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I thought that the "olden days" was actually an era so I would always asked my mom if my grandma lived in the olden days and when she said no I would ask if my great grandma did and if she said no again I would keep asking but just adding more and more greats in front of it.

Jonelly
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I used to think that Sinn Fein was just one person. When i read history books i used to think that this man called Sinn Fein must be really fit for his age cause he had been around for a long time.

Charlotte
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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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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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(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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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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I believed that the astronauts from the Challenger disaster managed to survive by diving into the sea.

Claire
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Until I was in High School, I really thought that the "underground railroad" was under the ground.

S
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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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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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When I was small, I would sometimes hear that the stock market crashed in 1929. I got "stockmarket" mixed up with "starmarket" (that grocery store chain) and that gave me the idea that a plane had crashed into a starmarket in 1929. When I saw a commercial for starmarket sometime later, I asked myself "The starmarket? I thought it crashed."

Queeny
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I used to think that there were no bombs or casualties in England in World War One!

History person
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My grandfather once received a mysterious telephone call. "who was that?" my grandmother asked when he had hung up.
"Oh, that was Bonnie Prince Charlie," replied my grandfather. "He called to invite me to his wedding."
I pestered Grandpa for the next several weeks asking when he was going to the wedding.

BoB
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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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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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I used to believe that in the 1960s' and 1970s', EVERYTHING was tie-dye and EVERYONE was a hippy.
Needless to say I'm only 11, so I did not grow up in those decades

Emmy
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I used to believe that Davey Crockett was a wonderful, gentle frontiersman, just like they portrayed him on the Wonderful World of Disney. I recently found out that he killed MANY Indians! Interesting how Disney left that part out. I don't care for Davey Crockett anymore. Maybe I was confused because Fess Parker also played Daniel Boone.

me
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back in the days i thought the world was black and white like in the pictures

compaq
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A family member (I don't remember who- not me, I swear) was once told to write a story in school. He began:
"Once upon a time when diosaurs ruled the earth and Grandad was a little boy..."!!!

Rachel
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When I was little I thought those old photos and portraits (Napoleon, etal) with one hand in the front coat lapel meant that they were scratching.
Actually, maybe I was right.

Monty
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