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When I was about 8, I came up with the idea that no two events could happen simultaneously. I saw time broken up into incredibly short snippets, so that what appeared to be events happening at the same time were actually just one after another, like frames in a film. I would sit watching my family watch TV for a half hour at a time, trying to prove my theory was true. (Misleading choice, because people sitting in front of the TV often look like they aren't doing anything at all). Then it occurred to me that people all around the world were doing things, too, and I'd never be able to watch them all at once.
When i was a between the ages 3 and 6 I used to think that the moon followed me everywhere i went.
You know when you give someone a piggy-back or shoulder ride and when they get off you get a weird feeling like your arms are lifting up, well I used to think that if I gave a really fat person a piggy-back, when I put them down I'd spring up off the floor and float off.
I always had to hold on to something after I put my friends down.
We all used to think that heat dn cold were cyclical; that is something got cold enough it got hot. This was from playing with dry ice.
I used to believe that, because you had to unwind electric cables and extension cords completely before plugging them in, electricity could only run in straight lines.
When I was around seven years-old, my friend and I put a rock in a microwave and thought it would melt.
I thought when the Big Bang happened it made an actual bang noise
i used to belive if you looked around the world with your telescope youd see your back!
it seemed perfectly logical, because i knew the world was round!
I used to think that when you squint your eyes and go a little crosseyed, and you see the little spots and bubbles floating around that I could see air molecules (this was shortly after learning about solids, liquids, and gases, and how gas molecules are loosely scattered). I told my dad this and he tried to explain the truth to me, but I believed the molecule theory for a long time.
I used to believe that if you were in a lift and it failed and started to plummet to the ground, then all you had to do was just before it hit the ground floor was to jump and you would be okay, cos you'd only jumped a little off the floor of the lift.
When I was small and ran around a lot, I noticed I could hear wind rushing past my ears whenever I was running, and that rushing sound would stop whenever I stopped.
For a long time I couldn't figure out how the wind knew to blow only when I was running and stop blowing when I was standing still.
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.
I believed when I was little that if you could hover right above the ground that the earth would spin underneath you.
An older girl in school once told me that electric fuses were actually the most super powered batteries in the world - and if you held them for too long you would float away. Still careful with them.
I used to believe that when people walked, the ground was like a treda-mill for each person. Essentially, I thought each person stayed still, and the earth moved! After some careful thought, I realised that not everyone could be achieving this at the same time...!!
my friend used to have this "technique" for jumping off stuff. until he was about 13 he thought if you jumped off a high building and stayed close to the wall on the way down, you could push off with your feet right before you hit the ground and roll and you would live. he never tried it so unfortunately he's still alive.
When i was 7 my brother told me that the earth turned at a very high speed so i thought that if i would dig a deep enough hole i could see the earth spinning. I got about 5 feet deep before i gave up.
I was seven and just learned about the process of evaporation. Because of that, I used to believe that if I splashed enough water on the ground, I would be able to make it rain, and I would always do this on a really hot day so the sky would soak up the water faster.
in second grade our teacher taught us that the earth spins. for the longest time i thought that if you jumped really high (like 5 feet) and landed you would land a mile from where you originally jumped.
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.