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I used to think Toronto was in Japan--I think I mixed it up with Tokyo. I also thought Poland and Portugal were the same thing.
I used to think the word "european" had something to do with pee, and that kids weren't supposed to say it.
I used to think Newfoundland, Holland and Denmark were all the same thing, and that it was an island near North America that was its own country.
When I was smaller I used to believe that there was always someone doing exactly what I was doing at the moment because the world is so big!
At one point, i thought that "Where the Sun Don't Shine" and "The Land of The Rising Sun" where the same thing
When I was younger my friend told me that in Ireland instead of having 3-leaf clover patches they had 4-leaf clover patches and that finding a 3-leaf clover over there was lucky. We devised a plan to sell our 3-leafed clover over there to make money! I actually still believed this till a few months ago when I put some thought in to it ...I'm in Collge
I used to believe that a "gentlemens club" was a building where a bunch of men gathered together in tuxedos and top hats to smoke cigars. I was quite embarassed when I learned the truth!
I used to believe Amsterdam was a dam made out of hamsters.
i used to believe Amster dam was a dam made out of hamsters
I used to think my school actually disappeared on days when I didn't have school. I thought this because my mom was driving me somewhere on a day off and we went down what I thought was the street my school was on, but it wasn't, so of course my school wasn't on it...
I used to think the southern half of the United States was warm all the time and the northern half was cold all the time (I live in southern California). Then I went to New York City in the summer...
I used to think London was in France. Whenever kids in school would say, 'I see london, I see France, I see so and so's underpants', I was confused because I figured if you could see London, of course you could see France!
My sister and I both jumped to the same conclusion that the sea was actually someones paddling pool.
Just a lot better than the one we had in our garden.
I thought Canada never experienced daytime after I saw a picture of a mountain in Canada at night. I also thought it was nothing but ice and glaciers, like Antarctica, because of this.
When I was 10, my family went to the grand canyon & the adults were talking about how it takes 2 hours to hike down and it can take 4 to 6 hours to go back up. However I misheard them. I thought they said 46 hours, not 4 to 6 hours. I was thinking "Why would anyone want to spend almost two days hiking up a canyon?" A few days later I was thinking about it and I realized my mistake.
I used to believe that instead of being loads of postmen, there was only one an he had to travel the world every day to give everyone their mail.
I thought Battersea was called that because it was built right next to the sea and got battered by the waves. Later when I learned about the Battersea Shield I thought it was like a giant wall they built at the seaside to shield the city from the waves!
When I was about 4 or 5 my mom told we were going to visit my aunts and uncles that lived in Wales. I pictured them all living inside the stomaches of actual whales. I was very confused when we arrived at a normal house instead.
When I was little my mom would always say if California sunk Puerto Rico would become the 50th state. I used to believe that meant that Puerto Rico would be picked up and moved to where California was.
The first place I ever saw fireworks was Disneyland. When I saw the 4th of July fireworks in my town, I shouted "Disneyland! Disneyland's over there!" My mom tried to prove me wrong, but I was convinced that Disneyland was somehow picked up and moved into the hills in the distance where the fireworks were shot from.