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i used to believe that I could not make a camera self- potrait since I would have to stare in the lens & pose ( with a smile) at the same time! (impossible!!!!!)
I used to think that I could put a audio tape into the VCR (even though the audio tape is too small) and it will still work. I once tried it and it broke.
My sister thought that she could video me by simply inserting the VHS tape into the VCR sideways.
I thought if you point the video camera at the TV then both the video camera and the TV will explode.
I thought that if you wanted to print something out in landscape, you had to buy a special sideways-printing printer.
I used to believe that if someone took a picture of another person, the person in the picture would stay in that position/place forever.
I thought horsepower meant how fast horses can run. But 200 horses can't run any faster than 2, so why was 200 horsepower better than 2?.....
I used to believe that if I played Super Mario on SNES hard enough, I'd get a special colored Yoshi :(
This one is about my sister. She is 22 and I am 20. Last year I started working at an office so I had access to all the cool office things like copiers and fax machines. My sister had never used a fax machine before since we never had access to one. One day she needed to fill out paper work for her job and send it to them. My mom suggested she fax it instead of sending it so she came to my work so I could fax it for her. Before I faxed it I mentioned that since it was an important document they might need the real copy. My sister looked at me blankly and said,
"Why won't they get the real copy."
That's when I realised that my sister was under the impression that a fax machine was like a transporter. I couldn't stop laughing as I explained to her how they really worked. I think she was dissapointed.
When I was younger, I thought I was the only person in the world who knew that pressing record while the radio was on actually taped the songs.
When I was young I used to think the screens at movie theaters were just like giant TVs. There was a VRC built into the wall below the screen and they just put a tape in and it played on the screen like a giant TV...
I used to think that a CD burner would literally burn the CD and when my dad bought one I asked "why don't you just use the fireplace?"
i used to belive that computers were really smart people that we buy
When I was little, I used to think that there used to be little people inside things to keep them going, and that when things used to break down, the people had gone to sleep and needed to be woken up again. When something broke down and couldn't be repaired, I used to think that they had died and I used to get really sad.
I used to think that Microsoft is a repairman because my dad always called up Microsoft to fix his Windows.
My mom worked, and still does work, for an accounting firm, so she faxes a lot of things. One time, when I was little, I was with her at work and she left me to go 'fax a letter' to someone. Till I was about thirteen I believed that you put a sealed and postaged stamped letter into a fax machine and it teleported it, letter and all, to the other fax machine and I was so excited we would have human sized teleporters within my lifetime. I think my delusion was shattered when I asked her if I could fax my Christmas thank you cards to my grandmother.
For the longest time when I was little, I was scared to ride in any elevators. I would either hold on to the railing or onto my mother very tightly and close my eyes. I used to believe that when it started going up or down, any small child would be hurled in the opposite direction and stuck there until it stopped, thus causing them to be hurt badly. This more so in hospital elevators so they could have patients to work on.
As a child I was afraid of elevators. I was afraid that if you were inside and the door closed with no buttons pushed, the elevator would either go somewhere out of the building, pulling near-fatal Gs, or just vanish taking you along with it.
When I was about four, a friend and I thought we were quite the scientists. We planned to build space ships to fly into space, and always wanted to build robots. I used to spend all my library time at school reading up on how to build spaceships, and decided that we would have to be able to go faster than the speed of light to get where we wanted to in time.
One day I was visiting my friends house, and we were supposed to be building as robot, but my friend had lost the "chip" before i came over (the "chip" is the part that makes the robot work). I was really upset, until we decided we could just get a new chip from inside a battery. We started attacking a AA battery, but only black goo was coming out (battery acid). I told my friend, and he said, it's ok, the black goo is just in there to protect the "chip". I never found it, but for years I believed all i needed to make a robot work was the illusive "chip".
I grew up believing that the microwave would blow up if someone put metal in it. Thanks to the Myth Busters, I now know this isn't true... But when I was a kid, I'd either run out of the house screaming or run to my parents' bedroom (the furtherst room away from the kitchen [my bedroom was on the other side of the wall from the microwave, so I couldn't hide there!]) and hide, waiting for either the microwave or the whole house to blow up whenever my mom microwaved a bowl of soup with a spoon in it.