I used to believe that Ireland was called that because it really is an island!
I used to believe that people were talking about Kenton in Greater London when they were talking about the county Kent, and wondered how people could have beach holidays there when it is inland and not coastal.
I use to believe than when my dad gave me a one dollar bill, I was a millionaire.
I used to believe that India and Indonesia were right next to each other since their names sounded alike
When I was young, after having discovered the planisphere, I used to believe that the world was flat. And when we studied the discovery of America, I didn't understand why all the class said that the world was round. I was and I still very obstinate. Finally, my mother succeeded in making me listen to reason, after 2 days of negociations.
I used to believe what I was drawing in my book became reality. Indeed one day I draw one beautiful bed and my parents bought this bed.
But one day, I draw a lot of money and this drawing didn't realize because I'm still not a very rich man.
When I was a little girl, I used to believe that if I dug a hole in the floor I could cross the planet and arrive in China to travel all around the country and after, dig some other holes to go to all countries of the world.
So to check if it was true or not, I tried it in my garden but it wasn't a great success and besides my parents thought that there was a mole !!
I used to think there were 52 states beacause I thought there were 50 continental states plus Hawaii and Alaska I beilived this till I was 9
I remember as a kid being totally confused by those "give a penny, take a penny" trays. I thought you were supposed to put a penny in and take another penny out and didn't see the point of it.
I have often had strange associations with country names, like Kosov sounding like cassava, and macadamia sounding like Macedonia. There are many other Slavic or Balkan country names like this, such as Turkey and Hungary, that certainly does it for me.