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I used to believe that in the old days, evryone could write music and sing, and that when people fell in love that was what they did. I was upset to not live in those times. I obviously watched too many musicals growing up

Naomi
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I used to think that the Marc Anthony that is married to Jennifer Lopez, was the same one that was married to Cleopatra.

kim
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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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I used to believe that like the iron age and the bronze age there was a stayon age my grandmother always used to say 'in this day and age'

carrie moore
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When I first heard of the "sacking" of Rome, I thought it meant somebody tore down everything in Rome and carried it away in sacks.

Rhonda
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When I was a kid my favorite ride at Disneyland was Pirates of the Caribbean. I had never heard of the Caribbean though, and therefore assumed it was a time period. How I must have confused my friends and family.

"If I had a time machine, I'd go to the caribbean."

Ben Evans
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My older brother told me that Napoleon was made up to piece history together. I believed this for years. Whenever Napoleon came up during my school studies, I would grin and think, "Fools you do not know the truth!"

Jocelyn
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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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My mother once told me that thinks like fossil ammonites were the
remains of creatures that lived "a long time ago". I tokk this to mean about
a hundred years, and imagined Victorians sharing their world with giant
snails and the like. Not sure about dinosaurs, though.

Ollie
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i used to believe the underground railroad that the slaves used was really a railroad and i couldnt understand how they could afford all those trains and why they wouldnt get caught using them. i guess i know why i got the question about it worng then:)

fortydx
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When I was a kid, carnivorous dinosaurs were said to be 'flesh eaters'. My Crayon box included a pink-tan Crayon labeled 'flesh'. I decided that African cavemen probably had a much easier time getting along; furthermore, that I'd better remember to get a good tan if I ever decided to go back in time. I'm still still tanning, still hoping.

Anon
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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 thought that the Middle Ages were make believe until I was around nine or ten. I read a lot of fairy tales and they had knights and princesses and dragons, and I thought that these stories all took place in the middle ages and so I figured they were fake. I thought that what really happened in the time of the middle ages was just a big blank and no one knew anything about it.

Tater
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I remember looking at the bayeux tapestry, and how at the bottom were pictures of naked soldiers who had been killed and stripped of their armour. I didn't realise this, and thought that they must have just not worn any clothes to battle that day. I also remember being pset at hearing that the English had actually LOST the battle of Hastings.

Anon
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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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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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I used to think that the Boston Tea Party was a huge city wide tea party in Boston. Even my social studies teacher could not concince me otherwise.

jasonchic
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I used to think that people in the middle ages spoke in rhymes (like that scene in the 'Princess Bride'). I must have caught a glimpse of Romeo & Juliet or some Shakespearean movie and thought that Shakespeare's wrote dialogue as poetry because that's the way people actually spoke back in the day.

claudia
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I used to think the olden days came once every couple of years

Anon
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I used to believe that all the inventors existed in the late 18th century. I didn't think anything had been invented since Edison, Bell, and the like. I guess I thought that after coming up with the telephone, there was nothing else to invent!

Ann Y.
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