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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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I used to believe that the current borders (I'm tlaking about teh current borders according to back when i believed this.) have always been there forever. I was shocked when I first saw an old map that has the U.S.S.R. on it, and again when I saw a map of the ancient Roman Empire. I tried to tell everyone that these maps lied until about age 11.

Stevo the Human
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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 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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I used to believe that Abraham Lincoln was the 2nd president of the United States.

I blame the school system, who only taught kindergarteners and first graders about two presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, no one in between.

Emmy
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I used to believe that the whole reason they tore down the Berlin Wall was because of all the graffiti on it. Silly me. :oP

Sandi
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I got the 1990s and 1900s mixed up, so I thought people wore that fancy old-fashioned garb in the 1990's.

Anon
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up until i was 16, i had beleived all the wild rats in enland had been killled during the plague and great fire of london....
and tought we only had tame rats until my sister said we had to clean up the peas i had spilt on the floor before the rats got them... i protested saying we only had tame rats as all the wild ones had ben killed in the 1600's...

i dont think ill be living this down for a while...

dave
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When I was about 9 I used to believe that the Romans were Catholics (why else would we have Roman Catholics?). I even wrote this into a school essay. I also used to believe that the German city of Bonne produced dolls, because I was given a doll from someone who had visited Germany, and someone else said it was a "bonnie wee doll". I'm Scottish.

Jackie
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I used to believe the Elgin marbles were actual huge round marbles ... as opposed to carvings from antiquity. This was until fairly recently.

Kathryn
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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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Before learning about the Cold War, I thought that the space race was actually two spaceships, one from America amd one from Russia, that launched at the same time to see which one would get to the moon fastest.

Dante
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I ued to believe that everyone in America was British. I figured, since the British were the first to colonize here, everyone had a bit of British blood in them.

Katie
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When I was a little kid in the early 90s, I really liked the albums from the 60s my family had and I read all about the hippies and stuff. I figured, in my innocent little mind, that the 60s was when cool was invented, and if you became a hippie in the 60s, you never had grow up, and you stayed cool by evolving with the decades. So that meant that the people who were hippies in the 60s/early70s were also the same people at the disco in the late 70s, then the punks/new wavers/whater was cool in the 80s, and now (meaning 1993) they were the skateboarders or grunge rockers or something. This also explains why I did not beleive my parents saying they were involved in anythin g in the 60s since they were old and never did anything fun.

Astrid
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I thought I had found real dinosaur bones in my grandmothers backyard. I had 5 or 6 put away in a drawer that was only for dinosaur bones. I felt privilaged because I had things that museums would have.

Really I was just finding steak bones my grandmom put out there for me to find.

persephone
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When I was little, Mum took me to a mueseum and I saw a picture of Pangea on the wall.
Mum explained about it, but I misunderstood and thought that when she was young, Pangea broke up and she was very cross about it, because she would have to fly overseas to see relatives.

Fliss
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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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I used to believe the atomic bomb (the Manhattan Project)
was created by someone named Dr. Manhattan, and that the city of Manhattan had been built in his honor because of it.

Laura
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As it happened, my Uncle Peter had injured his thumb in some long-ago workshop incident, but when I asked my dad the reason it was so short I got a different story: he casually explained that when you were good Santa brought you toys, but when you were bad he ground up your thumbs!

Well, I didnít believe that for a second. I did, however, believe for some reason that Walter Cronkite was George Washington. He just looks that trustworthy, I guess.

Charles
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when i was in kindergarten i believed that abe lincoln was buried in a cabin and not a coffin

lisa
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