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My grandmother had wigs on the styrofoam heads when I was a kid. I thought somehow she was able to put that whole thing on and take her current head off and somehow the styrofoam because flesh and bone. They actually terrified me because I thought all the adults could run around changing their heads around. Then when I saw my mom had one from when she was younger to have long hair, well, I was extrememly scared!
I used to believe that when you are 90 years old, you are also 90 feet tall.
Once we were visiting my uncle without calling him to tell him we we're dropping by.we rang the doorbell so he came out and opened the door shirtless.my uncle is very hairy and his chest is like full of hair,but it was the first time i saw sumone so hairy XD i was so surprised by what i saw and i told mum:"mum uncle`s wearing the hair shirt!" XD
I used to be terrified of colonial men in powdered wigs. I was afraid they'd make my mom and I wash dishes at their dinner parties. This was the most sinister thing I could conceive of, at the time.
I used to think that what I thought would appear in a little balloon above my head, like in comics. I was terrified of thinking anything that might cause offense incase one of my friends read it above my head!
i used to think when people said things like "there he is at twelve o'clock" they were talking about the time. I was around 12 until i realized they were talking about direction.
I used to believe that if I wore nothing but painted on clothes to my skin that I would still be considered dressed!
I did this a few times and even convinced my brother that we weren't naked and he got into the habit too.
When I was a kid, I would always see a really tall guy (he was in his teens) at my church. He was really tall, he'd literally have to bend down to get past a door frame.
So I told myself he was a hundred years old.
Then, to explain why old people look old and he still looked pretty young, I told myself that first you look young, then look old, and after that "old stage" you start to look young again.
When I was in 2nd grade my teacher used to say "I've got eyes on the back of my head". It made me think that adults can really grow eyes on the back of their head...but I was misunderstood. By that she means she can sense what's going on in the classroom without looking back..
I used to believe that people who wore glasses were very smart.
When I was little, my grandma told me that whatever I called anybody that was bad, I would become that. I called her fat, so she told me that I would be fat too. Now I am. :)
When I was little, I asked my grandma why she was so fat when the rest of our family is skinny. She told me that she swallowed an elephant, so I told her that when I grew up I was going to swallow an elephant too.
Ok, my brother had glasses since he was four years old. Without them, he was nearly blind. His glasses had plastic lenses that were always getting scratched up when he crashed into stuff. My parents always told us to be nice to him because he had so many problems.
One day, my dad told me to never to hit someone who was wearing glasses. This piece of wisdom made sense to me because my little brother had enough problems as it was; he didn't need someone beating the hell out of him on top of his already significant issues. I mean, you wouldn't go around kicking the tar out of people in wheelchairs would you?
I always assumed that the lenses in glasses were made of plastic. I worked in the navy as a guy that ordered glasses for my squadron, all of those lenses were plastic so I assumed that ALL lenses were plastic.
Years later, my wife had purchased glasses with actual glass lenses in them. Right after she got them, she ran into a wall and almost broke her glasses.
I remember saying, "Wow, that could have been dangerous. If the lenses actually broke, you could have gotten the broken glass in your EYES!"
Two realizations hit me at once...
1. You don't hit people that wear glasses because the glass shards might get in their eyes. Duh.
2. They are called "glass"es for a REASON!
I was 27 years old at the time.
i used to think that all people who wear glasses were left handed, because my mom wears glasses and is a lefty and my sister is ambidextrous and wears glasses. there were the only two people i knew with glasses and were leftys so i just assumed that everyone else was the same. but then in first grade my friend sitting next to me was writing with her right hand and i said to her but you have glasses you cant be right handed and the teacher heard me say it and said so what? anyone can wear glasses.
When I was very very young,obviously before I had ever been to the beach or anything,I thought that only the parts you could see on black people were black--the rest,white. What a dumb little kid!
I used to believe that one of my classmates was always sleeping, I remember we were playing or colouring and he would fall asleep. When I told that to my mother she had to explain that he wasn't sleeping, he was chinese
I used to think that zits, glasses, braces, and Catholic school uniforms were the coolest things ever invented and they showed that you were really a smart person.
I used to think that a little man made shoes.
I used to believe that boys were always older than girls. Possibly, because men are often older than women in relationships. Also, my eldest sibling was a boy.
When I was a young girl, I was curious why/how my mother had so many freckles. She told me when she was little she swallowed a jar full of pennies, and that's why she has so many freckles. I believed it for years, and freaked out when my own freckles began appearing.