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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...

Drops of Jupiter
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My daughter was 3 when the astronoughts landed on the moon. She believed that they got there by climbing a ladder

Cathie
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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.

roy
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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!

MAW
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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.

Rebecca

Rebecca Glantz
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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.

Nahtiak
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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.

Jessica Tempest
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When I was a child I believed that if I fell off the earth I would end up on the Plante of The Apes.

IslandGirlie
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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.....

Sunil S Rao
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I used to think the moon was a giant rock type thing with space dust on it...now I am much older and know that it is made out of cheese.

Anon
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I specifically remember looking out at the sky on our porch one night...it was cloudy, but the clouds blended in with the sky, and so I figured it was just a starless sky.

So I turn to my grandmother, and tell her "The stars ran out of batteries!"

Later on I found out that stars did not run on batteries at all, but it was fun to think while it lasted.

Katie H.
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I used to believe that the sun was following me

-yacine-91-
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When I looked outside and I saw how the moon would change from one day to weeks later, I thought it was from "smurfs", or little blue alien people eating the moon because I thought it was made of cheese. The less of the moon was showing, the more the "smurfs" ate. And when it was a new moon, the "smurfs" would eat all of it and slowly the moon cheese would grow back to a full moon, and that's when the "smurfs" would start eating it again.

Alea
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I used to believe that stars were actually little holes in the ceiling of the sky where you could see the light from heaven shine through.

Sonja
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I used to believe that the dark spots on the moon were astronauts walking around. I would sit on my front porch every night and talk to them, and I would wave and say hello :)

April
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I used to believe the sun went into a hole when it was dark out and the moon came out of a hole, the holes looked like craters, and they had big dirt plate covers.

Jason MOore
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I never knew that the moon revolved around the earth until I was in my early thirties...and only then, because I noticed
one night that the moon had moved. I must have missed that day of school.

Barbara
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I told my brother the Moon was actually a giant's head. That two giants were battling and one lopped off the head of the other and threw it into the sky, and that's why you see a face on the Moon. He believed it for a couple hours, until our Dad interfered.

Anon
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I used to believe that the sound of crickets at night was the noise the stars made when they sparkled.

Jane
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Oh Lord not me but this woman my father used to date and her daughter also believed that the sun and the moon were the same celestial body. No shit.

Anon
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