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When i was little i used to think that every house owned a street light and every time someone turned their lights on in their home, the street light they owned turned on at night and when it wasnt on someone was out of their house. It did confuse me when the lights were kept on during the day.

Chelsea, UK
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When I was growing up, we would pass what I had assumed to be a playground for adults everyday on the way to my preschool. They looked like so much fun, and I couldn't wait until the day I was old enough to play on these upscale jungle gyms. It wasn't until I was about seven that my mother crushed my dreams by informing me that these were not playgrounds, but instead electrical substations.

Mackynzie
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Up untill i was about 10 yrs old i used to think that cats eyes (those little reflective things in the middle of the road) were minature gas lamps and every night the old man that lived underneath the road would go along and light every single one individually with a giant match!!

Jenna
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I used to believe that nobody could see me if I was naked outside in the snow because I would blend in.

sarah
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Whenever my family took car trips when I was young, I believed that instead of the car moving, the world would move for us instead...
I was a very egocentric child.

Gretchen
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i used to belive that the 'to let' signs on houses used to say 'toilet' and that ppl were letting ppl use the toilets in there houses.

megan
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when i was 4 my father told me that automatic doors didn't open without first chanting 'open please, magic doors' a beleif which i embarassingly held until i was at least 10!

roo
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When I was six I saw the sign at the gas station and it had a picture of a key with an x through it(telling you to turn off your engine) and I thought it looked like a lollypop, and I wouldnt eat lollypops because I would get arrested.

froglegs
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Anyone else think that Emergency Exits were special exits for some celebrity called 'Emer Gency' to use?

Mark Yardley
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I once believed that if you stepped in wet cement that you had to take off your shoes and socks and put your barefeet on a warm surface

Mark
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Whenever we went walking, my mom would tell my sisters and me to "criss-cross" which meant "hold hands with her and hurry up and cross the street before we got hit by a car and smashed flat like a sail-frog." I always did because I'd seen flat frogs by the side of the road that you could sail like a frisby!

small town girl
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When I was a kid, I used to believe that after I crossed a street, I had to hurry past a certain point on the sidewalk (like the next crack or a mailbox) before I heard a car pass behind me on the street, else the speeding car would chop off my foot at the ankle.

Nikki
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When I was little my mom convinced me that little people worked under the road and they change the lightbulbs in the reflectors that look like lights. She said that they live under bridges. I was so scared of going under any type of bridge(over too).

Kierstyn
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I used to think that when I stepped on one of those lawns with a sign on it (because it had been sprayed for bugs, but i didn't know), i'd be poisoned.

Anon
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Well when I was a little kid, the coin slot on a parking meter looked like the one on a slot machone to me. So I thought that people putting money in a slot machine were playing for time, never knowing how much time each coin would buy them.

Craig Stallone
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When I was a child, my mother told me that beehives grew in fire hydrants. She said this because she knew I was afraid of bees, and she didn't want me to climb and play on the fire hydrant in front of my grandfather's house.

Needless to say, I grew up afraid of fire hydrants. I would walk down the street, see a fire hydrant, and cross the street to avoid passing it.

I believed this until I was in high school. Then one day I asked myself, "Haaayyy..... did you actually ever SEE any fire hydrants with beehives in them???" Duuuhhh.......

When I confronted my mother and asked her why she lied to me, she had long forgotten the incident and had no idea what I was talking about!

cateye =^@@^=
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I went to day camp and we had a view of our state's capital including the bulding in which my father worked. So I thought that if I could see his building then he could see me.

Pam
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The "wrong way" signs on highways and roads always puzzled me when I was young. I did not understand how someone would know whether or not we were in fact going the wrong way to get to where we were going.
One trip I finally spoke up from the back seat and asked my mom how someone knew or thought that we were going the wrong way to get to grammys house. She just laughed and explained to me what they meant.
I still get a kick out of them when I see them.

Glynn
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i used to believe that if i stepped on a crack on the pavement a giant or monster would come up to get me

B_O_O
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when i was little, i used to think they had a big chair to stand on to put the lights on bridges

Anon
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