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Kentucky's nickname is the "Bluegrass state" and when we were driving cross country I couldn't hardly wait to get there because I thought the grass was going to actually be BLUE! My mom couldn't figure out why I kept asking "How many more miles 'til we get to Kentucky?" then when we crossed the state line and the whole world was still green, you can't even imagine how disappointed I was. I still kind of have a grudge against Kentucky :)
I used to believe that when someone "bought a piece of land" they actually had to cut it out of the ground with a knife...!
Since the earth has literally millions of islands, lakes, and rivers, ANY of those geographic forms that I randomly drew HAD TO EXIST somewhere in the world.
When I was 4 or 5, I loved gems. I always wanted to see them, and then I would look at them. Well, you know how gems are mined out of caves and stuff, and then they are all cut into brilliants and stuff? I used to believe that gems were found, ALREADY cut.
My friend told me that he asked his brother where hills came from, and he told them that hills were buried dead whales! Everytime I see a hill now I think of a whale.
I used to think that the barrels of hay you see in fields were actually barrels of beer. I would scream out from the backseat of the car, "Look at all them beer barrels!"
I used to believe that we lived on the inside of the Earth and that the bumps in footpaths were really the chimneys of other houses underneath us, and I tried to dig a hole in my sandpit to get to them.
I used to think that the crickets chirp at night was the stars twinkling.
I used to think the earth was a little ball and the only thing on it was my neighbourhood with the houses all sticking up instead of tiny land covered with clouds.
when I was little, me and my friends were going to the wood and try to dig a big hole under burned tree. We do that 2 weeks every day! We thought that under that tree will be gold, money, cars, tanks and lot of another things!
I used to believe that mountains are actually the bodies of dead dinosaurs, covered by the earth.
i used to believe that we all lived on the inside of the earth. in other words, the world is hollow, therefore we must live on the inside of the outer crust. also, the crust was made of aluminum. how we got into outer space, i do not know.
When I was 4, my family moved to a town near Wollongong, on the New South Wales South Coast. We were very close to a mountain range - and somehow I got this bizarre notion into my head that, behind the mountains, there was a huge plain inhabited by dinosaurs.
It took a few weeks to shake this odd belief - and until I did, I used to get worried that whenever my family had to drive up into the mountains to get to Sydney, we might see over the other side to where the dinosaurs were.
After I misplaced my rock collection from the beach, I was playing in the backyard and started digging a hole. In the hole I found rocks! I was certain that my dad had buried my rock collection to hide it from me.
i used to believe that land was floating like surfboards from this i concluded that with a good push we could collide with other countries. after my brother saw the film Jaws and explained it to me in great detail i then believed that sharks could burst up through drains and cracks in the pavement and needless to say, have avoided all cracks and drains since.
I used to belief that the Equator was a large indentation in the world, similar to a canal, that people had to leap through to get to the other hemispheres of the world. If you stayed in the ditch for too long, then you'd be fried!!! The water would also dip along the Equator. It dipped so perfectly, the walls and the floor were exactly perpendicular!
i used to believe the earth was a giants head, and all the trees and grass was his hair. i felt really sorry for the giant, cuz people keep builing houses, and digging holes in his head. eventually, i realized that just couldn't be possible.
My roommate told me that when she was young, she would see the large round bales of hay laying in fields and further down the road she would see cows in the fields, so she assumed that the hay bales were cow eggs.
At about the age of seven, I first saw in a Time-Life Science Book of the Earth Geology a picture of what the Earth looked like tens of millions of years ago. It was one large supercontinent called Pangaea. Looking at the picture, I could see that the eastern part of the United States was right next to Africa. I thought that this must have been great, because not long ago, humans could conveniently walk over to Africa from North America anytime they wanted to. The only thing wrong with this childhood belief was that humans did not yet exist at the time that Pangaea supercontinent did.
My aunt who is a highly intelligent 46 year old medical journalist, booked a cycling holiday in New Zealand because she thought the entire Southern Hemisphere was flat. This was 3 or four years ago.