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Thread: Weird Childhood Misconceptions

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    My parents always told us that holding puppies/kittens too long would "give them worms". My sister & I just couldn't figure out how much was "too long"!

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    I used to believe that if you touched the prongs of an electric cord plug too soon after you pulled it out of the wall, you could still get electrocuted; that you had to give the electricity time to drain away. I'm still not sure it isn't so, but I'm taking no chances. LOL
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    My youngest son recently told me that when he was little he thought the pic on the entertainment center was of his dad, his bro and him. It was actually of MY brother, his son and his DAUGHTER! My son said he never could figure out why we dressed him like a girl...lol!!!

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    Ah yes, the watermelon seed.....it spawned a lot of threats. For me, it was if I swallowed one, I would have a watermelon grow out of my belly button......I still think of that when I eat a seeded watermelon and I'm old....HeeHee! I could die if I swallowed my gum too.....I never did! God made cows with one side of legs shorter than the other so that they could walk around mountains......

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    I don't know how to explain this, it sounds so dumb... but when looking at a mountain, I didn't know the ground got higher, I thought the trees got taller!

    Also, I used to be in charge of being on the look out for "Falling Rocks" so the whole car would be safe!

    For the longest time, I thought The Titantic was the only ship to ever sink

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    These were fun to read and here is one of mine. From the time I was old enough to appreciate sunsets, (age 8 or so) I thought that if I held my fingers up to my eye in the shape of a frame and clicked with my tongue, I would take a 'picture' and then when I died, I would get to see all these pretty sunsets in a photograph book in heaven. Well, since I am still here, I am still not able to ascertain if this will happen or not. Ha! That is assuming I go 'up'. :-)
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    From grandpa: Eat watermelon seeds and one will grow in your belly!

    From me: If you had sugar diabetes, it was caused by eating too much sugar. The sugar would start building up in your toes (literally your toes would fill up with sugar!) and they'd have to cut off your toes, then feet, then legs....
    You get the picture.

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    A whole year of taking money to school every Friday for the black babies and no black babies ever arrived.
    Many tears were shed over that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltaroni View Post
    A whole year of taking money to school every Friday for the black babies and no black babies ever arrived.
    Many tears were shed over that!
    Love this one,I did the money collection for the babies too, called them pagan babies. I liked the idea of having my own "pagan" baby somewhere.


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    I thought that they waited for the young star of a movie to grow up before they could finish filming it. lol

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    Being told our belly buttons were where we were "put together" never made sense to me. We always searched ditches as we were told baby girls were useless and were thrown in ditches when born.

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    Lindybug, thanks for starting this thread! What a great bunch of comments! I was smiling and laughing all the way through!
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    For awhile any time my friend from next door and I would stop playing and pray whenever we heard a siren and I also thought there were live bands at radio stations
    I still stop and pray whenever I hear sirens! Guess that would keep me awfully busy if I lived in a city.
    Several of you thought that radio stations had real live bands. It's fun to think that in Radio's golden days they actually did!
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    When I was six and had just learned to read, I found a box of "sanitary napkins" in my older sister's half of our closet. I thought that if they were "sanitary", then they must be for really special occasions. But then I couldn't understand why my mother was so horrified when I brought out that box of special napkins to put on the table when we were having company for dinner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LenaBeena View Post
    Being told our belly buttons were where we were "put together" never made sense to me. We always searched ditches as we were told baby girls were useless and were thrown in ditches when born.
    When I was small I just could not have someone touch my Belly button!!! Even after I was married!! I thought It would come untied!! LOL I'm SURE my Bro DID that one.
    Also my mom said "if you had dirt in your ears and swallow a Watermelon seed it will grow out your ears!"
    And at night I thought There were Snakes Covering my floor! I couldn't get out to go to the potty!!or make a sound or they could get me!!
    Last edited by icon17; 05-29-2012 at 08:23 AM.

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    My grandson wanted to know who was going to sleep in HIS bed (at home) when he came to sleep over at our house. Apparently all beds are in use at all times and people just rotate thru them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShowMama View Post
    When I was six and had just learned to read, I found a box of "sanitary napkins" in my older sister's half of our closet. I thought that if they were "sanitary", then they must be for really special occasions. But then I couldn't understand why my mother was so horrified when I brought out that box of special napkins to put on the table when we were having company for dinner!
    I really enjoyed this one. Still laughing. Thanks for the brightening of my day.

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    If you swallow chewing gum your insides would stick together.

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    When I was little I thought macaroni grew on trees in foreign lands and had to be picked like nuts - have no idea where that came from!

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    I believed the one that said if you swallowed watermelon seeds, one would grow in your stomach!
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    belly buttons were created during the "Indian raid days" where the cowboys were shot by the indians arrows... it happened often enough it became permenate

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    When I was little I thought the sound made by playing a xylophone -those big concert ones - was really someone playing a tune on a lamp-post......why I don't know. And we were always told not to hold a guinea pig up by its tail as its eyes would fall out. (Guinea pigs have no tails but that didn't seem to matter!)

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    I remember my brothers taking people on snipe hunts.Never understood what it was untill I was a teenager and my brother took a friend on one out in an orange grove in Clearwater Florida.I can still hear him yelling here snipe,here snipe. He was their all night.Boy was he mad when he found out it wasn't real.Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawnmarieodya View Post
    I remember my brothers taking people on snipe hunts.Never understood what it was untill I was a teenager and my brother took a friend on one out in an orange grove in Clearwater Florida.I can still hear him yelling here snipe,here snipe. He was their all night.Boy was he mad when he found out it wasn't real.Lol
    I had a girlfriend a few years oldr than me. She took me and several other kids on a snipe hunt. I still remember fondly how gulible I was.
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    When I was five, I was in a car accident and needed stitches in my head. They wrapped me in a sheet and covered my face. Because of that childhood song.."they wrap you up in a big white sheet... I was sure they were going to bury me alive. My mother said they could hear me screaming "I'm not dead" all over the hospital.

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    I was told as a child not to crack open and eat peach pits because a peach tree would grow out of the top of my head!

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