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I used to believe that people on TV had a big bank of monitors which allowed them to see you in your living room. One Saturday morning, I was watching Swap Shop while wearing my pyjamas when Noel Edmonds said to camera "What are you doing still wearing your pyjamas!?"
What more proof did I need? I ran to get dressed because Noel Edmonds told me to.

david
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One day I discovered the truth that the TV stations had giant banks of lights at the studio, each light was connected to different TV sets in peoples homes. When you turned your TV on and set it to their channel, your light would come on at the studio, that's how they knew you were watching and that's how TV station ratings worked! I spent one slow Saturday morning turning our TV on and off for hours in order to mess up their statistics, however the only outcome was that our TV blew up in a spectacular way. I was convinced that the TV station had done this to our set because I was being silly and messing with their lights, I vowed revenge for week and then forgot about it.

Steve
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I used to think that when watching TV, the laughing voices in the background were of other people who were watching that show from their homes, so I used to stand by our TV and laugh into the speakers hoping to hear myself on TV.

Helen
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I once asked my mother how they made newspapers. She told me that a machine made them. I took this as that there was a machine that gathered all of the news and printed out papers.
I asked my mother this because I sincerely wanted to appear in the paper to be 'famous.' I proceeded then to draw a picture, and walk around saying that it was "the best picture I had ever drawn." I figured that this would be picked up by the news machine and that me and my brilliant artwork would appear as breaking news the next day.

Landis
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when i was a kid we had a nintendo 64. i was sure that somewhere out there two guys were sitting in a room full of TV monitors watching all the nintendos in the world and laughing at how bad i was at super mario.

taylor
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I used to belive that when the TV went blank when it was on, that some spies were watching me through my TV. So I would yell, "Put it back to my regular programming, or else I'll call the police." And surprisingly, the show(or commercial) would come back on.

S.M.G
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my mum used to record things off the telly and then stick a label on so we'd know what was on it.
well when i was younger i thought whatever you wrote on it would be on the video, so i wrote one out "my day" needles to say it didnt turn out to be a video about me!

Anon
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I used to believe that the laugh tracks on television shows were actually made by the people watching at home - so I had to be very quiet and not make any sound..lest I be heard by anyone out there...

Amanda
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I used to think that the eyes on the photos of people on my posters were actually cameras that the companies had put in to see what you get up to and to help the police, so I used to get dressed/undressed with my back to them! I was 11 too!

Natski
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When I was little I never understood how people could 'get lost' bushwalking or in the Outback. My mother always seemed to know what I was doing, so I thought we lived in some kind of Big Brother state where the authorities were watching everyone, even in remote locations. Whenever the news announced a bushwalker missing, I just wondered why they didn't check all of their footage.

Lissa
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When i watched hollow man starring Kevin Bacon, i was TERRIFIED that someone was watching me in the bathroom... i used to wave around a belt and wave my hands alllllll around to make sure there wasnt an invisible person hiding in the corners... i was probably like 10-12...

esineD
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As A Toddler: I believed TV was a RUSSIAN TRICK sent over via satelite FROM RUSSIA for the sole purpose of spying on us and I thought they saw us thru the white noise and that I could see them if I stood really close to it side ways at the corners! I was always told by my parents to stop standing so close to it and THIS verified my beliefs it was the communists tool to take over & spy on our country or why else were my folks so scared for me to stand so close to it?

Kira Pangburn
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I used to turn the TV off when I left the room so I didn't miss anything.

S.Lee
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I used to think soap operas were people being spied on. So when my life got pretty dramatic I'd stick on a video to draw the attention away from me... just in case.

Paranoid
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i used to think that everyones life was onegigantic movie for god with everything in it comedy tradgedy romance everything and i did till i was about 10 years old

randomly insane
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I used to believe that the world is a snow globe for giants and they would sit and watch us move around for their entertainment.

Leslie
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I used to believe that the people in magazines and books could see me if their faces were visible. Needless to say, if I wanted to read in the bathroom, I would cover their pictures with my hand and as an added precaution, would always drape a towel over my lap... in the same vein, I thought the authors of books I read and the musicians on the music I listened to could see me, and I tried to never do anything that would embarrass them.

Anon
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When I was younger I used to believe, that there were cameras in our shower room and bathroom, and that every time I had a bath or shower, I was being watched on national television. Until I was about 6 I had a bath or shower in a bikini....I'm still a bit jittery about it!

Scarly
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grandma use to cover her television with a tablecloth when she was not watching it.she was under the impression that
they can see you on the other side. grandpa used to yell at her : CBS dont care where you hid the liqueur!!!!!

funonthrun
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When I was younger I had loads of posters of my favourite celebrities on my walls in my bedroom. When I was getting dressed I thought they were watching me, whichever way I went it seemed like their eyes were following me. I was very uncomfortable with them "watching" me so I used to get a little bit of blu-tack and stick it over their eyes and take it off when I'd finished getting dressed! It took a long time to cover them all but I think it was worth it! :-)

Jem, UK
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