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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

sammi
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While doing the dishes one night my older brother told my younger one, who was about 7 or 8, how ships stayed afloat. In the bottom of all boats they had two big balloons. When they were full, they would float, when they were empty, they sank. My younger brother believed it until he was about 13, he read a picture book which was all about submarines and boats.

Tay
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I used to think if you clicked on things on the computer (pictures, ect) that it would hurt them, so when I had a cat screensaver, I accidentially clicked it's eye- and promptly started crying, " Oh no- I hurt the kitties eye!"

Molly
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I used to believe that in fax machines, the person sent the actual piece of paper through a cord! I was always fascinated to think about how that big piece of paper got through that little cord, and how it travelled so far away!

Nick
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When i was the tender age of six, i asked my old man how ATMs and the garage door worked. He told me there was a little guy who lives there and operates the ATM and the door.

Colton
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When I was twenty-two years old, I heard that A. R. Ammons worked in the biological glass industry. I was fascinated because I thought it meant you could make windows out of bacteria or jellyfish.

ineffable f
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I used to belive that making a tv was as easy as cennecting a TV antenna to a wire, connecting a little light bolb at the other end of the wire then putting a peice of glass in front of the light bolb when turned on and, WALLA you would see your favorite TV channel projected behind the glass.

Andrew
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When I was a kid I believed there was a little man in the phonograph that made the music.

Anon
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I used to think that there was day only so we could have light at night. See, there must have been this big box inside my wall that would suck up the light during the day. At night, when the light outside went away, the light would stay inside the little box in my wall. When you flipped on the light switch a shutter would open in the box and the light would filter through tubes that went through the wall to the ceiling to the light bulb. When you turned off the switch the shutters would close. That was my theory on electricity and day and night.

Riannon Showers
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I used to think that conputer viruses were little worms or caterpillars.One day mom was trying to get rid of a virus,then I said "why don't you jump inside and catch it with a net?"

whatever virus!!!!
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I used to believe that telegraphs worked by pulling on a cable and the person on the other end would be able to feel when it was pulled. I figured that to send a message a really long distance you had to pull really hard, but could never work out how someone would have enough strength to pull the cable hard enough to send a message overseas.

Claire
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I used to baby sit these three girls, and one day i told them I would copy a CD for them, as in burn. The youngest one, at seven, asked me how you burned a CD... I told her that you just throw the CD you want a copy of, and an empty CD into the fireplace, light up, and when the flames are burned out, the CD would be finished, and you could put it in the CD-player. The next time I came to visit her, I found her throwing a cd into the fireplace... You should really learn to watch what you say around kids...

Baby sitter
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When I was probably about four or five I used to hear about "skyscrapers" and I assumed that these were machines that scraped the sky clean. I have vivid pictures in my head of little upside down yellow bulldozers that would drive back and forth cleaning the clouds away.

st dog
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For the longest time I thought programming was something impossibly difficult, but not in the way you might think. I thought that the only way to program anything was to randomly press buttons, but nobody knew what effect they had. Programmers would press these buttons, and statistically, every once in a while a viable program would be produced. I thought it was a totally blind process, and a miracle anything resulted from it.

Anon
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I used to think I could make televisions or radios using household materials. I gathered napkins, pieces of wood, toothpicks, and other random objects, and set about arranging them and hoping for the best. I figured I just had to position them in SOME way and it would work.

Anon
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I thought that inside the speaker things you order through in fast food places, there was a little midget who asked what you wanted then radioed the orders to the people at the window.

Lyssa
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I used to think that the remote control for the garage door could also be used to open your neighbors' garage doors as well.

Will
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When I was very young, I had a Spectrum 48k computer and I wanted to program in it. There was a program in a book I wanted to play, but I didn't think I had to actually program it, I thought you just had to write the name of the program on a tape and load it, and it would work. I drove myself to tears when it wouldn't work no matter how hard I tried!

Carmine
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I liked watching science shows when I was younger, but I guess I didn't understand them too well...I believed that without a doubt that scientists were on the verge of cloning dinosaurs (I couldn't figure out why though!). And when Jurassic Park came out, I thought it was real...

Anon
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I used to believe that if you peeled the white border off of a Polaroid picture, the people inside would come out to visit with you.

Michelle C from Michigan
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