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I used to believe that all autobiographies ended in a string of gibberish because I only ever read biographies of dead people so I assumed that an account of the subject's death was a necessary part of a biography and there was no way someone writing an autobiography would be able to get out the full account of their own death before collapsing at their keyboard.

Roger
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I used to believe that before the advent of color photography, everything was black and white and that before the advent of photography, everything was a cartoon.

Marideth
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I used to think that the 'olden days' ended because everybody died including the children. Then there were new people who made up the modern times.

Confused.com
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i used to believe color was invented. I would see old pictures in black and white and think that everything looked that way in real life.

Katlin
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(on account of the black and white movies) when i was young i thought that the world was black and white and then people discovered the colors

rose
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When I was about 7 I used to believe that in the old days everybody saw in black and white (because all old photos were black and white). I just assumed that's how life looked to everyone back then.

Matt
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I thought there were no pirates alive today!

Sp' Iyulgar
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I used to believe in the 3rd grade that when the first president was born the world was born, and that the presidents have existed for 1000s of years ...

Anon
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I used to think that in the past, everything was black and white - there was no colour. So I'd always ask my mum 'when did the world get colour?'

Vee
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My dad was a Vietnam vet and when I was little he would tell me about different things he saw/did while there. It was never anything war-related, it would be more like "I saw a lot of monkeys like that in Vietnam" or "It used to rain a lot in Vietnam." I thought that being in Vietnam, then, was something men went and did before they were qualified to become fathers.

Of course, I learned otherwise.

Camille Noire
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I used to think that a long time ago humans and animals could talk to each other.
Then the animals began to loose their ability to talk as the humans began to invent more complex technology.

Queen Chrysalis
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I used to love browsing though a picture book about ancient history when I was a kid. The section on Ancient Egypt had several illustrations of men in Anubis masks performing burial rituals, but I didn't know they were just wearing masks. I though that some people in Ancient Egypt really had dogs' heads!

Luke
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When I learned about the American Civil War in 4th grade, I thought there was a line that went across the middle of the country to determine which side you were on. I was in Southern California, so I thought we were part of the South...

Anon
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my 10 year old granddaughter was looking at black and white picture book at the dr office and said "was it still b&w when you were born?" she thought the whole world was like that.

shauna
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This one time when I was a kid I came into the living room and saw my dad watching some old movie depicting slaves rowing on a slave ship. I asked my dad why they had to do that and he said they sometimes made people do it as punishment, sometimes for just a few years but other times for life. He forgot to mention however that THEY DON'T DO THAT ANYMORE! So some time shortly after my mom got a ticket for speeding or something and I was terrified she would be sold into slavery!

Praevus
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Anytime we would talk about Abe Lincoln freeing the slaves I would picture him walking into a cave and unchaining everyone.

GBG
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I thought that most if not all dinosaurs turned into fossils when they died and I didn't know it took a long time but thought they just turn into a fossil instantly when they die

Nate
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I thought the Golden Horn was an actual horn (like the musical instrument) owned by the Ottoman Sultans or something

Alberto Richardson
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I thought that Martin Luther King Jr was the great great great etc grandson of Martin Luther and wondered why he was black if Martin Luther was white

Demond
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two related beliefs I have decided to put in the same post are:

I thought the Medieval times where called that because people were so evil then.

I also thought that if someone was middle aged it means they lived during the Middle Ages

D'sparil
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