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In Britain where I live, the main feature on ordinary postage stamps is a picture of the queen's head. Once when my mother had a letter which she was going to post, I drew a picture of the queen's head on it. I didn't understand why she said that was no good and we needed a proper stamp.

Alan (England)
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One day i was riding my bike around the neighboorhood and i saw a police car, i thought that it was going to arrest somebody, I thought that it didnt matter if the siren was off or on. so i followed the police car with my bike and it pulled into the drive way. I wated hours and hours expected the policeman to come out and arrest somebody. It turned out that that was where the policeman lived...

Jake Billy Smelly Fart
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I used to believe that a topless bar was like a bar which has no roof on it.

Anon
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As a child, I had some very strange ideas about the world, traffic crossing poles in particular. You know how when you want to cross the street, you press the button on the pole, right? My mom always told me that pressing it multiple times wouldn't make it go faster, but still I saw people doing so every day. So, I came to the conclusion that somewhere there was a big office that tracked every time each individual traffic crossing button was pressed, and produce a 'beep' noise. I thought to myself, "Gee, what a boring job," so I often pressed it to the beat of a catchy tune, so that it would 'beep' the same tune to the office workers and make their day more interesting.

Alison
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I used to think that trash and stuff on the side of the street had feelings, so I felt I had to rescue it or else it would get cold and lonely.
Those poor rappers...

cool cat
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I used to beleive that late at night after I went to sleep that the houses in my neighborhood would come to life and play Soccer.

Loser
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When I was little my mom told me that the balls on electical lines were put there so that when there was a big flood the electrical lines would float. I believed this since the only time I had seen them was on electrical lines that were over a bridge.

Amanda
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The concept of moving was very limited to me when I was about 5 or so. I didnt realize people lived in apartments or kids moved away from home or new houses were built! So when we talked about moving to a new house, I thought that meant everyone in the world had to move, like the giant shifting of a long line, so all the houses were still occupied only by different people. It frightened me to think that we were so instumental in the world's housing crisis. I felt guilty and didnt want to be the one to tell the world that everyone had to move...again.

Candy
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We lived on a dead-end street. At the end of the block, there was a sewer drain that ran the entire width of the street. I thought that underneath that part of our street was the actual location of Hell.

Kathi
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Up until about the age of 9 I thought that the directional would tell you where to go if you got lost.

Kristen
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There used to be little round signs with silhouttes of a little girl and a little boy that said WANTED ALIVE! I couldn't figure out who they were or why they were wanted.

Colleen
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I used to believe that the lollipop lady gave out free lollipops (didn't we all?!) and every morning I'd walk straight up to her, put on my sweetest smile and try to look cute and innocent. As you've probably guessed, I was very offended when she gave me no lollipop.Huff!! (',')

Ireland
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Everytime I was in the car with my dad when I was little,and we would drive over rumble strips on the highway, he would tell us that there were frogs under the car. I'm 23 and still think of that everytime I go over them.

Anon
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I used to believe the balls on the wires (for planes to see) were from the circus and that they had accidently left them(sorta like a tightrope)

Leigh
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The strip of marquee lights flashing over the box office kept right on moving - right into the theatre walls, around the entire perimeter and back out again.

The sign reading, "Star Want Ads" I was convinced should read, "Star WANTS Ads", seeing as how they were promoting them so much.

Emily
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I used to believe that little trapped slave kids lived inside streetlights and operated them, because I thought I heard one "crying out to me" one time when I was walking by.

Anon
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I used to think that if you wanted to rent a Uhaul moving van, you had to use a van that had the name of the state you were moving to on the side (all of the vans feature a random U.S. state), and if they didn't have the state you wanted, you either had to pick another one or wait until somebody from that state moved to where you lived so that a van from the right state would be there. I even thought there a waiting list for popular states.

Kathy
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When I was young, I was quite confused about the purpose of elevators. I understood what they did, but I was always confused by the signs instructing you "in case of fire, do not use elevator". I always thought that meant that in case there was ever a fire, you should never use the elevators. So I wondered, why did they even bother to put them in?

Bethany
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i used to beileve that my neighbor would spy on us so at night iwould cover up all the windows and in the day i made sure every one in my house went out side

dcdbzfan
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I was intrigued by barber poles. I would watch them continuously to see where the ribbons went and where they came from. I imagined them as being incredibly long, and I couldn't figure out how all that ribbon fit in there.

Kay
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