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I used to believe that when the moon was out in the day that i was the otherside of the world

Sam
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i was told once as a kid that if you point at stars you would get warts on your fingers. for years i never pointed at stars in fear that i would get warts all over my hands.

Anon
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My little brother once was in the car with the sun in his eyes. He told me to shut it off.
Another time, he was lying on the couch, and the sun was in his eyes again. He told me to close the window, and I told him that it wouldn't matter if the window was closed; it's made of glass. He then demanded that I pick him up and reposition him so that he wasn't facing the window. Are all kids that lazy when they're five?

RJ
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I used to believe that when you were looking at a full moon, you were really looking at the other side of the Earth.

Bill
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i used to think that the sun, moon and stars were inside of the earth

shanna
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When I was in preschool, I believed in the man in the moon, which was on what would've been the first ever Wiggles CD, I think (it wasn't actually a song, it was a recording of one of the guys from the Wiggles talking about the man in the moon). I can still remember the bit where he says "The man in the moon has no hair!" which was the bit that my brother and I always laughed at. I believed that when it was night time, the man in the moon would have his light on, which was the reason why the moon glowed.

Tom
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When I was little, I used to believe that ANYONE could go to the moon, qnd that eventually EVERYONE had to go. In 1st grade, we learned about black holes, and I was sooooo terrified! They suck you up into this little tiny container and stretch you out so everyone will laugh at you when you get back! (so I thought) I was so worried that I ran to my mom and told her "Mom, I don't want to go to the moon! There are scary black holes up there, and I don't want people to laugh at me when I get back!" She was the one laughing, and I didn't understand why until I was around 9 or 10. God I was stupid!

Anon
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I believed that the sun and the moon were the same thing.

Tammy
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I used to look at the big dipper question mark and think why everything in space looks still, yet moving somehow...where are they going..or what holds all the things in space? I was most awed when I learned our planet earth like is moving across space and we are not falling off of it somehow? Also I believed the shooting stars are actually bodies moving off to another space-time dimension!

Mita
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When I was young, I thought the sky was made out of concrete, aad that everyone painted it blue. Night came because, gradually, people painted it black again so everyone could sleep. Shooting stars were when people ran across the concrete with yellow paint. I was sitting in the middle of Science class one day, and Sir was explaining about night and day, and then I shouted out "So the sky isn't made out of concrete!" My friends have never let me live it down!

x-nicola-x
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I remember when I was in preschool how I thought the moon had a light inside it, which made it glow. I also imagined this great big field of dirt, and that's where the sun and the moon and stars would be when they're not in the sky.

Tom
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When I was little I believed that all bicycle racks were doorways to different planets. I was always careful not to duck under them lest I find myself among aliens. I was an odd kid.

Maran
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I used to worry that Earth would bump into another planet or that it would end up too close to the sun and FRY us. :(

Kitty Lover
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i used to believe that stars were people in heaven and the moon was god

Jessica
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I used to believe that the sun was an oversized colour changing M&M.

Anon
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top belief!

I used to think that the moving lights in the night sky were the stars being moved around to keep the sky more interesting.

I didn't know they were airplanes.

MaddMatt - Steely-Eyed Warrior/Poet
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I used to believe that the sun and moon were married. I used to call them Mr. Sun and Mrs. Moon. I thought that whenever Mr. Sun was out, then Mrs. Moon had gone shopping, and if Mrs. Moon was out, then Mr. Sun had gone fishing... I couldn't quite figure out why they never stayed in the sky at the same time.

Anon
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This is not my belief but one that a young girl in my colege astonomy class held. Despite a lot of ribbing and scientific evidence to the contrary, this poor girl still believes what her Mother told her when she was a child.

Her belief was that the sun and the moon are the same. In other words, the sun turns into the moon when night falls.

Dewey
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When I was three or four, I remember believing that people lived on the moon. Not just some people, but all people. Including myself and my family...everyone.

I would gaze up at the moon in the night sky often, and wonder how such a clear reflection could show up there. It wasn't until I finally asked my parents that I learned we lived on planet earth.

I have no clue why I thought that we lived on the moon...

Melissa
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I used to believe that on certain TV shows and movies, that when they said "Houston we have a problem" they were talking to this guy named houston, not talking to NASA in Houston, Texas. I was like "Why do they keep talking to this guy named houston?" Of couse my family tryed not to laugh at me but they couldn't help it.

Amy
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