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I grew up on a farm on eastern Long Island (New York). It had a large pond from which we pumped water for irrigating the crops. My father told me that I should never go near this pond because there were hundreds of poisonous, copperhead snakes there. Not wanting to be bitten by a copperhead, I always avoided the entire area. Of course, there are no poisonous snakes?copperhead or otherwise?found on Long Island. Yet, even though I now know there?s no danger of being bitten by a snake, going anywhere the pond still makes me nervous.
I used to believe that if you stood on some seaweed on the beach, you would fall through the sand and drown in the sea below.
I thought that ice was formed by snow falling down on the water. I tried to make ice that way myself, but it didn't work. Good thing it didn't freeze hard enough to prove me right...
When I was younger I used to believe many things. Things that you would stop you in your tracks and burst out laughing. One of my most popular ones just happen to the lake. I used to live in Kentucky and there was this huge lake (I thought it was huge atleast) but anyway I believed that their were sharks in the water. It would take hours for my poor mother to persuade get me to get in and by the time I was ready to get in it would be to late. I also believed that there were bodies at the bottom just waiting for ME to find their dissolved carcus. I still believe that there are bodies at the bottom of the lake but as for the sharks I know better. Just to let you know though...I'd rather stick with the pool.
Long after I learned that in NATURAL streams water always flows downhill and never uphill, I still thought that when I saw artificial drainage ditches alongside roads, the water in them would flow the same direction all along a given road. So anytime a road went alternately uphill and down, I thought water in the ditches alongside had to somehow flow uphill part of the time to maintain its flow parallel to the road.
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
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.
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.