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I used to live in a valley, with mountains either side of us. When my mum told me that people would go driving up the mountain, I could never work out why I couldn't see them. I thought that the smooth looking outline of the mountain (the tree tops) was where the cars would drive.
I used to believe that there really was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow- but it was always at the end furthest to where I was!
i used to believe that twin towns and cities look exactly the same as the ones they are twinned with. The houses, the streets, shops, even the people who live in 'em.
Then we drove though a twin town in Germany and everything looked different. What a downer.
Newcastle upon tyne / UK
Until I was about 9 I believed that all the globes and maps of the world used by people who lived south of the equator were upside-down to ours in the northern hemisphere with the south pole at the top.
I used to believe that the sky is blue because it reflects the oceans.
This is actually my brother's belief: I was born in 1984, and when i was about 5 years old, I used to to think the Ice Age happened during the 1970's.
I used to believe when I was around 4,5 and 6 that if I dug a hole and kept on digging I would get to China! :)
I used to believe that mountains were dinosaurs that had died and been covered with dirt.
When I was little, I thought that every time the sky got dark, God was walking out of a room, and he turned off the lights so his electricity bill wouldn't be too high.
When travelling along country roads at night, I thought the lights of distant towns were farmers lights so that they could plough their fields when it was dark
Up until when I was six or seven I used to think that the earth was flat! Funny how the Greeks thought the same.
When I was little I believed mountains were made of ice. Like they were big pointy ice cubes...From a distance they had a blue sheen to the (from the trees) and they seem to be covered in snow which is cold...So I always thought they were made of ice..I had a hard time beleieving anybody when they told me otherwise!
i used to think bales of hay were housing indians
When I was younger, I thought I could run and fall off the edge of the earth.
My infant school has a big hill in the playground and i thought it was just grass that was put over a giant who was sleeping. It was always a thrill to climb up there and roll down but you had to be careful not to wake or anger the giant (only certain people were allowed up there i thought)
This may sound stupid but I later met up with a randomer from the internet who was afew years older than me in my school and she believed the same thing!!
I live in West Virginia where a lot of our roads had to be cut out of mountains and there are signs all over the place that say "falling rock" to warn drivers that rocks sometimes slide off the sides of these mountains and hit cars. My grandpa told me told me Falling Rock was an Indian, so I believed that these signs meant an Indian reservation was nearby......There are no Indian reservations in WV that I know of......
When, I was a child, I used to believe that if I went to the top of a montain, you would fall in the space.
I grew up near Bisbee AZ which is an old mining town. In the center of the city is a HUGE pit kinda like a mini grand canyon, well my uncle told me that they had dug out all that earth to make the penninsula of florida. Seemed reasonable to me at age 10 or so. The next time we drove by it I said "did you guys know......" my family let me go on talking about it for a while before informing me I was a gullible moron. My family is mean.
i used to believe you would find a little guy in green and give you gold if you got to the end of a rainbow n then he would let you eat a piece of raibow.
i tought it would taste like gushers and that i would bye a castle with that gold.
so when i was 6 i ran 2 blocks trying to chase the rainbow, i just got tierd and thought maibe when im 18 i will cach one.
well im 19... LOL
I used to believe that when the clouds were catching the sunlight in just the right way that it would appear "beams" were coming from the heavens, that it was God's way of saying it was going to be a good day. I wish I still had that kind of faith in things like "good days" as I did then.