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When I was little, I used to think that the moon was following me when I rode in the car. If i was in trouble, I would remind my parents that the moon was going to take me from them if they weren't nice!
I was convinced that the moon was actually a spacecraft that was operated by a bunch of scientists who all looked like either Sigourney Weaver or Uhura from Star Trek, except for the captain who was an old fat bald-headed guy. They all used supercomputers to move the moon across the sky, and would make it rise at different times each day to confuse people.
Over 20 years ago (it is presently 2009) I felt sure that one day Pluto would be declared to be not a true planet (No kidding!).
I used to believe that when my parents talked about 'watching the ball drop' on New Year's Eve that everyone watched the moon fall from the sky. I didn't know it had anything to do with Dick Clark and Times Square!!
I believed that the sun and the moon were two different sides of the same thing, with the sun side showing during the day, and the moon side during the night.
I thought that fireworks were a natural phenomenon, like lightening or shooting stars. I didn't find out the truth until one fourth of July when I asked my mom how they 'knew' when it was time to go off.
I believed for years that the sun and moon were the same thing - it just glowed more in the day :)
I used to think the world as seen from space was just the outer shell. People, cities and even the sky were inside the globus! So then it made sense to me why nuclear rockets would destroy the world: they would shoot up and pierce the world's outer shell.
I thought the moon rose in the west and set in the east, because it was the opposite of the sun. I didn't discover otherwise until fourth grade.
I was convinced that the moon was God's fingernail, and that he grew it and grew it and finally cut it, and then it grew again.
Not my belief, but I knew someone who truly believed the sun was only bright on one side, and someone turned it around at night so we could all get to sleep. This belief was shattered on one of those evenings when you can see the moon in the sky while the sun is setting - but she believed until she was over twenty years old.
I used to believe I was the only one who could see the moon during the day because no one else ever talked about it.
I used to believe that moon tasted like melon. I still kind of believe in it:)
I used to like Neopets when I was 11 until I was around 14, and I believed that the brightest star in the sky at night was Neopia. Now I know it's Venus...I always knew it was Venus until that short time I thought it was Neopia.
Me and my friend used to believe that space was in God's belly
i used to believe that the sun was a big heater spining around
Once, when looking at a sharp crescent moon, my mom pointed at it said "Look, the Cheshire Cat!"
Of course I know better, but I STILL imagine the crescent moon being the Cheshire Cat's smile!
When I was young, my sister told me the stars get in the sky when I'm not looking by shooting out of the flowers at night! One night, I actually sat on the patio watching the flowers in our yard, waiting for the stars to come out!
I used to beleive that the northern lights were a set of lights of various colours that flew around the earth.
I used to believe that the world was solid and that the stars were the little holes that the astronauts would use to get out to outer space.