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I used to believe that a Monster would apear in front of me when it was lighting in an storm. For years I was so afraid of it!!
When I was little, my grandmother had a weather house. It had two doors. There was a woman in one door and a man in the other. The woman would come out if it was going to be sunny, and the man would come out with his umbrella if it was going to rain. I thought the man made it rain. I slapped him and broke the weather house, screaming "I hate you. Every time you come out it rains!"
When I was about eight or nine, my grandfather took me to a marina. The sea was so flat that I didn't think it could possibly be water and wanted to walk on it to check. When Grandpa said no, I thought that you had to be older to legally check if something was water or not.
I thought the Virgin Islands were owned by Richard Branson until I was 24.
I spent most of my childhood somewhere without any snow, and I read a comic where a boy explodes from getting a snow flake on his tongue.
The joke was because the snowflake was dangerous as it was the result of a nuclear winter but I didn't know what a "nuclear winter" was, so I thought that getting snow on your tongue would make you explode.
Thankfully, my father (who spent a significant amount of his childhood in Scandinavia) cleared that up pretty quickly.
When I first heard weather described as "clement", I had only heard the word as a man's name, so I thought that there was weather for all the names (like "Maurie weather" or "Elaine weather").
I thought "catkin" meant "little cat".
I used to believe that the boats in the ocean could fall if the continued surfing because of the shape of the Earth was round...
When I was a child I used to think that it was raining, because the clouds were crying, I believed that they were sad.
I used to believe that we didn't live On the planet, but IN the planet and that when you crossed the sky on an airplane you could arrive in China. It was a shock to me when I heard the truth :)