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So What Were YOUR Erroneous Childhood Beliefs?
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PostPosted: 28-01-2006 04:18    Post subject: So What Were YOUR Erroneous Childhood Beliefs? Reply with quote

Here are three of mine to start this thread:

1. There are two huge wooden boards out in the middle of the ocean, slimy with seaweed and yoked together by great iron hinges. These boards rhythmically slap together, over and over, creating the tides.

2. The only difference between common yellow clay and solid gold is that the latter has been steeped in water for a very long time.

3. The most intelligent man in the world was a mathematician named Frankenstein, who had been raised from the dead by science so he could build the atomic bomb.
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I believed that whenever the police caught a "bad guy" they put him in the back of the traffic lights and kept him there to turn them on and off.

Also believed for a while that lemonade was simply made of water and bubble bath. Quickly found out this wasn't true with a little home experimenting.


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PostPosted: 28-01-2006 06:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jahoosafat wrote:
I believed that whenever the poloce caught a "bad guy" they put him in the back of the traffic lights and kept him there to turn them on and off.


Laughing
You mean they don't? Then how do traffic lights work? confused
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PostPosted: 28-01-2006 07:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

They now have trained monkeys
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PostPosted: 28-01-2006 09:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was in infant's school, I somehow got the idea into my head that a rather elaborate war memorial in the local park was, in fact, the tomb of Jesus.
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PostPosted: 28-01-2006 11:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believed that watermills had an engine inside which turned the wheel and moved the stream along.

I obviously hadn't thought this through, when you consider how paddle steamers and windmills work. Laughing

The ex-husband, though - a high school science teacher with responsiblilites for sex education - believed until his early 20s that a woman's breasts grew bigger every time a man felt them. So a large-breasted woman must have been very naughty indeed. Shocked
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Back in the Sixties, I really believed that things could only get better. Crying or Very sad
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I think I've mentioned it before, but I though that little people lived inside the TVs and performed all the programmes. They got into the TV by crawling through the cable which was in fact hollow. (In my defence, I was about four at the time)
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PostPosted: 28-01-2006 14:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I thought I was a boy. There was certainly some kind of confusion there.

I thought that my mum's name was really Mum. I thought she'd been called by her own name before she had me, and then changed her name to Mum. She told us that she was 21, which I didn't believe, but my brother believed it and told everyone at school.
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You know, I also believed that things were going to get better, I came home tonight, half full. I had been playing my regular game of texas hold'em tonight. I didn't win, but I did better than I normally do. I got home, and "Deep Rising" is on the TV. Cool, I thibk, a good bad movie is on. This night is going sweet. Then as I'm reading this thread I feel a cockroach crawl over my foot. A really big one too. I have to agree. Life really is only going to get worse isn't it. The sooner I accept this, the happier I can be. I sprayed shitloads of bugspray. Now I can Here the bastard dying. Damn hell of a way to fininsh a good night,

Ithink my point is

I use to think alcohol made adults have a good time, now I'm not so sure.


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My mother told me the pigeons on the roof opposite were crows who listened to my every word. Not good for mental health and youthful development.
Her hard core catholic beliefs were mixed with a degree of animism, such as turning the mirrors around and putting the cutlery away in a thunderstorm. Basically there were warnings or interdictions for just about everything.
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PostPosted: 28-01-2006 15:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

colpepper1 wrote:
My mother told me the pigeons on the roof opposite were crows who listened to my every word. Not good for mental health and youthful development.
Her hard core catholic beliefs were mixed with a degree of animism, such as turning the mirrors around and putting the cutlery away in a thunderstorm. Basically there were warnings or interdictions for just about everything.


wow, and I thought I was a bit weird.
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My older brother told me (when he was about 7 and I was 4) that if you set foot on the sun, you'd become taffy.
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I used to believe that I was found under a gooseberry bush - as this is what you would tell an inquisitive child asking where they 'came from' in my local area. A cruel brother also had me thinking I was adopted for the better part of my childhood by using this against me as whenever I asked my parents, I would get this reply. I didn't find my birth certificate until I was 11.

I also believed that attending fitness classes would automatically make you pregnant as my mother would also say that everytime she went to a fitness class or lose weight, she would fall pregnant.

It took me some time to realise the full implications behind that one.
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When I was about five we were told that an inspector was coming to our school and we had to be on our best behaviour as he had very sharp eyes. I had nightmares for ages about someone with long spikes for eyes.

My friend's daughter came up with a lovely one recently. We were in the car park of a large superstore and she was staring up at the high lamp posts. Then she turned to me and said "Is that what they use to hold up the sky?"
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