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I once thought that should I be transported to the 18th Century, I would reinvent every discovery between then and when I was born. With my elementary-level education I would singlehandedly bring humanity out of the dark ages.

Connor
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I used to believe that Christopher Columbus was still alive and for some reason lived in the White House. And all of the past Presidents lived there as well, possibly in ghost form.

Emily
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I volunteer in a first grade classroom. One day the teacher asked the kids what the name of the ship was that the Pilgrims came to America on. One kid shouted out "The Cauli-flower!" It was so funny I almost burst out laughing. Then another kid said, "It's not the Cauliflower. It's the Cornflower." I guess the only part of "Mayflower" they could remember was the flower!

Lindsay
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I thought that the Titanic rammed into the iceberg on purpose, as I thought they figured the ship was so tough it would just plow through it unharmed. I didn't learn the truth till a few years ago. I think I thought this because of how much they bragged about it being unsinkable

Darth Carrietta
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When I was first learning about the discovery of America, I thought that my grandmother played an important role in it. I misunderstod the year, instead of 1592, I thought it was 1892 and I thought my grandma was old enough. I don't know why I thought she played an important role in dicovering America though.

Prologic-H-73395
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I don't remember this but apparently when I was little I asked my grandma if when she was little people thought the world was flat

Ariane
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When I was in elementary school we were learning about history and our ancestors. I misheard the teacher and instead of ancestors I thought she said "aunt sisters." This baffeled me. So I raised my hand and ask what happened to the "uncle brothers."

Alicia
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I used to belive that dinosaurus has lived until the WW2

Anon
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When I was a child, I believed that years before my birth, the whole world was black and white. Until NASA launched a satellite that brought color too the whole world. I believed this until I was about 9 or 10.

I also had the same explanation for gravity. I used to ask my mom how grandma used to take a bath when the water was floating all over the place. She used to respond with remarks like " Oh Willie, youre the only one who gets water everywhere when they take a bath."

Will Bush
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When I was very young I used to believe that all of history had taken place within living memory. My parents were quite put when I asked if they had been born in the stone age.

I also used to believe that somehow daytime didn't happen during the Second World War, because most of the photos I could remember seeing were of the Blitz in London.

Andrew
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when i was little, i thought people who lived in the 1920's, 1930's, and 1940's were the best and prettiest looking people i had ever seen. i thought they had some makeup thing that made them look pretty but stopped selling it in the 60's when people turned ugly.

Mallory
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I used to think that History was a place and that in the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" The reindeers were warning him that he would be shot down there. (e.g: "you'll go down in history")

Anon
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When I was very young, I remember my father and his twin brother would swim with my cousins and I and we all would play Marco Polo. Mainly because my dad and uncle played it together I always believed that Marco Polo was two people. Twin brothers, one named Marco and the other was Polo, and that they were always getting lost and separated from one another.

Lynn
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when i was around 4 i used to believe that at some times in history and in some countries music would suddenly start playing out of nowhere and for because that's what always happened on films and tv programmes.

Heather
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When we learned in school about certain countries conquering others, I thought it meant the conquered nation broke off and floated over until it joined up with the nation that conquered it. When we learned in Texas history that six flags had flown over Texas, I thought it meant Texas did a lot of sailing around the globe.

Anon
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My dad was a Vietnam vet and when I was little he would tell me about different things he saw/did while there. It was never anything war-related, it would be more like "I saw a lot of monkeys like that in Vietnam" or "It used to rain a lot in Vietnam." I thought that being in Vietnam, then, was something men went and did before they were qualified to become fathers.

Of course, I learned otherwise.

Camille Noire
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I believed that Robin Hood was very skilled building lovely stone arches which later would have lovely romantic layers of Ivy. I was 6.

Simon
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When I first read about Martin Luther (the Protestant founder), I thought the book was wrong and that they really meant Martin Luther King. I was so sure of this for weeks, and I pointed out to everyone how wrong the book was and they left the "King" off his name.

Anon
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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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I used to believe that in Texas and California and Idaho they still had slavery, becuase my 1st grade teacher had told us that slavery didn't exist anymore, except fro in some "very far away places." Those were the farthest-away places I could think of then. So funny!

R
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