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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.
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.
When I was 5 I always wanted to play out in the rain. My brothers told me that the rain awakened the trees and that they would catch me and turn me into a tree.
When I was 2, I thought popsicle grew on trees.
I don't know what made me believe this, nor can I even remember believing it. My dad told me I did.
For months I had been talking about popsicle trees. Then when Easter came around, I wanted one. Easter came, and no popsicle tree.
I cried and cried and cried.
My mum told me that if you sniffed poppies your nose would bleed.
I used to believe that you bought your grass from a turf accountant. We needed a new lawn and mum and dad seemed really perplexed where to buy it from. I couldn't understand why. Dad used to spend so much time in teh turf accountants on a Saturday I assumed he was an expert!
I beleived that the reason Birch trees were white was because they saw Casper the Freindly Ghost.
I used to believe that if I planted orange seeds,apple seeds,and flower seeds together there would be a tree with apples,organges,and flowers on it.
When I used to go round my friends old house she always used to tell me that her neighbours garden grass was blue. I totally believed her and I always asked her to show me it.(she never did!)
She said that you can get blue grass die from B & Q, i believed her until her mum told me it wasn't true!
I used to believe that sunflowers were big dandy lions. That in its self is harmless and silly. The catch was that when I saw Bees compared to the size of a dandy lion, I assumed the bees that would chill out with Sunflowers would be of the same proportion...
I used to think poison ivy was extremely extremely poisonous, like arsenic or something, and that if you touched it, you would die right away. I could never figure out why people weren't more scared of it. I also thought that all ivy was poison ivy, and when you saw a building covered with ivy, the people living there were taking such a huge risk of perhaps touching the ivy by mistake and dying instantly.
I used to believe that the Doller Tree store was an actual tree.
I used to believe that you could be arrested for picking a Golden Poppy in California because that was the state flower. My friends and I firmly believed this and once in a while we would pick a poppy from our own yards to show how "bad" we could be.
Once when I was a kid, I planted some apple seeds, hoping to grow apples. I didn't know then that apples grow on trees. What I sort of expected to come up from each seed was a vertical stem about one or two feet high, topped off by a single apple. I envisioned no leaves on such a plant. Once it produced its single apple on top, it was finished growing and nothing more would ever become of that plant, so I thought.
I must have pulled flowers from my grandmothers Fushia bush because I was told if you touch the long stamen in the centre of the flower you would die. At 66 years I still cannot bring myself to touch it.
When I was younger I used to believe that walnuts, acorns, and all other nuts that fell on the ground, had little tiny serving sets in them. I don't know why, but I can tell you, I spent MANY hours cracking open nuts looking for mini forks, spoons, and knives, and never found 1! Imagine my disappointment!
I live in Arizona so when I was little, we were always told to watch out for the jumping cacti. My next-door neighbor had a jumping cactus in his front yard, so my friends and I would take turns going up to it to see if it would "jump" at us(I didnt know you actually had to touch it and it just breaks easily). It never "jumped" at me so I felt superior and would brag to my friends that it liked me.
I used to believe that dandelions where baby lions and if you trod on one it would bite your foot.
One of my favorite books was "The Lollipop Tree." In the story, a little girl planted a lollipop stick (after she'd eaten the good part), and a tree grew which bloomed real lollipops all the time.
I can't you how many lollipop sticks I planted (red ones, of course) and never got even a sprout!
Embarrassingly enough, when I was young I thought leaves would fall off the trees only during the day (because that is when I saw them fall). When I was fifteen this belief had crept into my subconscious and I was out one night during the fall and my friends were startled when I saw a leaf fall and I started laughing hysterically at my self for such a simple misconception.