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When my brother and I would play shooting games, I always would say that something was metal, so he couldn't hit me when I was behind it, or he couldn't break it, because I thought metal was indestructible. I believed this until my early teens.
i used to believe that if you got a piece of glass and melted it in a fire it would then turn into diamonds. I took a piece of melted glass, went into a bank and asked them how much it was worth....
I used to believe that if you touch the "metal" end at a lightbulb you`d get electric shock and die. to this day I still avoid holding a bulb at the end.
I used to think that GLASS and GRASS was the same thing. I always wondered why windows weren't green...
Once my dad told me that sometimes glass bottles in the bush start bushfires when the sun shines through them (true). I spent months shining torches on glass bottles stuffed with paper to see if this was true, no such luck.
once when i was very young i thought anything you wanted to kill or get rid of should be thrown in the fire. well lets just say big metal objects dont burn very well
I used to believe, in fact I think I still do, that you can cut a pane of glass into any shape you want with a pair of kitchen scissors if you hold the glass underwater. I seem to remember trying this and it working but that may have been a dream
My cousin once told me that glass was made from ground up beetles, and I believed her!