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I used to believe that whenever you made a dent in the ground, it pushed the earth up on the other side of the planet.
When I was about 6 we had a small pine tree in our front yard that my sister and I would always climb. I believed that if I climbed high enough that I would be able to touch the sky. I was disappointed when I did finally get high enough that I was not able to do that!
I used to belive the world was flat
As a kid, I used to think that we lived inside the Earth, rather than on the surface (before I knew about the atmosphere, gravity, etc). I've recently learned that there's a theory devoted to this preposterous notion called 'The Inner Earth Theory'.
I used to believe that, we live inside earth and it always made me wonder, how could we see the whole sky then?!
i used to believe if everybody kept digging out stuff coal, tunnells, etc'from underground that the earth would collapse.
My father convinced my little brother it was "Mount Reindeer" not Mount Rainier.
When I was young, I would ask my mother where my father was hunting. She would tell me Oh, on top of the hill. I would spen hours staring at the skyline just waiting for dad to come walking up over the tree tops. You see, to me the hills looked like a carpet, and I really believed I would see him walking up over the hill.
aged about 6 or 7 and some of my freinds believed that there was another
world just below us and that maybe they could hear us moving about,one day a boy told us he had once dug a deep hole and hit the top of a house and seen the slates of the roof but got scared and coverd it over,after this i never dug very deep in our back yard.
when i was young i used to believe that the sun goes down behind the mountains into the earth
When as a child I first saw a giant's grave and was told what it was I got utterly confused. I am German and the German word for "giant's grave" contains a rather rarely used synonym for giant ("Huene") which I didn't know then. As I couldn't make anything of it I thought I must have misheard and that surely it meant chickens as the plural of the German word for chicken ("Huehner") kinda sounds like "Huene" (giant). So in order to make sense of it all I imagined some ancient tribe so worshipping chicken that they burried them in huge fancy rock graves. Some grave for a chicken!
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 the world was flat because the roads are also flat.
i believed fresh bales of hay left to dry in the fields were cow cemeteries
I used to believe that if I climbed the mountains I could touch the sky!
I was an "army brat" moving every year or so, and until the age of 10 believed that the purpose of the world was to provide a patch-quilt of military bases being supported by the workers in the surrounding country-side, like serfs around the castles in medieval times
when i was younger, i used to think that the big companys with the smokestacks were cloud factories.
When I was about 5 my older sister told me that the earth moved and when people were walking they were really standing in the same spot and the earth was moving around them.
I could never understand how people could be walking in different directions at the same time, and what happened if you doubled back really quickly.
She denies all this of course.
I used to believe that rocks could breathe because when you put the ones with cracks in them in a bucket of water, bubbles would come out of them.
I remember telling my mom and dad, and them saying "No, thats not right." And I said "Yes! I saw it with my own eyes!"
"Dad, where did the hills come from?"
"The glaciers left them there."
Ahhh...then "glaciers" must be an ancient race of giants. Naturally.