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All the way up to even eigth grade, I used to believe that the 2nd ammendment of the constituiton was "the right to BARE arms", the right to wear tank tops and other sleeveless clothing!

Tara
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One of my favorite movies(when I was very small as well as now) was and is Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, where two guys who are about to fail history class are given a time machine and kidnap historical figures to help them pass their class. When I first saw it, I had heard of a lot of the people they kidnap, like Lincoln, Beethoven and Billy the Kid. I'd never heard of other people like Socrates. They keep pronouncing his name "Sew-crates," in the movie, and for the longest time, I went around mispronouncing his name, because I didn't have the common sense to never believe that Bill and Ted know how to say something correctly.

...It's all Greek to me.
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Until I was about 10 or 11 I believed that Joan of Arc, the French martyr, was really named "Joana Vark" It made sense to me! (I guess people speak fast where I'm from)

Julia
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I used to believe that history was divided only in four periods: the dinosaur age which was very similar to the Flintstones, the middle age, when everyone was fighting dragons on an armor, the old west period (my personal favourite) when all humanity were indians and cowboys and the present days.

Bernardo Fernandez
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When I was maybe 9 yo (now I'm 17), I began to collect "World of knowledge" magazine (I'm not sure whether it's original title, in Poland was edition with such a title), and at first no. very interesting for me was an article about volcanos. One picture showed clay shape of child who died in Pompei. Description above photo was saying, that Pompei was destroyed by volcano in 79 AD. As I saw the date, I thought it means '79, and I started to imagine about cars and shops covered by volcanic dust :)

Some dude from Upper Silesia
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Once, my brother asked my mom when we were looking at her childhood pictures, "When did the world get color?" - My mom explained that white photos did not capture color but that she lived in a world of many shades :)

Michael's sister
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When I was in year 4, I did a project on the Kings and Queens of England during the Tudor period. I had read that Jane Seymour was the lady-in-waiting and that she was about to marry Henry. My mother told me that lady-in-waiting meant she was the lady waiting to marry the King. My mum honestly seemed to believe this and it seemed perfectly logical to me at the time. Of course, my mother vehemently denies it now.

Star
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My friend was an army brat, and went to a school for American children in Germany. One day the teacher asked the class to draw a "German Scene", so my friend drew Adolf Hitler, not knowing who he was (she was only 12). She only new him from history books, etc. The teacher explained, kindly, that he was "a bad man" and told her to draw another picture.

Chelsea Changa
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I had a very foggy understanding of evolution. Reading the Declaration of Independence, I was shocked that monkeys could write.

Iain
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I was convinced that lois and clark from the superman comics use to be real people, lewis and clark explorers of the US.

Rachel R. AZ.
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I am a decendant of Peter Wentz. One time George Washington used his house as head quarters in the Battle of Germantown. When I was little I always imagined Gerge Washington sleeping on Peter Wentz's couch in the living room. And that couch in my mind looked a lot like this old Victorian davenport my grandparents owned.

Corrine
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When i was little i thought the mathamatican Archimedes, was named arquimedes because when i watched the movie sword in the stone i thought that's what they said. So i thought for the longest time that he was an owl. And i had a research paper in middle school on him and i couldn't find anything on him (arquimedes) except stuff in spanish. because that was his name in spanish

J
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I used to believe Ab Lincon and Martin Luther King Jr. worked together becuase they both wanted to help African Americans.

Jessica
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I used to believe that until gravity was invented, people used to just float around!

Meg
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I recently visited madame tusauds in amsterdam and noticed that it hasn't really been that long since einstein died, i found this extremely hard to believe as i always thought he had lived in the 17th/18th century, it wasn't til i thought about it logically i realised that it makes alot more sense he was around in the 20th century!!!

me :P
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From when I was five until I was about seven, I thought humans had evolved from bears, not apes.

Anthropology Major
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When I was in second grade, I learned about the Underground Railroad. I knew that "underground" meant secret, but the phrase still conjured up images of black women holding up lanterns, leading escaped slaves through these dirt tunnels under the ground. (That was probably because all the pictures I had seen of Harriet Tubman showed her leading people through the dark with a lantern.) Even today, I have trouble shaking the association from my mind...

MaeghanJade
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I always thought that Abraham
Licoln was black because he's the only president on a coin that's not silver but copper.

S
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Wen I was 6 or 7 we watched a film on Maducer, an ancient Greek god who turned people to stone. Imagine my horror when I visited my Aunt in London and saw lots of statues! I was so scared that Maducer was still hanging around!

Sas
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I once asked my grandmother what it was like living when the dinosoars were around. Boy was she mad. I really thought she was alive at the same time as the dinosoars!.....my bad

Kayla
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