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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.
When I was little I thought the microwave was the Michaelwave because my name is Michael.
when i was in junior high and we were driving home from camp, we passed all these windmills. my friend was wondering how they worked and we actually convinced her that there were people inside moving the propellers.
My father has always worked with computers, and when I was 5 or less, it was on of those old computers with black and green monitors and programs on a actual audio tape! That thing scared me to death because I thought it was alive and hated me.
1 My father used to let my older sister and I play that game called the "hanged guy", the one where you're supposed to spell a mystery word wright, unless the guy gets hanged. That thing scared me to death, and I had to run away before the man died and made that spooky sound.
2 When my parents punished me, they would lock me up in their room, where the computer was. I would bang like crazy on the door, crying and yelling, checking from time to times if the computer was getting closer to me because I thought he could eat me.... I'm better now, thank you.
I used to believe that computers were powered by hamsters in wheels inside the case, because of the constant whirring sound. Then i found out it's not hamsters, it's guniea pigs.
I used to believe that you could get cancer from looking in the microwave while it was running.
I used to think that giant electricity generating windmills were actually giant propellers that kept the earth spinning in the right direction.
I used to believe you couldn't burn food in a Microwave Oven, because it works on the idea of rubbing water molecules past each other, right?
And if we cooked something enough for it to dry out, there wouldn't be enough water molecules to keep the food up to a burning temperature -- self correcting!
Well, I'm not a great cook, but I've met someone recently who doesn't understand why you can't simmer something in a microwave oven over an afternoon, without it turning hard, salty, & sometimes burning (honest!)
I used to believe that if you left a lightswitch inbetween fully on and fully off that the switch would shortly burst into a shower of sparks and flames, burning your house down.
My father worked in an auto parts plant and would tell us about the dirty, oily machines and vats he had to work around. One time he was talking about a conversation he had with his co-worker about being assigned to a particularly unwelcome task, and he said, "You don't want to work near that machine, there's oil snakes and all sorts of things down in there!"
Being a little kid, I didn't realize he was just being facetious with his co-workerl so for quite a few years, I believed there were actually "oil snakes" that lived among the machinery he worked on. I don't know why I thought an auto parts factory would have snakes in the machinery, guess I just never thought about it...
I believed that when my big brother recored my music tapes I got for christmas, that it would take all the music off my tape, and put it on his, leaving me with a blank tape. Of course I used to get in a strop, and just throw the tapes away when he had finished with them.
My dad told me that there was a little guy in the vacuum machine that ate the dirt. I felt so bad for him, trapped in there all alone, that I cut the vacuum bag with scissors. Daddy walked in to find me covered in dirt, searching frantically for the little guy.
When I was a kid, I believed "2001: A Space Odyssey" was filmed on location at Skylab, and that Skylab looked just like the space station in the movie.