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All the cool people on TV and stuff were incognito. I really wanted to go to Cognito, but I had no idea where it was! Nobody would tell me the location. Every time I asked, they just laughed at me. Jerks.
I used to believe that it wasn't really true that in Arctic regions there could be 24 hours of daylight per day at times. I thought that 24 hours of daylight phenomenon was just a delusion of those who were dying from eating polar bear liver.
I used to believe that we lived inside the earth!
When I was little (maybe 3 or 4) I had an English babysitter and when I asked where England was, I was told England was across the ocean. I live near a body of water and I truly thought it was England on the other side. Everyone had a good laugh when I once screamed out "look we can see England from here!"
This is quite embarrassing because i believed it only up until the other day and i'm 22!! Me and my friend were discussing unusual and unique names and I said "it's surprising you don't hear more girls named Liberty" and she asked why and i said "Well, people are naming their kids after countries and places and Liberty just seems to be an obvious choice."
To cut a long story short, I thought the statue of Liberty in the US was just that: A statue of someone named Liberty (i thought she was the first ever presidents wife or something!)
I used to think that there were three Americas: South America, America, and North America which were all floating in the sky. I knew I lived in America, so I thought South America was a giant chunk of land floating under us and North America was a giant chunk of land floating over us. That was why when we went somewhere that wasn't in America we had to get in a plane and fly into the sky.
For the longest time I believed New Hampshire was New Hamster and that was where all the hamsters came from.
I live in Oklahoma, and I used to believe that Kansas or anything else that was above (north) Oklahoma on a map was wayyyy way far up in the sky. It took awhile for me to get that north wasnt straight up.
When I was 3 or 4 my family went on vacation to Mt. Rushmore and when we got there we went to the gift shop and watched a video of the rock being blown up and falling down the mountain when they carved it. After that I was terrified because I thought the rock did that on its own and if we got close we would be crushed. I refused to get any closer than the parking lot.
When I was a little kid I thought downtown Denver was New York City, then I got a little older and thought, "well if thats denver this must be New York" but I was wrong again... it was Centennial.
I used to believe that the airport control towers were great big fishtanks. This is because the one in Washington, D. C. (my nearby airport's control tower) had green glass surrounding it.
I used to believe that it was Nelson Mandela on the top of Nelson's column in London (It's Horatio Nelson the famous admiral)
Growing up in Australia we have a lot of people from New Zealand here. Because it is such a small country, i used to belive that Australians where the only people that knew about New Zealand!
I think this continued well into my teens untill i realised lord of the rings was filmed there!
While growing up in the Appalachian foothills, I believed that we drove past Mount Rushmore on the way to my grandparents' house, less than 50 miles away. These rocks were just places that the highway had been cut through the mountains, so of course they looked nothing like faces. That didn't shatter my beliefs, however. Nor did the lack of tourists. I instead just thought that adults must be idiots to think that those rocks were special.
When I was very small my dad used to take me, on his bike, to this park/woods area, where we would walk along the only path there, and I remember being very confused we always ended up at the same point we started out at, where our bikes were parked, even though we always walked 'straight' and never turned back...I guess I didn't really get the 'curves-in-roads'-thing...
When I was but a small boy, I heard the name of a place called "paradise." I really thought it was an actual place that you could visit. Where was it? Well naturally, I figured it was just north of Paris. My father explained to me that it's just an imaginary place. And then I wondered, why there were so many people wanting to visit this one imaginary place when you can't ever go there? My father couldn't quite explain it to me. It was just a few years later when it finally dawned on me what it really meant. LOL.
I used to think that the pihllipenes was pronounced
Philip Penis which is funny, coz my dads name was philip haha.
I also used to believe that if you turned on the hair dryer and pointed it at a globe, it would blow us all off the planet. *snerks at self*
I used to believe that if you put your finger on a map next to your city or town, you could see your finger if you looked outside. But you had to be careful not to put it directly on your city, or you would squish yourself!
I used to belive that the U.S.A was they only place on earth, once I learned about countrys and things, I thought every country was a different world!