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I used to belive that if you travelled up the outer space, you would in the end come up from the water at a beach in annother universe

Sølvi Liasjø
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Shortly after I got my first pair of glasses (I was 7), I woke up at night and looked out the window to see the night sky FILLED with big luminous globes of light. I was convinced it was an alien invasion until I put my glasses on to see better and realized they were stars.

Andy
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when I was young, I thought that the shadows on the moon were the faces of people that had died, and that that was where you went when you died.

labant
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i used to believe that the moon was the sun at night, and still have some trouble coming to terms with the fact that it isnt.

andrea
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I had a friend when I ( and she ) were 14, argued vociferously over the fact that she believed the Earth had four suns. Her argument hinged on the fact that 'How else could the sun in Spain be so much hotter than England?' No amount of reasoning would convince her otherwise. I wonder if she has changed her mind yet?

Anon
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I used to believe that the moon was a street light that had come off its stalk and was floating around like a balloon in the sky. This explained why the moon shifted around so much in the sky.

Bindy Bonnette
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My brothers told me that the moon would become a crescent because the army was shooting at it. (we were army-brats)

Rebecca
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I used to believe that crescent moons were the bits of fingernail I bit off my thumb that had inexplicably floated into the sky, and glowed there to remind me not to bite my nails.

Anon
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When I was in science class, they said the earth rotates on an imaginary line called the axis. I didn't know what imaginary is, so I thought at the north and south pole, there really was a big pole coming out of the ground. I wanted to go see it!

Axis
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When my mother was little she believed that night was the result of the world being put inside a paper bag so everyone could go to sleep. The stars and the moon was the outside light shining through the air holes.

A.G.
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When I was a kid, I thought NASA had landed on every planet, not just the moon.. and I thought they went to their all the time. I believed this on up to my late teen years.

Wendy
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I used to believe that the world, Earth, was enclosed in glass, like one of those snow globes.

G
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i used to believe that each country was its own "world" or "planet". but, i never thought about how one really got around between countries; i think i had a vague notion that aeroplanes were like spaceships.

david chin
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I used to believe that space ended in a blue velvet curtain and if you looked through this curtain you would see God with a long white beard sitting on a golden throne.

Chrissie MacDougall
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I used to believe that we lived inside the world, not on it. I thought there was the outer layer of the earth behind the sky, and once asked my dad how could space shuttles pierce through the thick layer of soil surrounding (!) the sky!

OveRMinD
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I used to think that astronauts were astrosnorts, which were pigs that flew out of space!

Fahmeda
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I used to believe that the earths rotation meant that we were rolling closer to the sun and someday we will be squished by the sun because we got too close.

I know better now!
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I used to beleive that the moon was where the local fair was.

tah
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When I was young I didn't know we lived on a planet or about gravity. Then one day my grandma told me we lived on the planet Earth and how gravity worked. As soon I realized that Earth was just a ball floating in the middle of space I was too scared to move. I thought that my movement would cause the "ball" to drop instantly and we would all die. I would also walk around holding on to things since Earth was a sphere and I was scared of falling off the planet.

Anon
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I saved a "lava-rock" for years because my dad convinced me after seeing a shooting star that he found it. It wasn't till I was like 20 something and telling the story that it hit me, I was duped... (he even waited for it to cool) lol

Brandon Tutor
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