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We were studying birds (or something) at primary school when one rich kid had a computer (very new thing) and printed out some fact on a particular native species. For quite a few years I thought that he had asked the computer about it and the computer had just given him what it knew, because computers knew everything...
We've sort of come full circle with google...
I used to seeing modem used for internet connection in my home early from my days of childhood.I used to believe(nope I should correct it as "I used to wonder)how my dad used to browse the web by simply connecting the modem a "white bulky box" ... n' to add to it he was able to do this even when there was no power supply!!!
My dad works at the electric power station as an engineer. Whenever there was a power outage I would ask and quarrel with him why he cut off the electricity while I was home.
well when i was younger (6-7 years old), i used to believe that if in any room any electricity consuimg gadget like fans,tubelights,etc are switched on, and if any person is present in that room, then we would not be charged for it! so whenever i used to go out, i used to shout on my brother and force him into the room so that we would not be charged for it !!!
Once a friend of mine and I tried to figure out scientifically why every time we walked in front of a radio a certain way that it just made static noises. I believe we concluded that we were absorbing the radio waves.
I used to believe that, when sending a fax, the pages would physically go THROUGH the cables, right to information's destination...
I used to believe that somone used to have to go round and switch all the cats eyes on at night time, it was only when I got older I realised it was the cars headlights reflection that lit them up as they travelled along!
i used to belive if we cut the wire an old remote control car connecting the remote and wire i would get a wireless remote control car
When i was child , i used to believe that wnen electricity was off in my place whole world would have faced the same problem.
At the time i was in like, kindergarten. one day one of my feriends told me that somehow, watches got powered by sucking the power out of diamonds. i was amazed at this fact until about 8 years old saw my dad replacing a battery from his watch.
I used to believe that if you have a DNA gun, you could change anything into something else(desks to sand, people to rocks, etc.) and i told all my friends about it all the time. most of them believed me too. i was only in 2nd grade though, so noone else knew that wasnt true.
when i was little i used to belive that all photographs had infinite detail and that if u got a microscope u could look in windows and that kind of stuff.
I believed that a census was taken by a helicopter that flew over the cities and someone was there counting each and every person
I used to think, if you bought a blank audio tape, you could write the name of whatever music you wanted on the label and it would automatically appear on that tape.
In the early days of the internet, the first time my computer gave me the now ubiquitous error message "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down" I was honestly scared. I immediately logged off, shut off the machine, and went to the window to see if the cops were coming to arrest me for trying to find help for my math homework.
I used to believe that there was a little goblin band inside my mums stereo and they played music whenever she turned it on.
Growing up a Detroit Tigers fan, I thought that all alkaline batteries were being endorsed by Tiger Hall of Famer: Al Kaline. A-L K-A-L-I-N-E due to his power and the batteries being powerful also!
When I was young, I thought that the best solution to running out of photocopy paper was to photocopy the last blank sheet a number of times.
I thought that if you listen to a cassette tape, the band is inside the player, playing just for you. I used to play it NON-STOP. JUST REWIND AND START OVER. I swear I thought that I could hear the tiredness in their voice.
I use to a believe that musicians lived inside my cassette tapes. I would play them over and over and after a while I would think the musicians were tired so I would give them a break and then play the tape again later.