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i used to think that the earth spun so fast you couldnt feel it (and it also kept us down with gravity) and if you got headaches it was because you were starting to feel it a little. and i also thought that we were inside a globe, like a snowglobe.
I used to believe that batteries in an appliance (like my old sony walkman) would 'spin' when the item was used.
I spent many hours quickly opening the battery compartment trying to see the batteries turning, but obviously didnt succeed!!
I used to believe that Electricity was chiped overseas in large thick rubber boxes on ships.
I used to believe that the frying pan and metal stuff were never hot unless they glowed red. That changed the day I decided to test it out when Mom wasn't looking. I cried for an hour I think.
I thought the universe was really a grid where every cell can have either the value zero or one.
I also used to think mind and work were extra dimensions
I used to think that gravity could power anything and that you could evn make a perpetual motion machine, but I knew you couldn't make a perpetual motion machine, so I could not understand it
I use to think gravity only existed because we thought it does, so I tried to hold something in the air and not drop it, I thought I dropped it because of what I was doing with my hands.
I used to believe that I invented the X Y coordinate system.
After they thaught me which was the righthand side and which was the left, I was convinced that I could also always tell were the North is. I thought everyone had some sort of a mental GPS that kept track of every turn you made. Compasses were only usefull to point it out more exactly. I admit still thinking naÔvely that Iím good at gessing where the North lays.
i was convinced that if i could spin fast enough i could fly like a helicopter. I got my limited knowledge of science involved, I figured since helicopters had tilted wing things, so if i held books tilted in my hands i would have better lift. I gave up after I realized that even if I did spin fast enough when I would float I wold lose spinning action and come back down anyway
I used to believe that the gum on the sidewalk that was the color black was gravity, and if it all of the pieces were peeled off around the world, everyone would float into outerspace
After spinning around in a chair or just self-propelled, I thought the spinning environment was the earth rotating. I used to do it a lot cuz i thought it was the only way i could see the earth spinning.
you know how there are atoms in the air and everywhere? good sence my little brothers name is adam i thought there where little versions of my brother in the air............. creepy
When I was three, I thought that cars stayed one place and the earth moved under us when we drove places. One day my mom asked how I would explain the cars that were moving toward us. I told her that the earth must be split in two so it could move in two directions at once. Then we went under an over pass and I could no longer understand how in the world we were still moving.
when i was a kid i thought the needle on the compass should point direction i was going,
but it always pointed the wrong way!
- couldn't figure that out.
I used to think that every time you broke something, you risked splitting an atom and causing an explosion.
My friend and I used to play with sticks. We would break them and throw them to try to get them to explode.
I used to think what heated the food in the pan was the boiling water, not the heat under it.
I used to beleive that if you had a big enough magnet, you could reverse the rotation of the Earth and time would go backwards.
When I was four or five I recall my dad telling me that it was possible to stop time. He's an amatuer physicist, so I'm sure he was just trying to explain some principle that I was too young to understand. The thing is, I have a very distinct memory of him demonstrating this ability. I was able to pluck a "frozen" bumblebee right out of the air and put it in a jar.
When i was younger I learned how that Earth spins, I tried to spin the opposite way the earth was going so I wouldn't get dizzy. After that failed I asked my teacher,"If the earth spins, why am I not dizzy."
I was so embarrased.