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When I was about eleven, I knew about the periodic table and I thought the expression "exposed to the elements" meant being exposed to the actual elements, like on the periodic table, and I thought, "surely that's everywhere?".
I used to think that in order to top up your mobile phone you had to open the back of the phone and put actual money in it. And I thought that when you phoned people the phone would actually eat your money.
My cousin told me that "radioactive" meant "evil".
I used to believe that hitting the Break key on the keyboard would cause the computer to be ruined.
When I was little, I noticed that when the other person hung up, there would be a series of beeping sounds followed by a whine. I'd freak out because I thought that meant the phone would explode if I didn't put it back onto the receiver pronto.
When I was little I thought there really were aliens on mars.
when i was i child i used to believe that everyday there was a new sun in the sky.
When I was a child, I used to believe that the force of gravity was an old woman named "Marialonga" sucking down children with her hands.
In french, water is "eau" and bone is "os".
And theirs words are pronounced the same way.
So I used to believe when a woman's waters break it was actually her bones !
When I said it to my mother, she laughted and... I cried.
Actually, I think I was a special little boy.
I used to believe that magnetism could "rub off" on you, like dirt or a smell. Like, if you touched a magnet with your bare hands, you'd get magnetism on you. And then, if you put your fingers in your mouth without washing them, you could swallow the magnetism and it would close up your intestines.
To this day, I still feel uncomfortable touching magnets!