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When I was like 4 or 5 (don't remember exactly), I asked my dad why we had to turn off the computer after that "It is now safe to turn off your computer." thing appeared. He said it would blow up if we didn't do that. I was always careful to shut down the computer at the right time until I saw my dad just push the off button on the computer and nothing happened.
I used to believe that your computer mouse was really a mouse, in camouflage. I would pet them everyday...but I was puzzled why they wouldn't accept the food from me.
When I was a kid I was scared of installing things because I thought you had to do it fast because it always shows like a wire with flamey sparks going around the Earth, so I thought if I didnt do it fast enoughm, the earth would burn up
(I stopped believing this when I was 8)
When my friend was younger, she thought that little people lived in her cd player and when she played cds the little people sang for her!!
when i was on the computer one day, the screen suddenly turned blank and said that there was a FATAL ERROR. i was so scared by the word FATAL that i thought i was gonna die. my mom WAS right. i was stupid.
In our old microwave, there was a square place where the light/heat came from (I guess it was the heat) that was really bright. Well I thought if I talked to it I could talk to people in Heaven. So whenever I heated something, I'd start talking to my deceased grandfather.
I used to believe that there were millions of little hampsters on running wheels in order to supply us with electricity.
I think Saturday morning cartoons instilled this in me.
I remember thinking as a child, that by the time the year 2005 came, we would all be in flying cars and using hover boards! Man....was I wrong.
The way we're going, we'll be lucky if we see another 100 years!
when i was a little kid (about 5), i thought there were little people in computer speakers. I thought whenever you would turn the volume up a little needle poked their butts to make them be louder. So (being a kind person) i always turned the speaker down.
I joined the navy at 18 to be on a submarine. The recruiter talked me into choosing nuclear power plant operator for my job-path and I thought it sounded pretty cool even though I knew zero about nuclear power. The next day in high-school I'm telling a friend about joining and running the sub with nuclear power and stuff and he says to me "oh, so they don't use propellers anymore?", and I'm like "no, they use nuclear power now." I guess I was picturing it to be some sort of jet propulsion type thing with 'nuclear power' shooting out the back of the boat to push it through the water. After boot-camp I started the classroom training and I was a little dissapointed by the low-tech reality of nuclear power. For those who don't know all it does is boil water to create steam for turbines.
On another note about the navy, I didn't realize until boot-camp that wood isn't used to build ships. I knew the outside was steel but I figured the inside must be at least partially wood to reduce the weight. What did I know, I was from Nebraska and had never even seen the ocean!
1) I was about 10 in 1980 and worried frequently about nuclear war with the USSR. I didnt understand how it worked and somehow concoted this theory that our country and the USSR had buried wires that ran all the way through the Earth to just underneath the other country. If one wanted nuclear war you just push a button and poof! that country vaporizes.
2) One girlfriend I had didn't understand how the space shuttle left the Earth's atmosphere b/c she thought the Earth was surrounded by some sort of glass-like window. She was 25! My current girlfriend confessed to me that when she first immigrated to the US from Vietnam she saw her first vending machine in the airport. When she saw someone use it and get change she figured there must be a midget inside to couint the money. She was 18!
When I was little about 4 or 5 I used to think if I took a paper cup and made a hole in the bottom, that when I looked through it, it was my own personal video camera, and it was recording everything I looked at through it.
I used to think the internet was AOL. (America Online)
I used to believe people lived in video cameras.
i used to think that the word e-mail was a sex, like male, female and e-mail.
I'm so thick!
Between the ages of 3 and 7, my older sister, told me that a computer was a big bug that would eat me up if I touched it. I beleived that story till I was about 8!!!! I acedentally told my mom one night when we were having dinner (I thought the asparaugus looked like bugs).
She only told me that because she hadnt figured out how to use passwords and she didnt want me to read her mail!
There was a sub teacher in my cooking class last year and he started to talk about how micro-waves heated the food in the microwave and before thinking i raised my hand and said "so what does the lightbulb do"
I used to belive that computers could come alive and kill us. (when I was 5)
When I was young, I thought that millions of little photographers and artists lived inside photocopy machines.
I once tried to feed the photocopy machine.
One day when I was young, I asked my Dad where electrity came from and he said that is came from a wheel being pushed by water. I'm not sure why, but I guess I must have been looking at a mountain when I saw it because I beleived that electricty came from wheels in the mountain.