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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.
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!
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)
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,
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.
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.
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
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 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."
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.
My dad was (and still is) an amateur astronomer. He told me about how we were all made of the same matter as stars. Me being about five at the time, I ran around looking to see if I could find "stardust" in things. I swear I saw some in a brick one time...
My daughter was 3 when the astronoughts landed on the moon. She believed that they got there by climbing a ladder
until i was about 6, i was completely convinced the moon was made of pudding. i would always try to convince my mom to take me to the moon so i could try the pudding.
I was a kid when the Soviets got Sputnik up. I asked my father if that wasn't dangerous--I thought we lived inside the earth, and that a satellite would poke a hole through the other side when it came our way. After he stopped laughing, he explained that we actually lived on the outside. Then, I worried about falling off!
When I was a kid, I had a metal globe of the earth. I was under the impression that we lived on the inside of the shell, not the outside. I kept asking my Dad how can planes fly without hitting the inside of the planet. He had no idea what I was talking about.
When I was like, 8 to 9, i saw a drawing of "plantet X" which was a purple planet with a big red X on it.
I believed it looked like this for years.
When I was young and looked into the night sky on a clear evening, I believed that I was looking at God's Light Bright after he removed all of the colored pegs.
When I was a child I believed that if I fell off the earth I would end up on the Plante of The Apes.
I used to point the torch to the sky and belived if i waited long enough i would be able to see the light of my torch on the sky..... silly me.....
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...!