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Whenever it rained I used to believe that God pushed this powerful button to control the intensity, duration, and time of day the rain would fall.
In elementary school, I misread the word "cumulus" and thought cumulus clouds were actually "Columbus clouds." I realized by sixth grade that I'd been wrong, but I still like the picture "Columbus clouds" gives me of the explorer leaning forward at the front of the ship, guided by the huge stacks of white clouds passing across a cerulean blue sky. So for me, "Columbus clouds" they will remain.
When I was about 5 years old I believed that if I put a thermometer in the freezer, it would start to snow outside. I even tried it once but my grandmother found out and put a quick stop to my experiment.
When I was little and I heard a weather report in the winter, I always wondered why they gave two temperatures: one for the "windshield factory" and one for everyone else. I couldn't figure out why it would have to be so much colder where they made windshields. I don't remember how long I thought this before I learned about the wind chill factor.
used to believe that clouds were porridge
When I was a child I used to belived that the clouds
came down to drink water.
In the 70's there was lots of talk about the ice age on TV. Of course I assumed it was going to happen in my lifetime and was worried about it. I imagined we would all have to live in massive submarines in the water under the ice. I figured each submarine would be it's own country.
I thought snow had diamonds in it because it sparkles when the sun hits it.
Wind came from children who were being punished - they were forced to stand in a barn and an old man made them all blow in the same direction to make wind.
I grew up in Florida and my grandparents lived in NY. I always loved the snow so my grandfather told me that he would send me a snow ball. Weeks later I recieved a moth ball in a babyfood jar labeled 'snow ball'...I believed for YEARS that it was a snow ball.
My dad thought when he was little, rain was caused by army guys in the clouds with rain guns.
i used to think that when it was foggy outside that the world had turned upside down and the clouds were on the ground instead of in the sky.
when I was young I believed that when God was angry and sad, that's when we see rain and thunder...
I used to believe that Global Warming (aka greenhouse gases) were actually caused by greenhouses. I saw a greenhouse in a movie and I shouted Greenhouse Gasses! I got strange looks from people in the audience.
I use to believe that when it storm that God was doing his work. And when the sun came out while it was raining , that the devil was beating his wife.
when my cousin first learned the water cycle he told me about evaporation, and told me that was when the water on the ground suddenly flew up into the air and that i was too small so i would be sucked up with it, and he told me that if this happened he would have to tackle me and hold me down..so i went on for years fearing that one day it would rain up instead of down and some random guy would tackle me and hold me down so i didn't fly into the clouds
I used to believe that the top of the clouds looked exactly the way it did on the Care Bears Cartoon and if you looked at the clouds you could see a care bear peeking over the sides
I used to believe that every time that it was raining, God was peeing and every time it hailed, God was pooping little balls of ice on us.
I thought that power stations made clouds, that was their only job and that's the only reason we had clouds.
I used to believe that when the clouds used to come down over the mountains as it got darker that they were tucking the mountains in for bed