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For some reason I thought Hannibal was a Rastafarian man who rode an elephant up a mountain to help freedom of speech.

rosie
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In first grade we were reading about Amelia Earhart, and how Roosevelt was president at the time. However, I did not understand that "First Lady" meant you were the president's wife, I thought it meant Eleanor Roosevelt was the first woman who ever existed!

Anon
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When I was six, my parents took me to Germany to visit relatives. We had a three-hour layover at London Heathrow. I was very hopeful that I would see Robin Hood AND the Queen. My mother explained that Sherwood Forest was a long way from London, so a visit from Robin was out. The Queen wasn't as far away, but probably very busy. I was still a bit disappointed that there were no sightings!

chrisnick
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When I was little, I saw a picture in an encyclopedia drinking milk from a wolf's breasts. Around the same time, I had heard my dad telling a Helen Keller joke. Wondering why somebody would do such odd things (you've heard them all), I came to the conclusion that Helen Keller must've been raised by wolves. I thought this was the case until I was about 17 years old.

Auston
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I used to belive that the city and all it's modern things were done by God. So, when I asked my mom what was all that of AGES about, she explained me that soscietey had evolved, and that actually God only made the earth, but not the cars or buldings, or TV, or toys.

gabriel
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I used to believe that the Gettysburg Address was the mailing address of the White House.

Anon
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That the McCartney Era was another name for Beatlemania (due to confusion between "McCartney" and "McCarthy"

James Anderson
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I used to belief that the colour pink was only invented when I was about five or six. It immediately became my favourite colour.

Linde
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Until I was about eight I thought that there had been actual fighting during the Cold War.

Miss Taken
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Ok, this isn't my belief but one of my friends at school...
At our secondary school, our history curriculum ONLY covered the two world wars (seriously, that was all we were taught) and didn't include any Colonial or American History.

This was when the film Independence Day had only recently been released - my friend was amazed when she saw Independence day on her calendar... only having the film to connect it to, she thought there had actually been an attempted alien invasion and the 4th of July was a commemorative holiday.

To be fair though, I only found out yesterday that The Boston Tea Party was a protest against British colonists (i'm 20), I had always thought it was a slightly less- well known music festival than Woodstock, where people had drunk tea rather than dropping acid.

It's a good job GCSE's got easier.

Jessica
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I used to think humans had always been advanced, had airplanes, cars, and modern appliances, and "The good old days" was a conspiracy to make you feel bad about taking it all for granted. I believed ancient civilizations and cavemen were make-believe

Anon
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I used to thing that vikings lived 50 years ago.

Sigrid
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I thought that "medieval" times were called "men evil" times, and felt bad for anybody who had to live back then, if everyone was so evil.

Anon
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When I was in elementary school, probably 1st grade, we learned about the Underground railroad and Harriet Tubman and they played a tape with a song and they played the song over and over, so after hearing the song I believed that the underground railroad was underground and at night the slaves would go underneath the ground through these secret caves where there were railroad tracks and they would walk across the railroad, holding lanterns so they could see underground.

Anon
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When i was little i used to believe when people said something happened in the 20's or 40's or whatever it wasn't really a real time it was just kind of to express something ahppened a long time ago. Like "did u put out the trash?" " oh i did that in like the 50's" Hmmmm it doesn't really make sense now.

Anon
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When I first saw a Yin-Yang symbol, I thought it was something new and modern used only by surfers in their surfboards. I was a bit surprised to learn it was an old symbol from an ancient religion of Asia!

Scandia
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I thought nothing interesting happened between the death of Jesus and discovery of America 1500 years later

Gregg
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hen i was a child i used to think that old granmas and granpa's were from '''The olden days''..... hahaha

brie
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I used to believe that it became dark as night during the day on good Friday when my mom was a kid. And I was so envious that it didn't get dark anymore so I could experience the same

Anon
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I used to think kings and queens couldnt leave their thrones.Food,drinks,and everything were brought to them,and there was a toilet in the throne.

sam
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