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When I was a kid, having seen on television that lava from volcanoes would harden into rocks, I decided that all rocks must have been created by a volcano spewing out lava. I figured that different types of rocks resulted from the lava drying differently. I asked my mom about this and she said "well, that's not far off." I later learned about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock in school -- so I wasn't *completely* wrong!
I used to believe the earth was covered with shiny cloth at night by God..
I used to believe that the heaven was above the earth, like the next floor, only the floor/roof had holes in it. That's why at night when they switched on their lights too we'd see it through the holes (stars).
And it really made sense when God poured water on heaven's floor and it rained down here.
i used to believe any country that ended in "land" was an island on it's own (i.e scotland, england, thailand etc,etc) i believed that til i was about 6 and we moved from scotland to england without taking a ferry.
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......