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I used to believe that universe is very much part of our world. Stars are twinkling because there are many matter between the star and me which is obstructing the view, like when we travel in the train in night and see a distant light flickering through many obstruction which cannot be seen in the dark. I used to also believe that since earth is rotating at the surface nearly 5 miles per second. so, why not the aeroplane merely stand in the sky and drop down when the earth moves below and come to the destination.
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Asesh Datta (44)
When I was about five or so, one of my friends told me that when you see the moon while it's still light out, you're really seeing the other side of the earth. I half-belived it for years... ^^;;
i was told in grade school that there was end to space ... so i often wonder that if spaced ended what was on the other side? ... more space?
When I was little and the news would talk about "illegal aliens" I thought they seriously meant aliens from outer space! I thought Omigod! Not only are they aliens but they are illegal!
when i was young, i refused to believe what my teacher said that you can't count the stars in the universe. i was so resolved that i can do it before i'm 20, so everynight for almost 3 weeks, i saw to it that i counted at least 20 stars... making a mental note where i "stopped" counting the previous night! I finally stopped when for 3 straight nights it rained heavily and since i saw no stars during that time - i thought the sky wiped away all the stars that i've already counted and no way, i'll start from 1 again!
When i was 4 years old i thought the moon was made out of a potato chip
There was an old Earthworm Jim episode that said that the universe was contained within a giant snowglobe. I believed it and refused to shake any snowglobes for a few years because I thought it would be killing a bunch of innocent aliens.
From the ages of 5-13 I always thought that there was a door to the universe, because I just couldn't make sense of the fact that it was never ending. I thought there were loads of 'rooms' full of galaxies and planets.
When i was a little girl,I used to believe that people went skiing on the moon.It seemed to me that the moon was a perfect place for skiing,and I could even see the mountains covered in snow.Still,it never occured to me to even imagine how those people got there.Hm...I begin to wonder...
When I was in first grade and told how HUGE the stars were and how far apart, I couldn't figure out how all that could get into my little eye.
When I was about 3, my parents took me to a museum. There was a display that consisted of a small alcove with a large model of the Moon suspended in it. The walls of the alcove were pitch-black and dotted with stars. Dad asked me if I wanted to touch the Moon and feel the craters. I was really excited, until he lifted me over the railing so I could reach the model. I looked down and saw more blackness and stars, and concluded that I was being dangled over empty space. I freaked out, pleading with Dad to not drop me into outer space!
As a child, I thought that the sun was a 'big ball of fire'.
I wondered why the 'fire' wouldn't go out permanently when the sun 'fell' into the sea every evening.
And if the sun DID fall into the sea, why was the sea not the source of fried fish ?
This belief came from living on the sea front :)
When I was a little girl I used to get very excited at dusk. The reason for this was that the stars started to come out and begin to "twinkle". It was only until I was older that I realised the "twinkling" sound I thought the stars were making was actually the sounds of crickets in our garden.
I used to believe that at the end of the universe was a big plywood wall.
I used to belief that the sky can be touched by anyone
When we used to go out in the car at night i would look up at the moon and wonder why we never left it behind. I figured out that there was a man in the moon driving it and following us.
Now my mum had previously told me that the moon was made out of cheese, so i obviously came to the conclusion that he ate the cheese to stay alive which is why the moon has holes in it..........i still believe there is a man in the moon to this very day, i mean how else would you explain it?? ;)
When I was little I thought that the stars were the light of heaven shining through rips in the sky (think the fabric of night). When the pieces of fabric from the rips fell to earth they became violets. Good violets became amythests when the died. What's the difference between a good violet and a bad violet? Beats me.
I used to believe that the moon was actually America. My mum told me it was a long way away and you had to get a plane there, which went stright up!
I thought the moon was a beach ball hung up in the sky by a cup hook, and that when my father came home from the Army (World War II) he would climb up a ladder and unhook it so I could play with it. I was incensed at my mother for laughing at me when I informed her that Daddy would get the moon down for me when he came home.
my sister told me that when the moon was waning that neant the air was eating the moon. i never could figure how the moon became whole again.