants grow in the process -.-

Carolina
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I used to believe that stars came from the floating sparks of a campfire. More than once I tried to throw ash in to the sky hoping a star would "stick".

Mike
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I used to believe cotton fields were really marshmallow fields because thats what my brothers told me. i always wanted to go run through them but my dad said that if i did the stuff they pray on them would get on me and i would turn into a marshmallow.

becky
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I used to believe that the cattails (bullrushes) that grew around my grandma's house were liable to explode like land mines if I touched them. This was because my grandma would use them to decorate during the fall and to deter me from touching them she came up with a story about them exploding. I was too afraid to ever try to touch on to figure out for myself.

Timid toucher
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i had a neighbour who had put egg shells on a aloe vera plant, & from that day i thought eggs grew on that palnt. (egg plant)

Clusty
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I used to beleive that corn fields were called corn flakes so every time i saw the corn field i would call them corn flakes

Cass
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I used to think that people made paper by cutting trees really really thin through the middle. And I was confused because I didn't know how they made so much paper because only trees with a big enough diameter could be made in the rectangular shape of a piece of paper. And I thought it was so wasteful that people just cut off the circular/round edges of the papers, and I didn't understand why they didn't just make pieces of paper circular so as to save paper.

Nathan
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When I was little, my grandpa had me convinced that telephone poles grew like that in special telephone pole forests. It took me years to realize that he was "pulling my leg" as Granma put it.

Ashley
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As a kid you see talking plants and trees and animals on cartoons. In Kindergarten I needed to put shiny sparkles on my art paper covered in glue and a teacher pointed me towards a table. I saw a plant on the table and put my picture under the leaves and said "Okay plant, Sparkle!" She was pointing to the dish of sparkles next to the plant. Soon after I also found out that bark on a tree was not a captured dog bark but simply the outside shell. I was becoming really depressed at the fact that plants and trees really don't interact with is very much.

Robert
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When I was little, I used to believe that whatever I planted, a tree growing just that would sprout. I planted barbies, crayons, and buttons. And I'd check up on them every so often, always ending up disappointed in myself for the lack of growth and blaming my watering routine.

Megan
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When I was about 4 or 5.. I thought that the tree in my front yard could talk.. and I would go out there every morning (mostly) and talk to it, and it would respond back. But it was actually the neighbor in the kitchen window talking as the tree. This went on for quite a while, just "Hey, Mr. Tree, how was your sleep?" and it would respond in a deep heavy voice "Oh I had a wonderful sleep" and we would just have a conversation until I had to go.

girl with a big imagination
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I used to believe that the Doller Tree store was an actual tree.

Anon
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My brother told me that the bush in my neighbors yard had an indian living in it that would jump out and attack you when you walked by. I sprinted past that thing for 5 years until they finally cut it down.

Liza
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I didn't know that there was only one type of dandelion flower until about a year ago (I just turned 30). I always thought that there were yellow ones, and then there were those white, fluffy, puff-ball ones. I was in complete disbelief when my husband told me they were the same flower just different stages of growth. I still have a hard time believing this. I mean, I've never seen a half-yellow/half-fluffy one....

Anna
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My friends and I used to believe that if you planted a rock, it would grow a rock tree.

Anon
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Before I went to a planetarium for the first time, I thought it was just a room full of plants.

Anon
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When I was 4 my granparents and I drove from South Carolina to Disney World in Orlando, Fl. Along the way they kept telling me about the vast fields of amazing orange trees in Florida. When we got to Florida we drove through these vast fields, but when I looked the trees were not orange...they were the same color as regular trees...they just had oranges on them. I couldn't believe it. My grandparents were surprised by my dissappointment...and quite amused. I still wish there were "orange" trees.

Charley
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I used to believe that plants used to speak and that if I listened very carefully, I could hear what they were saying.

Anon
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