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When I was 5 I used to believe that a tornado was a big ball that smashed everything that it rolled over.
So one day me and my friend tried to make a tornado trap. We used wood with nails sticking up so that when the tornado rolled over it, it would pop. It never worked, I was upset until I saw a real tornado on tv.
I used to think that clouds were attached to the sky and the earth turned underneath them. Some days the earth turned faster than the day before, sometimes it turned the other way. Wind was caused by the turning of the earth.
As a little freak of a kid I believed that acid rain would severely burn someone, and that it made a sizzling sound upon contact with the flesh.
When I was younger, I thought that snow days when school was canceled it was so all the kids could have a good time and play outside in the snow... it did not occur to me that it was because the cars could not drive on the icey roads... heh heh...
That the "glitter" in crispy snow was angels
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.
I used to believe that the wind was from the earth turning.
I used to believe that when it rained, Angels were crying. And when it thundered, the Greek Gods were playing bowling.
When I was young I used to believe that when it rained, God was peeing on the Earth. My grandma got mad.
I used to believe that when it rained in one place, it rained all over the world. When told that this wasn't true, I imagined that there was an imaginary line, and that one side would be intense rain, while the other, only few feet away, would be clear and sunny.
When I was little I thought that all clouds were made from aeroplanes, because they always left a line of "cloud" behind them in the sky
I used to believe that when it rained or snowed where we lived, it was raining or snowing all over the rest of the entire world too.
I used to believe that tornados were giants that looked like the Jolly Green Giant except that they were red like tomatoes. I was always afraid one would come loudly walking up to our house and try to reach in thru our back windows to get me.
I used to believe that there were male and female rainbows. Male rainbows were shaped like a curved arch (what you usually see) and female rainbows were shaped like a ribbon tied in a bow. Of course, female rainbows were very rare.
I always believed that you had to carry a little hammer in the car when driving through freezing fog. I just couldnt understand how else you would be able to contiue with your journey unless you smashed a little hole in the fog!
I knew about the weather balloon and how they let it go up into the sky but I use to believe that we knew what the weather was going to be like because God would put a sticky note or something on it and send it back down to the weather people.
I used to believe that at night, the dark clouds in the sky were actually monsters out to get me, causing much hiding behind the curtains.
Life was v difficult, considering I live in Manchester, England- where a clear sky is a rare occurence....
When I was little I used to beleive that when it rained it was actually angels taking baths and splashing water everywhere.
I used to believe that by whistling, the wind would blow harder...so up until the 5th grade when I found out this wasn't true, I kept on whistling and my friends would ask me what I was doing.
My wife looked out of our sunroof one day and said, "It's funny how they do that." I just said... "Do What?" And she said, "The Cloud makers!"...... She thought that airplanes were there to make clouds.