That falling in love literally meant two people falling down.
I used to believe that in Chinese restaurants they salted the dishes before putting food on them. I always looked for grains of salt, but never saw any. This was based on mishearing something my Dad said.
I misheard a lot of stuff. Still do, actually. For instance, remember the old Juicy Fruit commercials? The ones where young people would be skiing, or surfing, or some outdoorsy activity, all while chewing gum? Right. I was convinced that the tag line was "Juicy Fruit: the taste is Gunamooga." I thought this was just a word they came up with to desrcibe the flavor of the gum.
I was convinced for the longest time that if you accidentally ate a fishbone it would travel through your bloodstream, pierce your heart, and you would die. No, seriously. I swear my parents told me this. They swear differently. They are wrong. The really embarrassing part is that I believed this until I was 17 or 18.
What did you used to think when you were little? You are all hereby tagged! Please leave it in the comments below! (If you wind up writing a blog post about it, tell me in the comments. I want to read it!)
And if you want to kill half a day laughing until you cry, go visit iusedtobelieve.com It's old, but still one of the funniest sites ever.