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I used to think that indents in mountains were the footprints of dinosaurs.

Emily
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I used to believe that the hills were buried dinosaurs.

mellybug11
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When I was really little, I thought that maybe mountains and valleys were created by dinosaurs. I thought dinosaurs were big enough that, when they made a step, mud would squish out from under their feet and form the mountains; valleys were left where their footprints originally were.

Devon
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when i was little i used to believe that the reason mt. rushmore was so special was because it was a natural occurence. i was actually disappointed when i found out it was man-made. weird kid, huh?

Rabia
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I believed that every location south of
where I grew up (New Jersey) would also be
'downhill.' I really wanted to 'coast' my
bike to Florida.

Carolyn
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I used to believe that, in cities, if you dug deep enough in anyone's lawn, eventually you'd hit the concrete.

Kevin Fox
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When I was in school learning about the Civil War, I saw the headlines in the old newspaper about a Divided Nation (Union). I thought that somehow United States had a split in half. After the Civil War, the country magically glued itself back together.

David
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When I learned at school that the continents move, I though that one day I will see the pyramids of Egypt outside my window (I was living on a greek island)

Giorgos
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When little, I used to think the "groynes" (sea defences) at the sea-side were all broken down ships, that had landed on the beach at regular intervals..

ade
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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.

Anon
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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.

Anon
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When I was little I used to believe that we all lived in a gaint shoe box that belonged to gaints and the stars where the air holes from when they put the lid on at night!

Katrina
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I used to think Mount Rushmore was a natural formation. Thats how much I believed in God.

Judy
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When I was little I was taught that the planet Earth was round, like a ball. I mistakenly thought that we lived on the inside, like inside a balloon. Years later I was very disturbed to find out that we lived on the outside. . . Planetarium movies still upset me.

Melanie Young
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I used to believe that rainbows were lights that humans sent to the sky

Julia
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When I was in first grade, I got a book about what would happen if you were able to dig through the earth. It explained that the earth had a "thin crust" and below it was many different layers of rock. My sister and I, not realizing that the "thin crust" was still several hundred feet thick, decided to dig to the rock layer. Since we lived in New England, about two inches into digging we hit a large rock. We decided that this was the rock layer and were very pleased with ourselves.

old enough to know better
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when I was little I used to think that if I dug down deep enough on the sand at the beach I could dig my way to china. I was crushed when I discovered I would have to travel through molten rock to get there

Anon
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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.

Kate
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I used to believe that mountains were dinosaurs that had died and been covered with dirt.

Marina
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When I was young, I used to believe--and be amazed--that the earth could switch sides during the drive back home.

Christine
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