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I used to believe that the moon was a giant mirror and, if I had a powerful enough telescope, I could see myself waving at myself.
I saved a "lava-rock" for years because my dad convinced me after seeing a shooting star that he found it. It wasn't till I was like 20 something and telling the story that it hit me, I was duped... (he even waited for it to cool) lol
When I looked at the globe, I used to believe for a long time that the world (and us) was actually inside the giant blue sphere and the blue sphere was the blue sky.
After reading a book to the class about the solar system, one of my daycare kids believed the sun was going to blow up within days and Earth would be gone. I found out from his concerned parents the next day and it took alot of convincing to make him think otherwise.
When my mother was little she believed that night was the result of the world being put inside a paper bag so everyone could go to sleep. The stars and the moon was the outside light shining through the air holes.
When I was a little girl, going outside at night was always something that filled me with awe because I believed that the sound of crickets was the sound of the stars twinkling
I used to believe that rain comes from Space.
When I was 6 I believed that on nice summer days you can see the world spin if you just look hard enough :)
When I was younger I used to believe that each part of the world had a different sun. So the sun in Africa was different from the sun in Europe and when I drew pictures I would draw 5 or more suns in the sky.
when i was little I used to believe that at night the sun flipped around and the moon was on the back of it and they would jsut rotate during day or night
I used to believe that when you blew a bubble and it floated out of sight before popping, it would turn into a planet.
When I was a child we spent alot of time outside at night camping etc...I used to associate the sounds crickets with the stars in the sky. I thought that the stars were making the noise when crickets chirp each time they twinkled.
When I was young I didn't know we lived on a planet or about gravity. Then one day my grandma told me we lived on the planet Earth and how gravity worked. As soon I realized that Earth was just a ball floating in the middle of space I was too scared to move. I thought that my movement would cause the "ball" to drop instantly and we would all die. I would also walk around holding on to things since Earth was a sphere and I was scared of falling off the planet.
Up until I was about 12 I thought why it becomes night time is because of the moon blocking the sun (obviously that would really be a solar eclipse)
I used to believe you could walk on clouds. And you would be able to walk in space on the edge of the world.
As a child I believed that the earth was an electron, the sun was the center and the solar system an atom, and continued until the universe was like a set of molecules until several universes forming a human body ..... Sometimes I still think the same thing
When i was 11 years old, i belief that when stars are broken, it falls in the see and again it is born as a star fish...
This is my co-worker's sister-in-law and niece. He said that for the longest time, and sadly well into their adulthoods, they believed that the sun and the moon were actually the same object, but that it was just darker at night.
I used to think that if you went to the bottom of the Earth (the south pole), you would fall off into space and float around there.
When i was about 5 or 6 i thought that all the atmosphere was held down by the ozone layer. i always worried about spaceships popping it or the shock wave from an atomic bomb letting air out.