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  • A corruption of zeppelin.

    A zindernuff is "something completely ridiculous that you believe as a kid. I'm not talking about stuff like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, where there's a conspiracy of adults lying to children in order to trick them into believing that nonsense. I'm talking about theories that a child develops on his own based on his limited understanding of the world. For example, when I was young I truly believed that giraffes' horns were actually antennae that they used to communicate, using radio or ESP or some sort of mystical giraffe power."

    From this blog post.

    December 10, 2008