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I used to believe that the globe was a round balla nd had like horizontal lines of colour for the countries. England was blue and was at the top lol
I used to believe that you could dig to the other side of the world on the beach. So whenever we went there, I would just dig.
I used to believe that if you poked a city on a map you would destroy that city, so at school I would poke Houston to see if I could see a giant finger in the sky.
This is not my belief. But my Ex-girlfriends mom thought that if we logged onto Google Earth, and she went outside, me and my girlfriend would see her. waving as we zoomed in. Lol.
When i was five, I usesd to think there were juste two countries in the world France and Engalnd
When i was young (in fact up until i was about 22 when i actually had the guts to try it out) my mum used to say tht if you didn't step off escalators in time it would suck you under the moving stars forever. Even now when i look at escalators i intentially stand on unitl i hit the edge - just because i can!
When i was little i came up with weird things to explain weird things. Have you ever seen clouds on the skyline, like that "line" in between the sky and the ground, I used to think that they were mountains, and they would dissapear (when i couldnt see clouds there) and i constantly begged my parents to go mountain climbing on them, and i thought it was soo lucks we lived near disapearing mountains.
One of those that many beived, as well as me: I thought there was a red and white, barber shop like pole at the norh and sounth pole.
I used to believe what ever color the state was on the map was what color the grass and everything was in that state.
Ever since I can remember, my parents had my sister and I convinced that there was a bump in the road at the border of every state. So when we would drive out of the state, my dad would pick a bump in the road and say "There was the [state name] border!" I didn't realize this wasn't actually true until just recently -- im now 17.
When I was around three, I was looking at a globe of the earth. My mother told me that there were people on it. I kept imagining all the tiny little people so small that I couldn't see them, spinning or blowing around as I turned the globe. LOL I held onto this for a while.
I used to belive place names on maps were acutally printed onto huge fields. As I remember when me and the family, I was about 5 or so I think, were driving down to London from Birmingham. I was on the look out for 'LONDON' to be printed in big black letters on fields as we neared London. To my disappointment I could not see 'LONDON' printed on fields :-(
when i was younger i used to believe that if you looked at a map at the exact spot where you are, with a magnifying glass, then you could se yourself waving.
Untill i got to high school I beleived that spain was a planet but people were allowed to live there, i never realised that was why i had failed every school science project up untill then.......such a shock when i found out spain was a country not a planet.
I used to think that England and Scotland are where France and Germany are...My 2nd grade teacher was from the UK and she used to tell us all these great things about it, so I thought it must have been a pretty big country...I didn't figure out the actual geography of Europe until I took World History my freshman year in high school...apparently elementary/middle school geography classes taught me nothing :)
I was born in Texas, but didn't live there past infancy. Later, until I got old enough to start reading maps, I thought Texas was an endless hallway, with closed doors along each wall. I didn't know what was behind the doors.
I used to believe that because each state was separated by lines on maps, globes and on television, that there would be an actual LINE that I could see when we drove past a state line. I STILL look for the lines, hoping they'll be there somehow, and I'm 36 years old! LOL!
When i was little for some reason i thought that all people from china knew karate.....yeah.
In this one I'm actually the mean big sister, but about two years ago I managed to convince my little sister that Canada was down and Mexico was up. We were at the dinner table and my parents just played along. . .after dinner she went and found a map and then got mad at us but the look of utter confusion on her face and then the actual belief was absolutely worth it.
Perhaps the best part of the story. . .my sister was sixteen at the time :)
I used to believe every country was its own island (I live in Australia) and just could not understand how that many of them could fit onto the world