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I thought the laughter on TV was coming from people watching the show in their homes. To test it, I arranged to have my cousin watch the same program I was watching. During each pause for laughter (when the microphones would be on), I bellowed her name into the speaker to see if she'd hear me. She claimed she did.

Mashplum
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When I was a little kid I believed that the weatherman controlled the weather. That's not too unreasonable- you're a little kid watching clouds and fronts move around on the map as the weatherman moves his hands! I was so mad when he made it rain on the weekend that my dad and I were supposed to go camping.

Anon
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When I was little i used to believe that the T.V. was like a window, and if you looked farther over towards the edge of the screen you would see more.

Kate
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When I was little I thought that actors and actresses never actually kissed they just got really close and pretended.

Anon
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My Dad had me convinced that the "First-Down Line" on the screen during football games on TV was painted on by a guy who ran across with a yellow paintbrush real fast, and when it was time for the line to disappear, he had to run back down real fast again and paint it green to match the grass again. He was the fastest runner because he couldn't get in the football players' way and interfere with the game. I never paid close enough attention and didn't catch the line actually appearing/disappearing until I was 14 years old, what a shock that was! I was amazed that my dad kept it going for so long.

Alexandra
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When I was young, my mom used to tell me that if I watched too much T.V., my eyes would become square-shaped. As a result, whenever we watched T.V. I would be constantly running into the bathroom to check the shape of my eyes in the mirror!

Sam
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I used to believe that there was no colour in the world before colour tv was invented as all old movies are in black and white...

Sara
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My brother used to believe that the rewind button on the remote was really called review.

review
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I used to believe that people who got shot and died on all those 1970's police dramas on TV, actually died for real; that it was all part of the privilege of being on TV.

Ray
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A girl in my sorority came to college planning on double majoring in theatre and pre-med, because she thought you needed an actual medical degree to play a doctor on TV, and her dream was to star in a show like Grey's Anatomy someday!

A smart(er) sorority girl
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When I was a kid I thought all the wrestlers on tv had oranges under their skin to make them look muscular :)

Anonamoose
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I used to believe that when you turned the tv off the program stopped and waited for you, picking up right where you left off.

kathi
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When I was younger, I used to think that they filmed or animated every episode of a tv show the day after the previous one had aired, so it was more like real life.

Anon
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There was no Television Broadcast after 12pm.

Anon
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When I was younger, I believed that the people in TV commercials were the first people to buy the product; therefore they got to advertise for it. Whenever I saw a new item in the grocery store I would beg my mom to buy it, just so we could be on TV.

Allison
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i used to think that the people were hanging off the outside tv aerial and u could see them on the TV.
I also couldn't seem to get my head round VHS tapes, and thought that the cartoon characters lived inside the tape.

VHS tapes :D
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I used to believe that Jiminy Cricket was a grasshopper because I had never seen a green cricket.

Anon
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When I was little, I believed that the world was black and white back when my father was young. We used to watch t.v. and all of the old shows that my dad liked was black and white. I asked him one day, daddy how old were you when the world turned color? He had a good laugh, but he didn't tell me the truth. I was probably 7 or 8 and it was years before I figured it out.

James D.
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I used to believe that during a newscast I could talk to the newscaster. I have a special bond with Peter Jennings as a result.

C!
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when i was about 4-6 years old i used to think that cartoons where peoples dreems..
I used to thing they connected selected people to special machines when they were sleeping...

John wu
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