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I thought if I poked people on the tv in the eye, they would feel it and go 'ow'.

Helen W
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When I was little my parents used to record shows off the tv onto tapes. Every time they did I would constantly tell everyone to be quiet otherwise our voices would be recorded onto the tape with it and mess up the recording. It took me a while to realize that can't happen because everytime someone tried to tell me i kept telling them to be quiet until it's over.

Ashley
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You know how those "Closed captioning was brought to you by..." followed by silence. Up until a few years ago, I thought they were telling us who sponsored the show via the closed captioning and since mine wasn't on, I wasn't able to find out.

It became an obsession to try and turn on the closed captioning so I could at least ONCE see who sponsored such shows (I was somewhat jealous that there was information to which I wasn't privy). Of course, I never remembered until I heard those words announced, after which I'd fumble with remote only to be too late.

T. P.
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My fathers birthday is on St. Patrick's day, and i used to believe it when he told me the parade on T.V. was for him

Andrew
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When I was little I thougth all commericals were live. So everytime a commerical was made they were being filmed as I watched it and everytime a commerical came on directly after the other I thought they would act it out again.

Anne Saffron
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I used to believe that there was a town named "Woodbie" because of watching the news and hearing about the "woodbie burglar," "woodbie car thief." Took me a few years to figure out it was "would be" - I was relieved, because I thought that Woodbie place had a lot of crime!

kathy pope
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i used to believe the people in the tv were tiny and real, and i didn't understand how anyone could watch the same show at the same time on a different tv.

i also used to think that the radio had to play the same songs at the same time, and that i just couldn't figure out the pattern of them (daily, weekly, etc.)

Anon
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As the daughter of someone who obsessively taped television specials, I and my sister used to believe that all that needed to be done to create a videotape would be to attach a label and write the name of the video on it.

We were confused why writing "Cinderella" on a blank tape resulted in mere static.

Courtney Imbert
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When I was a kid, I used to read through the TV guide and newspaper looking to see what would be on. I always wanted to see what show "To Be Announced" was, but something else was always on instead...

Monique
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When I was little (maybe 2 or 3), my family was sitting in the living room and my mom was watching the news. Operation Christmas Child was on the report, and when I heard that the kids didn't get presents, I took one of my presents from under our Christmas tree and tried to give it to one of the kids on the tv.

Cassie
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I used to believe that when a comercial came on during a TV show, the show kept playing, and we were missing that part of it. I found out the truth when I was 12 or 13, when we were watching a particularly suspensful TV show, and a comercial came on right at the hight of the suspense. I yelled at the TV "Why do they always make us miss the good parts?!" My Dad laughed and told me how it really works.

Kaylee G.
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When I was little I thought that watching TV too closely would give you sqaure eyes. So I one day went up to the TV and watched it real closely and turned to my mother and said "are my eyes sqaure". My little sister had a friend who used to watch the TV real closely and she had an eye patch (due to the fact she had a weak eye) but I thought it was the damage from her getting sqaure eyes!

Jason
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I used to believe that there were real people inside the tv and radio!!! And that we lived inside the world haha! I also was once having a risque conversation with my 8yr old friend saying we should quit because we might be on the news!!! Poor me lol bless!!!

Justine
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I used to believe that what was showing on black & white TVs was filmed in places without color. I felt bad for those unfortunate people that had to live in black & white.

Heather
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Throughout my childhood until I was about, oh I'd say age 10, I always belived that the laughter I was hearing on the TV during certain programs, such as sitcoms, was coming from other peoples homes as they too watched the same show. Who knew there was a such thing as a "live studio audience?"

Anon
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Whenever they would say "This show is brought to you by..." Since I never actually saw the words on the screen, and they just said them, I didn't realize that "brought to you" was 3 separate words. I thought it was one long fancy word that I wouldn't understand until I was older. It sounded like they were saying "bra-tah-yoo" or something. Heheh.
Finally one day they actually put the words on the screen, and I went "Ohhhh!"

Lauren Rither
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I used to believe people on tv could hear me. That's why, like they never answered me, I hated all of them. And no, I'm not ashamed!

Anaïs
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que les gens à la télé pouvait nous entendre. Je les trouvais très mal poli, ils ne me répondaient jamais.

Anaïs
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I used to think that if I watched too much TV, I would forget how to read. Sometimes when I was sick and had spent the whole day in front of the TV, I would grab a book to check if my reading skills had worsened.

Anon
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When I was about 5 or 6, I was watching the Disney Channel before I went to bed. When I woke up the next morning and turned on the tv, the same show was on. this led me to believe that when you turn off the tv, it pauses and you can watch it later if you turn the tv back on. I only believed this for a few months.

Devin
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