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I was convinced that paper could only be made out of Birch trees (because they had white bark).

Anon
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In my house we've always had a fig tree in our living room and when i was about 5 i noticed that if you pulled off a leaf or twig, a white liquid came out. After seeing me rip a few leaves off the tree to watch it 'bleed', my mother told me that if i touched the white stuff i would be poisoned and shrivel up like a prune. Seeing that my hands were covered in the stuff i instantly burst into tears, imagining myself slowly drying up into a human raisin and how i wouldnt live to see another day of kindergarden. Thankfully i survived, but i was convinced from then on that if i so much as came in contact with the fig tree again i would surely become a prune!

goofienewfie35
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My mum used to say to me "I wish i had a money tree" so i buried a $2 coin in the ground, watered it and waited for it to grow...It never did.

Cara (Australia)
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I used to belive that if I steed on Fertilizer i would grow another head.

Anon
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I used to believe that when you step over a fallen leaf and it crunched you could ask a wish that would come true.

Mery
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When I was small I my Mom told me that if I put a bit from a Pussy Willow tree into my ear.. one would grow out of it. When my neighbor cut down his tree, I pushed one far into each ear, in order to perserve my favorite neighborhood tree. Those poor nurses had to fight tooth and nail to get them out.. I wasn't letting them kill my trees!

Cassia Eichelbaum
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This is actually my dad's belief. My grandma has always kept a garden and when my dad was little, he thought that the hibiscus flowers were actually called hot biscuits!

Anon
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I once wanted to plant a garden, and I thought that all I had to do, was pick flowers off the bushes outside our apartments (I wanted a garden of these flowers) and stick their stems in the ground and water them and they'd grow. Our upstairs neighbors passed by and asked what I was doing, I said planting flowers and asked them to tell me if they saw them growing.

Stephanie
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I used to really believe that if you blew all of the seeds off of a dandelion in one breath that you could have any wish you wanted. I figured out that it wasnt true when I destroyed every dandelion in our yard wishing that my grandpa would come back to life. :( Obvously I didn't get my wish. Stupid dandelions.

Michelle
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I used to think that the flower, called bugenveilia (i dont know how to spell it, but it is spelt really weird.), i always thought that it was booger vanilla, and now i can not call it by the real name, it sounds too weird.

Anon
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I used to believe that if you sniffed a flower for too long, then all the delicious scent would go away. So whenever my mom asked me if I wanted to smell the flower, I would only kind of smell it, in fear of it losing all it's scent

Brando
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I used to believe that a lemon grows up to be sweet lime and that a donkey grows up to be a horse......weird but true.

jyoti
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When I was about 4 My Brother showed me the movie Jack and the Beanstalk, and I knew my mother had some beanstalks in the garden. I was so scared that the giant would come down and kill me and my family, that when it got dark, I picked up a little flashlight, went to the backyard, and hacked that plant to death. Years later I found out that my mother had brought those (some rare variety) beanstalk seeds back from England.

Also, for years afterward I was terribly afraid of trees. I figured if he can climb down a beanstalk, he certainly can climb down a tree.

Olinda
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When I was a kid, I used to think that corsages and boutonnieres were edible because you had to put them in the fridge and they looked like cake flowers.

Sarah Carnes
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i used to believe that pennies grew on trees on account that my mom told me that if i planted a penny, a penny tree would grow. im sure there is many pennies buried beneath my yard. and well....i know now that money does not grow on trees!!!

Elizabeth
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I believed that that little black bit inside tulips (the stamen or whatever it is) was a spider that lived inside it. Each tulip had one, so I kept away from tulips because I didn't want the spiders to jump out and get me.

Natalia
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There was tree outside my house when I was younger that I believed was Mother Nature because I thought the branches made a face. I said hi to her all the time, so she would be happy and make it snow.

Eliza S.
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I believed for the longest time that you could find out how old a tree is be counting the leaves. The really strange part is that I was told this by my teacher.

Alex
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I thought that plants with flowers were girl plants, and plants without flowers were boy plants.

Shannon
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i used to believe that when trees were thirsty they would tell the sky and it would rain.

Raya
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