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My classmate used to believe that the earth would travel partway around the sun and then stop and rest and that's what our four seasons were.
I was playing with a friend when I first saw a quarter moon. I went inside and nervously informed my mother, "Mom...Sorry but, I broke the moon."
I believed for the longest time that that huge fireworks couldn't just explode in the sky. That wouldn't do it. I really believed that they had to hit a star before they could explode. I was amazed at how fast the fireworks reached them.
I used to believe, after many discussions with my older brother, that prawns came from the planet Mars... and that is how the planet got its colour.
I thought the sky was a mirror and that when I looked up at the moon it was really earth and I used to wave to myself.
A billboard sign read: Moonshine kills.
I thought being caught outside by the moon would kill me. Humph.
By seeing small circle at the bottom of the World Map representing the Poles, i used to believe that astronauts go out of earth through that hole.
i used to belive the moon could hear my life, and she enjoyed listemning to it, so sometimes I would say "said Kate" after speakeng, for Ex
"Hello said Kate"
I used to believe that all the stars in the sky were little living things called diggits. I gave them this name because whenever they appeared I would always hear this diggit noise. This was of course only the crickets, but at 6 years old I could know no better. Anyway, I made up a whole history about the digits and how they followed their leader, the king diggit, the moon.
For quite a while, I believed that space shuttles could only go to the moon at night, because you can't see the moon during the day and therefore wouldn't be able to navigate your way to it.
When I was about 4 and I saw the clouds moving sideways, I thought that Earth was moving closer to the Sun
I used to believe that when the cow "jumped over the moon", he milked on it so that's why the moon was white..and was made of cheese because milk was in the moon.
This is not my belief but one that a young girl in my colege astonomy class held. Despite a lot of ribbing and scientific evidence to the contrary, this poor girl still believes what her Mother told her when she was a child.
Her belief was that the sun and the moon are the same. In other words, the sun turns into the moon when night falls.
I used to believe I was the only one who could see the moon during the day because no one else ever talked about it.
When I was a child, riding in a car at nighttime, I would occasionally see a full moon. I believed it was a bathroom ceiling light fixture. I still feel that way.
During an Eclipse (while I was at primary school) our head teachertold us that one day the Sun would run out and it would always be this dark. This led to a great deal of crying, believing it was likely to happen very shortly, if not now.
i used to believe that stars really were star shaped, i realised at the age of 34 how wrong i was.
When a celestial Comet streaked across the night sky sometime in the 1970's...my parents kept pointing up at the night sky for days saying "Look at the comet, right there, can you see it?" I spent the next several years looking for a "Comic Strip" like The Peanuts and Beetle Bailey somehow visable in the evening sky...always disappointed.
When I learned about the rotation of the Earth, I thought that meant that whenever I moved, the Earth moved under me, so I was technically in the same space I was born in.
I used to believe that the moon was actually America. My mum told me it was a long way away and you had to get a plane there, which went stright up!