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I used to believe that when we road in our open boat over the ocean and we hit a hard wave, that the boat was hitting the bottom
(ground, floor of the ocean.) When I got over and discovered the really true terror of fathoms and fathoms beneath me, I couldn't ever get on a boat again that crossed that 26 miles to Catalina.
A very early misconception, I thought the ocean floor was made of some kind of plastic grating I could fall through, which needless to say, kept me out of the ocean... I'm not sure where I got that from but I do have older brothers
When I was about four, I took my first trip to the petrifying fountain in Knaresborough. There were quite a few small teddy bears in the fountain, turned to stone. I didn't realise that this wasn't NORMAL water, so I thought that if I were to get my favourite teddy wet, it would turn to stone.
I remember while brushing my teeth my mother telling me we had well water in which I believed that an acutual whale was swimming in the water that we used.
For years I believed that there where populations of tiny, tiny people who lived around any water at all. They also lived in a vastly different time warp where time itself was super fast, so 1 of our seconds was a lifetime. So wiping up a spill on the counter involved wiping out the water supply for countless cities, and spilling water created huge tsunami's that wiped out whole civilizations.
When I was in grade 2 I was at Nanaimo B.C with my family. I was looking off the dock into the ocean and saw a HUGE bath plug at the bottom of the ocean. I told eveyerone afterwards that i had seen the plug to the ocean, and that if it was pulled the ocean water would get drained. I still think that if you pull that thing, there will no longer be a pacific ocean. Im 15 now.
When I was young, I thought that the sea had a giant plug and that you could let out all the water. I was convinced I'd seen it on a nature programme
I used to look for raisins in the ocean when mum told me to be careful of the currents
When my lil brother was a tot he wandered away from our beach picnic....slowly wading himself into the water...up to his head....when rescued he replied, "THAT WATER TRIED TO DROWN ME"...
I used to think that the shallow part of the lake was a different type of watter than the deep part of the lake.
I used to think that fountains were taps left running all day. Could never work out where all the water used to go to.
ever since i was a baby, we have owened a beach house, and up until i was 7 i used to believe that the waves would stop crashing on the shore at 7.00pm, when i went to bed.
To me it made perfect sense, I as a child got tired, so why wouldnt the ocean, get tired of churning up water???
when I was around 5/6 I didn't know what a drought was back in the 70's so I thought if I took a cup of water outside and poured it into the street gutter that it would find a stream somewhere and add to that to fill up the other streams which led to rivers,ponds,lakes,etc... and finally end up in the ocean.Uh... nope..My mom wondered back then what on earth I was doing making sporadic trips with a cup of water. Then she told me the truth. Man I must of made about 3 dozen trips every so often thinking I was ''helping'' !!
When I was young, I believed everything my older sister told me. SO, when we visited Niagara Falls when I was 8 years old, I asked her if the falls ran all night. She told me they turned them off at midnight. And I believed her.
When I was a little girl, we went to a public pool that has fish in it. we drove a good 200 miles to go swim at this pool, and right as we get there my grandma tells all of us grandkids, "If you get in the water the little fishes will swim up your butt!" needless to say Nobody went swimming that day!
I used to believe you got high tides when the sea was full (I lived on the Thames, then)
I used to believe that all rivers ran south, or down. This just had to the truth because the rivers were on the big pull-down map hanging in our classroom and the fact that gravity makes water run down.
When i was little, the town pool was called the 'Old Mill' although i thought it was the Old Milk and i used to think that everyones wasted milk was put into that pool.
When I was younger, my brother told be that mud puddles were actually chocolate milk! I would drink the water by the cup fulls!
When I was younger I used to be scared to go swimming at my cabin because the waves made the water look like jello and I thought I would be sucked in and trapped.