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I thought that Roman Numerals were still commonly used in Italy, The Vatican, and Romania. 'Cause Rome, you know.

Anon
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I used to believe when ordering Chinese food the food and delivery man came from China

Dave
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I used to believe that the moon was another country and that all countries were little planets.

Anon
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I live in Quebec, Canada and when I was 8 years old there was the referendum and all the adults were talking about it. I thought that if Quebec seperated from Canada, they would literally take a jackhammer and detach Quebec from the rest of Canada along the border lines and we would float into the ocean.

Anon
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I used to believe that everyone else on the earth was a robot, and they were only made because they needed to help me live my life, even the ones in another country, because what if I visited that country? I would always cry at night thinking, "Why do I have to be alone!?"

Anie
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I thought people in Hungary were always very hungry and the people living in Turkey always stuffed themselves...

Anon
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When I was young and I had a placemat of the united states, I believed that the reason there were 50 states was that in every state people had different culture, looked different, and spoke a different language.

Michelle
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when i was a little boy, i used to believe that the story of the Isrealites happened in heaven. i never knew, Isreal is a country in this world until i grew up to see it the map(atlas).

Bobodedon
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When I was little my Dad told me Japanese people work hard and eat raw fish called sushi. I imagined a man pulling a wriggling fish out of the ocean and biting right into it. I thought the Japanese must work so hard they have no time to cook the fish!

Leah
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When I was little, my Mom told me that her grandmother was Austrian. I thought that I was Australian until I was in High School.

Anon
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I used to believe that Polish people were from either the North or South Pole. My best friend is Polish and she thinks it's very amusing.

Anon
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I used to think the person who delivered Chinese food came all the way from China to do it.

Savana
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When I was a kid, my mom told me that there were snakes under the turbans that male Muslims put on their head. I didn't have the guts to look at them when I learned that.

Anon
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When I was very young, about 4 years old, I believed that I lived in the "United Skates of America". I really loved roller skating at the time..

Anon
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I saw a Public Service Announcement on TV saying that "All Aliens need to register at their local Immigration office by December 31st." I ran to my mom and said, "Mom, there are ALIENS on Earth! They just said so on TV!" I was a little frightened, but also a little excited. Wouldn't it be cool to have some little green person, or Mr. Spock, or Uncle Martin living on your block? Then mom explained that people from other countries living here were also called "aliens." Well, I guessed that would be cool, too...though not *quite* as exciting as having a spaceman for a neighbor.

Anon
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i used to believe i was native american because i was a native of america!!!

rachel
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I found my mother's "Alien" card when I was 5 years old. I actually believed my mom was an alien, until I finally asked her and she explained that she was an immigrant.

Anon
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When I was younger, my family was in the military and moved around between countries. Thus, we always had passports.

It wasn't until high school that I learned that passports are not required by citizens until they leave the country. I'd always thought everyone had a passport from the day they were born.

Anon
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I used to believe the reason my latina mother was so dark compared to me was because she drank coffee. Years later I learned it was because my father was white that I was so pale.
Probably why I like coffee so much now lol

Danielle
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I used to believe black people were made of chocolate. My mom took me to the toy store to buy a doll and i desperately wanted the black cabbage patch kid... i cried and cried I WANT THE CHOCOLATE ONE!!!! She was so embarrassed!

Katie
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