My father told us that he controlled the traffic lights with his mind. We were always amazed when stopped at a red light, he would say GREEN!, and the light would change! I'm sure I was 12 or 13 before I realized he would watch the opposing light change to yellow, wait 5 seconds, and then do his magic.
Awesome! I have my 11 yr old and 7 yr old believe I can make the red light green by "blowing" at it. :)
^That's from the movie "Corrina, Corrina". I do that too. ;)
It was also on "The Craft"
Really? Never saw either of those movies, but my Dad was doing it in the late 60's-early 70's. I guess he wasn't the only magician around.
When I was 2 and learning names of body parts, my uncle would rile me up by telling me my feet were actually called fins. He did that for YEARS. The only reason I got so angry, is because up until I was 11 years old, I thought that HE thought my feet looked like fins.
I thought a wet dream was when I woke up in a cold sweat. When I said it in school one day after describing a nightmare I got some pretty weird looks. How embarrassing.
My dad told me there was a little man in the fridge who turned the fridge light off when we shut the door. I believed him until I accidentally bumped the little sensor switch...at age 12. :P
my grandma had the first remote control for her tv, and my brother used to tell me radiation was coming out and when I stood in the line, it would kill me...so for quite a while I hid behind a door whenever he changed chanels...
When I was little, I thought sticking your thumb out into traffic meant that you wanted the traffic to pass quickly so you could cross the street. Tried that the first time I was allowed to cross the street by myself. FREAKED my parents out.
In 5th grade, they showed me and the other girls a video on reproductive health. I spent the next couple of years wondering what the female reproduction system had to do with punctuation. Luckily it eventually clicked.
My mom used to call grated parmesan "crotch cheese". When I started first grade and bought lunch for the first time, it was spaghetti day...and I raised my hand and asked for some.
I used to think that FLIES would turn into MOSQUITOS during the night time, the go back into flies during the morning. lol
When I was small I honestly thought that people sold things at the flea market because they had fleas in them. I would always throw a fit when my mom would try to buy me clothes from there.
My dad told my kids that he is the boogey monster and growled at them. Well my kids call boogers boogeys so now when ever they get sick or have a stuffed up nose my daughter always gets mad a Papa for putting boogeys in her nose! And one time her nose was really raw from being so runny and sick and she yelled at him that he was the meaniest Papa in the world. He just laughed so hard he couldn't answer her to set him straight!! lol
When I was younger my father made an outdoors cat house for the cats to sleep in overnight.He said they would be nice and cosy in their bed which led me to believe that when they went in there they unzipped their little fur coats and put pj's on to go to bed
Driving along with my Uncle he had me believing that the horn was on top of the gear stick and he pressed the gear stick every now and then to show me how it worked.I tried and tried to make the horn sound but he told me I wasnt pressing it right.I spent nearly the entire five hour journey trying to make the horn on the gearstick work before I realised my Uncle was sneakily pressing the horn on the steering wheel.Embarrassing as I was 16 at the time
Not being american,... i friggin realized all this before i turned 6.
I am so sorry for your loss. Was it hard growing up with no fun or imagination in your life?
Must be nice feeling so superior over everybody else.I thought Americans were supposed to be the ones with the over-inflated egos?
Congratulations, you win absolutely nothing.
Matt...You're a dick. From Australia.
When I was younger, probably around 5 or 6 I asked my mom when color was invented, like when did the grass become green or the sky blue. She said what do you mean color has anyways been around, and I said no there hasn't, when you were younger everything was in black, white and gray.
when i was little, Bob Barker (The Price is Right) always ended his shows by saying, "...and please remember to spay and neuter your cats and dogs." for some reason, to me, that statement translated to, spay = cats, neuter = dogs. i thought this way until i owned my first dog...in my early 20's...freakin' Bob Barker.:-)
When I was little I thought everyone in the world thought in English but spoke in different languages as a hobby. When I was about 8 or 9, I was reading a book (that I had been forbidden) about a divorcee who lived in France. She wanted to go back to the U.S. because he kids were starting to think in French. That surprised me.
When I was little... I already had some intelligence.
Read: No personality or fun.
Congrats IntelligentGuy, you just won the internet!
I doubt it, you probably were one of those children who were told how smart and better they were then the other kids. Ego does not equal intelligence.
When I was 8 I convinced my 4 year old sister that she was adopted and if she wasn't nice to me we would give her back. Had her going for a good 2 years until my parents got really mad at her for breaking something and she broke down into tears and begged them not to take her back lol
if you believed all that, you were a very stupid child...
...says the genius who would call a 6 or 7-year old 'stupid.'
You know these were individual people recounting their own experiences, right? Talk about stupid...
my mom told us eating raw potatoes would give you the runs.. because we would eat them as fast as she could cut and peel them..
My mistake lasted longer than most here, to my everlasting shame....until the age of 25, I believed that all cattle with horns were bulls! This despite spending every second summer holiday camping and visiting the farms of my mother's relatives, many of whom ran cattle. I was almost 26 before I made the giveaway comment to my mother, who was briefly silenced. Told her she must have brought me up badly not to know :)