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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.

Bikernerd
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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.

Nerd
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When I was 7, there was a speical about asteriods, since there was one that was passing by Earth. I didn't understand it correctly, and I thought the asteriod was going to hit Earth and kill everyone. So I bothered my father daily to make a basement to protect us, and when he told me 'no', I made my own fort and would spend all day looking for any asteriods in the sky.

Jennifer S.
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And when I was little I believed that the Moon was really the Earth and there no Moon at all. My mom then confronted me with this question: if that is the Earth, and there is no moon, what are we standing on? I patiently explained to her that there is a huge ziplock baggy hanging from the moon with dirt in it -- and that is what we were standing on.

John T
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When I was about four, I thought we all lived *in* the Earth, that the sky was a giant solid dome that had a door for astronauts to get through and that all the pictures of Earth from space where just pictures of the outside of the sky dome.

Jerry
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When I was a child we spent alot of time outside at night camping etc...I used to associate the sounds crickets with the stars in the sky. I thought that the stars were making the noise when crickets chirp each time they twinkled.

Anon
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I used to believe that we lived on a planet called 'The World', so I told my mom when I grew up I wanted to visit Earth.

AJ
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When I was 5 I thought that the hole planet was a gigantic kinder surprise and that one day someone would open it and find us!

Maria Nikolaou
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I used to believe that on the Fourth of July, when they did fireworks, that they were shooting rockets into space and blowing up stars. I would scream and cry because I was scared that the stars pieces would smush me.

Halana
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until i was 7 or 8, i believed i could see the earth spinning on its axis. i eventually learned it was just the clouds moving, and was utterly devastated.

astrid
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One day a friend and I were playing in my backyard when we found a tomato worm. For those of you that have never seen one of these it looks like a large, green and thorny caterpiller. But We thought it was a baby alien and squished it with a stick before it could take over our brains

JewLea
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I used to believe black holes moved quickly through outer space, and if they got too close to Earth, they would wander around on the surface sucking people up.

Anon
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I have no idea why, but I thought that the constellation Orion would shoot us with arrows when he was in the sky. We were safe as long as we were in a building or vehicle; but when we got out of the car to go into our house, it was risky. I used to anxiously watch the stars whilst my dad unlocked the door, hoping we'd get inside in time.

Rachel J.
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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!

DisturbedRa
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I used to believe that Sometimes when you looked in the sky at night you would see the Earth up there. Just like the moon!

Tyler
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My brother believed that the moon was a "Western world" because it looked black and white, like an old western television show.

Jeremy - in Austin
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My younger brother used to be afraid of shooting stars. This is because he thought that if you eyed a shooting star, it would actually shoot you with a gun!

kelsey
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I used to believe that when it is night time and the Stars are flashing, they are taking pictures of you. Then when you get to Heaven you get to see a photo album of your life under the stars.

StudlyChris (Phoenix)
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When I was little my older sister said that the Earth is a huge ball. After that I began to belive that we live inside of the ball and there are gigants who played with that ball and when they do earthquakes happen. I also belived that inside my ball there are tiny people, who have tiny balls and inside their balls there are tinier people......

Slushyyy
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A childhood friend confessed to me that she used to think the stars in the sky were from a gigantic American flag that would cover the sun at night like a window shade. For some reason, only the blue starry part would cover her neighborhood but other places were covered by the red and white stripes.

Anon
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