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When I was very little, I used to think that there were two New Zealands because how it split on the map!
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 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.
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 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.
My cousin and I both thought Narnia was a real place when I was about eleven and she was about ten. I looked for it in my closet, and she thought a painting on my parents' bedroom wall actually came from Narnia.
When I was young I thought the world was flat
I used to think the entire state of Pennsylvania was made out of pencils.
I thought photoshop ment a shop that would edit your photos.
When I was little I used to believe that if i wait until the end of the movies I would see my name in the credits.
When I was a child I used to believe that when I touched the floor cracks I would fall to the center of the earth.
When I was little I wanted to be an explorer. I figured 2D maps of the world were only showing half the Earth, because obviously the Earth is round, and that the other half hadn't been mapped yet. I wanted to be someone that discovered the other half of the Earth.
When I was young i used to think that the world was flat
As a little girl I used to think that the world was magical.
When I was a little girl, I used to have a funny believe about traveling to China. My brother and I used to think that if we started to dig in the earth, we could arrive to China and see people from there. That was so strange because we tried to do it once, but of course we failed, that was so far from us. We used to believe that people from this part of the world traveled on this way and we could do the same. Now we know that we need to take a flight to get there. Very expensive!
I used to believe the Tropic of Cancer was a part of the world where lots of people got cancer. I assumed skin cancer must be especially common there, since I could see on the globe that it ran through the Carribean where it's so sunny.
I always felt really lucky that I didn't live in that part of the world.
When I was little, I thought New York looked like a flashlight. I thought everyone else saw it too. But when I referred to New York as the flashlight state, everyone got confused.