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After learning about 'falling stars' in school, I'd sit for hours watching some random star, waiting for it to just fall. Guess I should have payed more attention in class...

Star Gazer
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My dad once told me that there was a man that went to the moon and that he got stuck. Then he said that the man wanted to tell his family he was ok, by making lumps on the moon in the shape of a smiley face (coz it looks like there is one).

Romy
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I was always interested in science. Somewhere I saw a textbook with a drawing of a cannon shooting a cannonball into orbit around the earth, to explain escape velocity. I was convinced that the moon had been shot out of a cannon to orbit the earth thereafter.

Lee
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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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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.

Rosey
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I believed many of those sparkling things in the sky were satellites. Every company, every satellite tv, radio, and telephone company had at least a dozen of them. It wasn't until I was in my early 20s that I learned in a college astronomy class that satellites are extremely hard to see. ... During a lab outdoors at night I pointed out to my professor (who happened to work for Nasa in his free time) what I though was a satellite. He informed me it was a star. I then proceeded to ask why it was flashing red, white, and blue then (because, American satellites flash lights that we can see, right?). He very flatly said "it's twinkling."

DumbDumb
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I USED TO BELIEVE THAT THE MOON EXISTED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF EATING ANY SIBLINGS THAT WOULD FIGHT WITH EACH OTHER.

Anon
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when i was 3 years old, i was driving to the store with my gradfather. it was kinda late at night and the moon was half full, i asked where the rest of the moon went, he then proceeded to tell me that cookie monster ate it. so from that point on to about the time i entered into school, where i learned better, i thought cookie monster ate the moon.

rach
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I was positively convinced that if i ran fast enough towards the moon, i would catch up to it.
The same occurs with shadows.
I spent hours trying to do this!
I never tried to do the same with the sun because, obviously, it was too hot and i could catch on fire!

Ash
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My older sister had come home from school one day and she told me that htey had learnd all about a planet called pluto. She told me about how pluto was very cold because it was a long way away from the sun. Being a little kid i watched cartoons all the time, and i thought that pluto was a doghouse floating out in space with a really cold dog inside. ( Pluto the Dog, from Mickey Mouse)

Becky-Sue
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II used to believe as a child When I laid out under the stars at night that they made a noise when Twinkeling, for years I believed it..than one day someone told me it was Crickets... that stars did not make a noise....I could not believe it...!
Judy

Judy Neely
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I used to think that whenever there was an eclipse and it was all over the news, the world was actually going to end. And I always was reliefed when it didn't and said that maybe next time they would. Nobody took the time to explain me that it was only temporary,

Sergio
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I used to believe that beyond the visible limits of the sky there is a garden of wonders.In that garden everything good(chocolates,toffies etc) were available in limitless quantity.You had to take a rocket to reach that pIace.I thought that all the space explorers like Yuri Gagarin et all actually went to explore that garden & take a munch at the goodies.

Saugata Dutta
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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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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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when i was younger and had those little bubbles that you blow i always believed that they were trying to go to outer space and that when they popped that is where they automatically appeared

bubblefreak
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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.

Alf was here
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I used to think that the moon and stars were holes in the sky that you could see heaven through.

Anon
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I remember being 3 years old hearing police sirens in the distance and incidentally looking at the moon. And so I thought it was the moon causing those mysterious noises.

Nick
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When I was about 7 or 8 I remember being out on the school field and looking up at the sky and wondering what it looked like from space. I had this image of a blue ball with all the oceans and continents, but with a big fried egg splattered across it. The yolk was the sun and the white was all the clouds.

The belief didn't last all that long but it was incredibly vivid and I still remember it now.

I still don't like fried egg very much either.

Aegir
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