Stupid things that you believed as a child
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01-02-2016, 09:38 PM (This post was last modified: 01-02-2016 10:30 PM by carol.)
RE: Stupid things that you believed as a child
I believed that a ghostly woman with long arms would go under my bed at night and try to grab me, so I would jump into bed instead of climbing into it. I also hid under a blanket tent with a peep hole for my eyes.

I was a very early reader, and I would read everything I could get my hands on. When reading one of my parent's books, I misread and confused the words 'pubic' and "public"-and I was too shy to ask about it. I thought people grew public hair...in a private place....and when I got old enough I would go to pubic school.

I was so easily convinced. If some one 'pinky swore" I thought they could not possibly lie, because they had promised.
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03-02-2016, 02:26 AM
RE: Stupid things that you believed as a child
Ghosts. I believed my mother, who still believes she has seen a multitude of ghosts. I guess it's still possible that ghosts exist, but it seems like there is a more logical and reasonable explanation for most things that go bump in the night, and that if ghosts do exist then they are most likely not the result of a disembodied spirit - so if that's the case why call it ghosts. It's the God problem all over again. Alexander was regarded as a god by some - and I believe he existed, but probably couldn't suspend the laws of physics, so then why call him a god? I don't.

Also, I believed putting silverware in the microwave could cause an explosion. That's what the adults said. Been putting silverware in microwaves for at least a decade now. Probably longer. No explosions yet.

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03-02-2016, 02:45 AM
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(03-02-2016 02:26 AM)Dark Light Wrote:  Also, I believed putting silverware in the microwave could cause an explosion. That's what the adults said. Been putting silverware in microwaves for at least a decade now. Probably longer. No explosions yet.

http://engineering.mit.edu/ask/why-can%E...-microwave

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03-02-2016, 07:20 AM
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On the north side of Dublin there is a church, St. Marys, known locally as The Black Church . The story goes that if you walked backwards three times, anti-clockwise, around the Black Church at midnight you would meet the devil. This scared the hell out of us kids.

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03-02-2016, 08:28 AM
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(03-02-2016 07:20 AM)Marozz Wrote:  On the north side of Dublin there is a church, St. Marys, known locally as The Black Church . The story goes that if you walked backwards three times, anti-clockwise, around the Black Church at midnight you would meet the devil. This scared the hell out of us kids.

There's none like the Irish for ghost stories...

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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