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Since diamonds are the hardest mineral, I thought that a train could be derailed by a diamond on the track......thought about putting an old diamond ring my mother had onto the track, but never followed up on it, not wanting to be the cause of a drailment in our town! - GOOD THING!

Sarah (from science : physics)
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my son thought that the warning triangle on the road side that said "deer" meant that that streach of road was expensive.

Anon (from transport : road signs)
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My parents used to tell me that if I didn't wear my seatbelt then we would automatically get in a crash. It was a really good way to get me to wear my seatbelt but whenever someone didn't have theirs on I would freak out.

Paul (from transport : cars)
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My Grandmother had an ornamental chilli plant, with lots of small brightly coloured chillies on it. I was convinced that it was a jelly bean tree and thought she was lying to me because she didn't want me to eat them all. Suffice to say I learnt the hard way.

H.B. (from nature : plants)
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I sincerly believed that numbers only went up to ten when i was around 2-3. Yep the next year when we started things like 20 and 100 i was amazed and quite convinced that they had just been invented. yep i was very proud to be around for the invention of numbers over ten.

Shantia (from language : counting)
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i used to believe that cows were just grown up sheep! This was due to my mother saying "You'll be old as cows before you realise."!

Charlotte geande (from animals : general)
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I used to think that the term 'Prima Donna' was actually 'Pre-Madonna',
i.e. a singer who makes pop music in the style usual before Madonna
(cf. 'Pre-Raphaelite'.)

Ollie (from music : pop stars)
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For years I believed that cheerleaders had to have surgery to remove their hands and put pom-poms in. I vowed never to become a cheerleader -- Good thing too, I'm male.

The Rabbitlord (from the world : sport)
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When I was a child I believed that a woman's breasts got larger and larger gradually during their entire lives starting at puberty. I just assumed I would have "big" boobs by the time I was 30 and enormous ones by the time I was 70. Maybe because my rather young mother had a small boobs and my great-grandmother had huge ones..?

Jessica (from body parts : general)
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When I was little, my mom told me that once when my great-grandma was flying, she reached out the plane window and grabbed some clouds. She said it felt just like big cotton balls.
I didn't fly until I was in high school, so I couldn't test it out. Even then, I just figured that in my great-grandma's day, plane must have had windows that opened. It seriously wasn't till years later that I thought about it again...after I had learned about air temperature and pressure at those altitudes! Sheesh.

Kansas (from transport : aeroplanes)
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