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My sister and I believed that we lived inside the earth and that when they sent shuttles into space someone would have to go up on a giant ladder to patch the hole in the sky.
For a time as a child, I was totally convinced that I had been to a city on the planet Neptune. The clearest memory I had of the place was how at each end of the main street, atop a pole like a telephone pole, there was an array of horns, resembling loudspeakers like I'd seen at football stadiums. I wondered what those horns were for. I never heard any sound come from them.
I used to believe the shadows on the moon were actually spacemen casting shadows on the ground.
I thought the moon was Alaska when I was little after seeing a documentary about the State and how cold and snowy it was all the time. I just couldn't figure out why it moved around so much.
when i was young i thought that a giant made the world slowly spin!
When I was quite young I used to believe that stars really had five points, and that a falling star could fall out of the sky and stab me. I was terrified of going outside at night for fear of being impaled by such a star.
I used to believe that the moon was a street light that had come off its stalk and was floating around like a balloon in the sky. This explained why the moon shifted around so much in the sky.
My aunt has told me that when I was a young child she mentioned something to me about the crickets chirping at night. I was astounded. Apparently I said to her, "Oh. I always thought that was the stars!"
I used to believe that stars chirped because they would twinkle simultaneously to crickets chirping
I had a friend when I ( and she ) were 14, argued vociferously over the fact that she believed the Earth had four suns. Her argument hinged on the fact that 'How else could the sun in Spain be so much hotter than England?' No amount of reasoning would convince her otherwise. I wonder if she has changed her mind yet?
I used to believe there were more than just one moon, in fact a good amount that were stored somewhere in the sky (such as a bin) when they weren't being used. THEY ONLY COME OUT WHEN IT IS THEIR TURN!
i used to belive that when they went to the moon they could woal around the whole thing and it was like a mile around, be cause it looked so small from earth
I believed for the longest time that that huge fireworks couldn't just explode in the sky. That wouldn't do it. I really believed that they had to hit a star before they could explode. I was amazed at how fast the fireworks reached them.
I use to believe that the Sun and the Moon were the same thing - with the Sun on one side and the Moon on the other.
I was shocked in 1st grade when they told me there was no face on the moon. I hate to say this, guys, I still see it. I used to believe this was because the moon was a person.
I USED TO BEILIEVE THAT ANIMALS CAME FROM PLUTO BECAUSE THERE SPEICIES AND I THOUGHT WE WERE MONKEY THAT TURND INTO CAVE MEN THAT TURNED INTO HUMANS!
Like kids everywhere in the English-speaking world, I knew the rhyme "Twinkle, twinkle, little star" from early childhood. Except to me the word 'twinkle' meant not only the light stars gave off, but also the sound!
I was living in the Caribbean, where there were treefrogs singing every night. Now, our particular variety of treefrog made a very pretty, high-pitched sound, just the sort of sound you'd think the word 'twinkling' described. They were also just small, dull grey splotches about the size of a child's fingernail, very very hard to spot at night; and they never came out and sang until after dark, when the stars had come out too. And since I'd never seen a treefrog...of course that was the noise of the stars. Why would there be a nursery rhyme about it otherwise?
Not only did I never question this as a child, I didn't find out the error of my ways until I was 16, when we moved to London. One day I moaned to my mother that you couldn't hear the stars twinkle in the city.... It took her ages to work out what I was talking about!
I used to think, every time I saw the moon, that the sun was behind it and shining around and through it. I only realised when I was about 13 that if the sun was behind the moon the other half of the world wouldn't have any day time!
I used to wonder that if man wanted to reach the stars in rockets, why didn't he just go up at night? Duh!!!
I used to believe that a night turns into day after a man (like a night watchman) comes with his big flashlight and kinda point it towards the dark sky and use it like an eraser so it becomes a day. So used to pretend iwas asleep and wake up in the middle of the night and look out my window for the man with the flashlight and fall asleep until my eyes no longer could stay open.