the top 200 beliefs
I used to think that animals used to grow meat that could be cut from them without killing them, just like you pick an apple from a tree without seriously harming it.
When I heard on the news that some on was shot at gunpoint, I thought "Gunpoint" was a place; I wondered why people kept going to Gunpoint.
When I was about 5 or 6 I went with my Dad to by new tennis shoes. The sales guy brought out a shoe for my Dad to try on that had the little air chambers at the bottom heel, and they almost looked like a neon orange cave. the sales guy told me that little men lived in the bottom of the shoe and when you ran, they stuck their feet through the bottom sole and made you go faster. I totally believed him.
In the old house where I grew up there was pink insulation on the attic floor between the beams. My parents always told me not to step on it or I would fall through the ceiling. I thought it contained some sort of magic power to propel me upwards through the roof. I was disappointed to learn years later that they'd meant the ceiling of the floor beneath me!
When I was about 4 or 5 my mom told me not to break the coffee table because "a lot of money went into that". Of course being a small child I tried to break it open so I could get the money out!
when i was little, i used to believe that whatever food your mom ate the most when she was pregnant would be your favorite food when you were born.
I used to believe the the Elton John song, "Crocodile Rock" was about a Crocodile, named Rock.
it took a long time for me to realise that duck tape was actually duct tape and was not made for, with, or by a duck.
I used to believe that my shoulder blades were angel wings under my skin and when I died they would pop out and I would become an angel.
When I was little, my mom told me thunder was the sound of the clouds bumping heads. Every time thunder struck, I'd say "Ow, Mommy! Those poor clouds are gonna have migrates!"
I used to believe that in order to get to heaven after you died, some one had to take your body up in a plane and drop you off.
When I was little, I fell out of my fathers truck, onto my knee, on our cement driveway. He pointed at the crack and told me the broke the driveway which made me laugh instead of cry. I just found out that I never broke the driveway in the first place, there had always been a crack. I'm 19.
I used to think that everyone had a ball of hair wound tight inside their head. The ball would unwind and our hair would grow, but when there was no more ball of hair, you went bald. Everyone had different size balls of hair in their cranium and depending on how big your ball was, determined how long until you went bald.
My dad used to tell me that watermelons were dinosaur eggs and if i sat on them long enough they would hatch. I sat on it, and cried like a maniac when he went to cut it open.
When I was a kid i used to believe that cows had a fridge in there stomach and thats where they got there milk. :)
My grandfather had to have surgery for an intestinal problem when i was very young. He had a large growth, and told me it was because he accidentally swallowed a basketball. I had a bad habit of putting non-food items in my mouth at the time, and scoffed at him. when he came home from surgery, he gave me a deflated basketball. i never put a non food item in my mouth again.
One time when I was a kid I asked what a cannibal was and my mom said its someone who eats other people. For some reason it didn't occor to me that they could cut up and cook someone so I imagined they just opened their mouth really wide and swallowed the other person whole!
When I was younger my favourite meal was Haggis and Rice :O) too avoid making it more than once a month my father told me it was an elusive animal with three legs that lived in Scotland and only when he went hunting with Uncle John did they manage to catch one :O)
After seeing 'Grease' when I was little, I kept expecting people to break out in song and dance while we were in public - especially when we'd go to the county fair. I even tried starting it a couple times and was confused when no one joined in.
When I was young I was so convinced that the Tooth Fairy was real. My dad is so creative, he made "a tooth fairy trap", I can barely remember it but it involved string and paper and like a cage... we set down ink so she would walk in it and leave foot prints. The next morning there was little footprints all over my paper and money under my pillow. I understood completely why she didnt get caught, cause she is way too little and fast. when i got older i realized my dad used my Barbie shoes to create the footprints.. :(