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When I was young, I read a book that said the world was 80% covered in water. I would look at a map and was always confused since it didn't look like it. Finally one day I decided that the reason was because the back of the map must have been covered in water and nobody put it on the map since there wasn't any islands there!
My grandma used to tell me that if you hold a seashell to your ear you can hear the ocean. I thought it made sense that the ocean sound could be there since I believed this up until I was 23 years old!
I used to think that the daytime sky was the sea seen from above, and that one day would see
land from the other side of the clouds.
I used to believe that the red sea was red
When I was little, like 7 or 8 years ago when I was 4 or 5, I used to visit Nags Head, North Carolina each summer with my whole family. We would always rent a 2-story house that was within walking distance of the beach and it always had a jacuzzi (we didn't always rent the same house). I remember hearing in the news one summer that a girl around 14 or 15 had been in her jacuzzi and started to like go under and swim around. On the news it had said that she had gotten sucked under and had drowned.
Being the small child that I was, I thought that she had been sucked down the drain, never to be seen or heard from again. This scared me very much and I never swam around in a jacuzzi for like 5 years. I was scared out of my wits that I would get sucked down the drain. Thus, my fear of drowning for years after this.
Now, at 12 almost 13 years old, I know that this was not what had happened to her and that her hair had just gotten caught in the filter, which made her drown.
I feel so stupid. :)
I used to believe that dew on the grass in the morning was created by all the birds flying over all the grass in the world at night and peeing on the grass. Well...they did name it "dew"!
I used to believe when it rain that Jesus is crying
when i was younger i used to believe that we got tide coz there was to much water in the sea so i asked my mum why dont they take water out the sea (she never knew why i thot we got tides) since then i dont think my mums thot i was all there in the head
the sand whirls left by the tide going out were little worms and had to be carried i couldn't let my feet touch the sand at all
Remember Ricky the Rain Drop? When I was in first grade I used to think that I was killing Ricky if I drank water or flushed the toilets. I got over it fast though cuz I learned that I needed water to survive the next day at school...
I used to believe that sharks could appear in any water that was deep enough, like the shower, bath, or swimming pool.
when i was in france (i was 7( i asked my dad why the sea tasted horrible he said "because a long time ago a man in china was carrying salt from china to england and he filled up his boat and it was fine he put in more it was still fine but he put in so much the boat capsized and thats why the water is salty!" well i belived him for years and when i was about 13 (knowing the real truth) i told a friend at school and he had been told a similer story by his dad!
When i was little i would call Bread Lardlard, and, living on Lake Superior, where the waves are often rather large, i would see the rollers and think it looked "Lardlards" and i was afraid to go into the water because i didnt want the bread to smash into me. those were the days.....
One time when my brother and I went to the beach, he was 7 and I was 5, he swam out really far in the ocean while I was wading in the shallow part. 20 minutes later he came back telling me about the pirates and mermaids he saw and I fully believed him [3
I used to think "spitting", as in, light rain, was when aliens and or angels spat down on us for the hell of it.
When I was about 6 we lived in Alaska in an apartment complex. There was a small water hole in the woods behind the apartment building where the kids used to go play. One day I went down there and all the kids were staring at this one kid in the water hole as he was splashing around like he was drowning. I asked why no one would help him and was told that this was a portal the devil used and that the devil had a hold of the kid's legs. So they were all scared to help him. From that point on I thought that all open bodies of water led to the devil and was always scared he was going to grab my feet and pull me down.
I used to believe that the foam found on the shores of many lakes were that of the alligators that lived there.
when i was little i believed that if you got your clothes wet then you ruined them. i would lways fear of walking in the rain. and oh gosh! AVOID SPRINKLERS!!
I used to think from the age of about 5 to 8 that the only reason the sea was ther was because someone had turned on a tap at their house n filled up lots n lots of buckets of water and emptied them in2 a big dip in the ground until the it was full because they didnt ave anything betta 2 do considerin tv hadnt been invented
My first trip to the beach was when I was 12 years old, to make this a special occation my parents got us a hotel near the ocean. So during the first night there I thought that the water from the ocean was gonna get out of the ocean and we were gonna drawn (because of all the noise from the waves) :P.