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As a child, I used to believe that the ocean was created by ancient people spitting on the ground, and I used to thought that the wind was created by people breathing all the time! I also thought that animals were made by people and they just put weird sounds into the animal and that's why they make weird sounds!
Until I turned 13, I thought the signs up in the mountains: "Watch for falling rock" was warning people about a murderous Indian named Falling Rock. Scared me senseless.
For some reason, I used to believe the sky was the beach (the clouds were the sand and the blue part was the ocean- I'm not sure what I thought about cloudy days)
When I was about five or six years old, I believed the sea was a man made phenomenon. I imagined that men actually dug the sea many years ago like that was their career.
There's a restaurant in the town I live in called Cafe Aroma. For a while now, there's been a drawing on the special-of-the-day chalk board. When I was about seven or eight, my mom caught me staring for a really long time at the chalk board and asked why I found it so interesting. I responded with, "I was looking at the chalkboard. Those are such pretty mountains!" That's when she told me that they weren't mountains. I looked back and, a couple minutes later I realized she was right. The drawing is of a naked lady laying down. She told me that it had been modeled after the mountains nearby that looked like a lady lying down. Since then, until I was about twelve, I thought that mountains were really just giant women who had laid down to sleep, but died because people started tearing them apart to make towns on them and I frequently looked for their faces. I was later told the differences and similarities between mountains and women.
I didn't used to think that Mount Rushmore was a real place because I could never understand how the rocks could see those men and be able to shape into something that looked like them. I figured somebody just made up Mount Rushmore and it turned into the biggest, mostly widely-believed lie.
When I was little I used to lay on the ground and look up at the sky. I swore I could see the earth turning, because I thought clouds were stationery so the movement I was seeing must be the earth spinning slowly.
I used to believe that it wasn't wind that made the tops of trees move.. It was dinosaurs.
I used to believe that rainbows were lights that humans sent to the sky
when i was in first grade i used to think that each country in on different planet...like america on moon....and likewise others......
I used to think clouds were mashed potatoes in the sky.
i always thought that when people said butterflys are flying around in my stomach i really thought butterflys were in my stomach!
I used to belive the world was flat
When I was in kindergarten, I was convinced I could dig my way out of a sandbox and off to China.
I once thought a vent in my hotel room led down to the center of the earth.
When i was little, i use to believe that mountains where actually dead dinosaurs covered in dirt.
I used to believe the earth was a giant sphere that we lived inside of, sort of like a snow-globe. I thought if I walked to the edge of the ground, I would be able to touch the sky.
When I was little, we were driving through the Appalachian Mountains. My mom referred to a mountain we passed as a "hill" because she was from Colorado and used to the Rocky Mountains. For years, I thought I'd seen a hill that reached the clouds.
when i was little i was convinced that rocks grew, i had seen big boulders and little pebbles so it made sense that the boulders were grown up rocks and the pebbles were baby rocks i would ask my mom if rocks grew she told me no but i thought she was lying
i used to believe the sunset was better in California cause it was closer to the sun