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My brother and I used to believe that the Moon had invisible legs. When riding in the back seat with our parents, we were always amazed how the Moon was able to keep up and we could never see it's legs.
I used to think that the moving lights in the night sky were the stars being moved around to keep the sky more interesting.
I didn't know they were airplanes.
I use to believe that the earth rotates on actually axes....i just pictured it spinning on red handle axes
I used to believe that each person/family in the world lived on a different planet in the solar system. My family and I, for example, lived on Earth, while my friend lived on the moon. Another friend of mine then, quite obviously, lived on Mars, and so on. I realised this was wrong when I noticed I was able to visit my friends at their houses without any help from NASA.
My 3 year old niece wanted to know what color her swing set was. She was told it had been red but that the sun faded it out. She tells the sun every day that her favorite color is purple in the belief that the sun will change it to that color.
When I was a kid, I thought the stars made the chirping noise the crickets make at night, The twinkling seemed to blend with the chirping, so I naturally thougth the stars made the noise.
My older brother had a space background on his school portrait, and he told me they sent you on a rocket to space to get the photo taken. Imagine my excitement on school picture day, and subsequent disappointment 😂
I used to think we didn't live on a planet just on the "ground" and all the planets and stars were up above us. I thought this until one day my mom said something about us living on planet Earth and I said "What we live on a PLANET?"
I always saw a crocodile on the moon, none of this man-in-the-moon nonsense
When I was 6 years old, I thought that if I'll tie about 100 baloons from a rope and I'll get on the other end of it, I'll fly. The single thing that didn't made me jump from a building with 8 levels was the thought: what if there are too many ballons and they'll take me up in the sky and I'll never go down again?
My sister and I believed that we lived inside the earth and that when they sent shuttles into space someone would have to go up on a giant ladder to patch the hole in the sky.
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...
When I was very young my Grandfather told me how the moon was made of Green Cheese. My evil older sister told me how the moon was important to life everywhere, and if it wasn't here we would all die. She also told me everytime I ate cheese from earth, I was taking it away from the moon, and if I ate too much cheese, the world would colapse. She was always mean.
I used to think that the planets were really expensive airplanes, and they all had rings which were the decks to the plane. I couldn't wait until I was older and rich enough to travel on a planet. And I thought everyone would go out on the decks as we sailed through the sky, to have drinks and snacks.
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 a wee kid I used to believe that the sun was good and the moon was evil because when the sun was out everyone would enjoy it and talk about how nice a day it was but when it was night time bad things happened like criminals and werewolves roaming the streets and this was all due to the vengeful moon who was the evil mastermind behind it all.
A friend of mine believed that planets could become pregnant and give birth to new planets. She claimed that she saw a planet-birth on TV.
Needless to say, I was rather confused by hearing this, and spent the next few months wondering whether or not I should believe her. :-)
When I was young I had a plan to shoot big piles of paper up to the sun so it would never burn out.
I used to believe that a new sun crossed the sky every day and set down into a pile of old suns just over the big hill to the west. They were left to cool off and then sliced up to make margarine.
I used to believe that when the sun sets, it means it ran out of batteries, and it recharges during the night.
I also believed the sun ran on batteries.