When I was a little girl, I used to believe that if you planted a banknote, a banknote tree would grow.
When I was a child, I used to believe that Catalonia was the unique part of land of the world.
I mixed up Egypt and China, thinking they were the same place at different times. I also threw in “Europe” as well, all as one country. Blame Sawgwa and Schoolhouse Rock.
I used to believe that the country then called Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) was a hydroelectric power station.
I used to not get how they could figure out the odds of winning the lottery ahead of time, as how could they know how many people would buy tickets? (this was before I knew about how combinatorics and the like worked.)
There's a building that my family would always drive by, but never actually visit, that said "Pool" on the front window.
As a child I didn't know any other meanings of a "pool" other than a swimming pool, so naturally, I thought it was a pool for people to swim in. Whenever we drove past it, I would ask my parents if we could go to the pool place. They always said no and told me that children weren't allowed in there. I was always confused as to why I wouldn't be allowed to swim in a pool until I was an adult. So for a long time, I assumed the reason why pool halls didn't allow children was because everyone had to go naked to swim in the pool.
I used to think that the initials NYC stood for "nobody you're calling"
When i was little, i thought the reason why people from New York sounded so funny because they had a cold stuck in their throat all the time.
when i was young i used to think japan and china were the same country
i used to think France was in the united states