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When I was a kid I used to think that if a cactus stuck me that I would pop like a balloon. I even had dreams about it.
I was certain that I could grow seeds in my mouth well into highschool, though I had olny practiced growing them there in my mouth in grammer school. A little saliva for water, a little pressure to simulate dirt and the only thing stopping me was that I got tired of holding. My friend burst my bubble.
My pre-school class was going on a field trip to the potato farm, and my dad told me to look for the potato trees. I was firmly convinced that potatoes grew on trees until the bus pulled up at the farm. Boy, did my dad get an earfull when he got home from work.
When I was little I used to think that sunflowers would eat me.
If you pick Dandelions then you wet your pants. Honestly...I've never tried and I'm not going to test it!
Down the road from my home is a ditch with cattails growing in it. Growing up, I was convinced that this was a small hot dog farm. At the time this made perfect sense, as we lived in a farming community.
I missed one day of 4th grade - the day the teacher explained to us that a hydroelectric plant was a factory that pumps water, not an actual green leafy plant. They had been showing us how plants pump water up their stems... seemed reasonable to me....
One day, when I was about 5, I saw a cartoon, in which a boy burried a toy-car and the other day a tree grew from it with toy-cars instead of fruits hanging from its branches. On that afternoon, after this cartoon, I burried my mom's wedding ring in order to plant a golden-ring-tree, which would solve the financial problems of my family. At that time, we were living with my great-grandfather in Hungary. When he was informed about my plan, he took a shovel and a sieve and dug up the whole garden in the hope that he would find the ring. Of course he did not. Well, I thought that I would be a hero...Luckily,my parents have sense of humor,so I wasn't punished...
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.
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!
I used to believe that if you waited long enough (the longest I ever waited was 2-3 hours), trees would talk to you and tell them about how life has changed over the years. I also though that the rings on the trees meant how long they'd been married to another tree.
When I was about two or three years old, there was an area that a fire had gone through and it burnt the tops of the trees and all the bushes ect. Well, my daddy would tell me that dinosaurs ate the tops of the trees off a long time ago, and that they never grew back. Eventually I learned it wasn't true.
To this day the tree tops haven't grown back yet lol.
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.
I used to believe that my urine was a super fertilizer - peeing on plants made them grow.
When I was very little, I used to think that sticks that had fallen from trees and were lying on the ground were a hard, non-smelly version of dog poo.
When I was little I used to think that Phoenix palm trees were pineapples that some one forgot to pick
I used to believe that mushrooms in the grass grew if it was sunny and rained at the same time.
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
When my cousin was younger, we taught her to be polite and wave and say hi to people that said hi to her. So when she looked out the window and saw trees swaying.. she waved at them because she thought they were waving at her!
My yard used to be filled w/ long grass. My best friend at the time and I thought that this grass was wheat. Once we even tried to make bread by taking the grass, mixing it with water and leaving it to "bake" in the sun