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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.
When I was 7 my brother told me that when the space of the computer runs out it will explode.
When I was much younger, I was convinced that if you highlighted text on someone's webpage and hit 'Backspace,' it would delete the entire thing.
I was terrified at the power I had in my hands that no one else seemed to realize...
I thought the RCA dog was in all microphones....Yeah..weird huh... One time at church I asked my dad how microphones worked and he said there was a little dog in there that moved up and down and it made noises louder. I instantly pictured the dog on RCA records sitting buy that big horn looking phonograph thing and thought he was in all microphones. I found out years later that my dad (from the old'n days) used the word dog to decribe many little parts he didnt understand or know better how to describe...
A friend of ours, and his brother were once told by their dad that the tv remote didn't use batteries and instead had a pizo electric system in it, and were told that to make the remote work they had to shake it up and down.
After three months of this their dad replaced the batteries in front of them and they realised how stupid they were.
they weren't young, 22 and 20 :)
When I was about 10 I went to my dad's office. They had just invested in a new piece of kit called a fax machine. My dad told me that it worked by tearing up the paper into little tiny bits and sending them down the wires, and at the other end they all got put back together again in the right order. I genuinely believed this, and in some respects I still do even though I'm 27.
when i was 8 my sister and i got our first computer while i was out she popped out some of the buttons on the keyboard and swicthed them around so when i typed out my name it said ''hate'' ...she said god was talking to me
I used to believe that a calculator has a mind of it's own and knows what you're going to do next and sits there waiting, bored, for you to input the figures. Then when you do the same kind of calculation again it cynically thinks "oh here we go again, la-di-da, b-o-r-i-n-g".
I knew perfectly well how the needle on a record player worked. When the needle touched the record, the singer would feel the needle. There must have been some kind of chart drawn on the singer's body, because depending on the exact point where he/she felt the needle, they would know what song to sing and start singing. Remote control human jukebox! I never did ask myself how a record continued to play after the singer had died....
I can't believe I still remember this.. but... My parents had this stereo with an 8-track. I would open the door to the 8-track and look for the little men playing the music.. strange, I could never find them.
I used to belief that when a picture was taken the film would somehow be on the floor and then later in the day the photographer would dig it up and develop the picture. (the camera was just the mechanism to capture and somehow send the picture to the floor)
When I was little I beleived there was a factory in Germany to which you could send money and a blueprint of anything at all, and they would build it for you.
when i was little i used to believe that electronics like comp. printers and radios had little people in side them working.I found out it wasnt true when i broke open the radio oops!:0