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When I was little my brother told me about the 'undertoad' of the ocean. For about three years after he told me this I was positive that every time I went near the ocean I would be grabbed by the giant undertoad and washe out to sea. I wouldn't even put my toes in the wavelets!
I always believed the tide came in at night, and went out again in the morning so that there'd be room for people to lie on the beach during the day.
i used to believe that the water in the ocean went away a night......then came back in the morning.
My Dad used to take me to the beach as a toddler.
We would stand on the edge of the rocks and wait for the waves to come and splash on our feet.
Dad informed me that it was the sea kissing our toes.
I took it literally and though that the sea was a huge living creature.
I was utterly afraid of it, and I still can't swim.
living in central Connecticut, frequent trips to the beach (30 miles away) were easy and fun...
I used to believe that HIGH TIDE was big waves and LOW TIDE got us small waves
When I was about five years old, I've asked my dad why is the sea so salty. He told me it's because a huge tanker full of salt turned over in the water. I believed that :-)
My belief was the sun lived in the sea at night.
i remember telling my mother one day when we were swimming in a lake that i thought it was so cool how water goes through you. lol she explained to me that it actually goes AROUND you. i was sorta bummed, i thought it was washing me inside and out. lol
When I was about four, I took my first trip to the petrifying fountain in Knaresborough. There were quite a few small teddy bears in the fountain, turned to stone. I didn't realise that this wasn't NORMAL water, so I thought that if I were to get my favourite teddy wet, it would turn to stone.
i used to believe that salt in the ocean got deposited there by humans. and i pictured scuba divers shaking salt shakers under the sea.
I grew up in South Florida, and naturally, spending time on the beach was a frequent past time. The vastness of the ocean always fascinated me and trying to wrap my young mind around it led to some crazy thoughts.
The one I'll never forget is when I was probably 8 or 9, and I said something to the effect of "It must really stink for those people on the other side of the ocean where the waves go out instead of coming in." Once my family members stopped laughing, I learned the truth about waves.
when i was i guess 5 or 6 i believed that when we went to the beach in gulf shores alabama, there was this guy named johnny that made the waves from a computer now johnnys waves were always the good ones and sometimes his brothers bill or another sibling would get on and mess things up and they made the crappy waves so everytime a good wave came me my brother and my moms friends 2 boys would say thatnks johnny!
im not sure where it came from maybe watching too much johnny quest on cartoon network when i got up in the morning to go 2 kindergarden not sure
I used to beleive when I was younger that the reason the water did'nt fall out of the oceans when the earth "turned" was because all of the oceans were covered in seran wrap, but it was a sepical kind that only you could see from space, so thats why you could still go swimming.
I used to tell my little sister (when she was about 3) that she would get sucked down the drain of the bath tub. She would stay at the far end of the tub and cry the whole time. My mother always wondered why Chloe was afraid of the bath tub and the deep end of the pool. I thought this was sooo funny. I just told mom the reason for her fear recently and Chloe is now 15, luckily she found out on her own that she was perfectly safe near a drain.
when i was a child,my mum said that dont play under the rain. because you will sick .I belief that it would be floot so i'm going to drown. but now i was 16yrs, i know there wouldn't any floot of water.
i used to believe that all rivers and seas etc were filled up by giant taps in the morning and at night someone would come and pull the plug out so they could be filled up fresh again in the morning! one yr we went to the seaside and i stepped into the freezing sea and shouted "they should have run some warm water shouldnt they?" to my parents. they have NEVER let me forget this.
My grandfather told me that the foam at the edge of the ocean would suck you in if you got too close. Said a little boy was grabbed before his mom could reach him and was never found again. I believed it for the longest time and refused to go near the foam.
I used to believe that if I could make the ocean angry then it would make bigger waves, so when I was little I used to insult it and call it names and throw sand into the waves to make it mad
i used to think that the sea was the same texture and consistancy as jelly , this was disproved one day i was taken to saltcoats seaside resort (if u can call it that) when i was 3 or 4 years old, i couldnt wait to jump onto the jelly and bounce about all over the place, so i ran as fast as i could and jumped in, i vividly remember the shock and confusion i felt as the freezing salty seawater enveloped me and my dad dragged me out coughing and spluttering and crying my eyes out, i remember him pissing himself laughing along with my mother, but once i was dried off and stuffed full of chips i soon got over it.
When I was little and swimming in the ocean on family vacations, my mom would always shriek "Watch out for the undertow! The undertow!" Constantly. I used to believe there was this giant toe living under water, with teeth where the nail should be, that would eat you if you went too far out.I still see that scary toe in my dreams!