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When my family went to visit my Father's side of the family in Ireland from Canada I was expecting things to be so much different that the air would be a different colour (I was envisioning pink) and was surprised and disappointed that most things (including the air) were much the same.

Paddy Silverstein
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When i was young, i used to think that the borders of countries were actually thick concrete fences with barbed wire on top the stretched high into the sky. They would be guarded by men with guns and any thing or anyone entering or exiting, even planes!, had to be run by them and they would decide whether to open the gate for you.

Michael
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I used to think that each country was stacked on top of each other. That's why planes took off into the sky after all!
Because of this, I used to watch Golf and get worried as the ball went down the hole. I was keen for the golfer to get it right away before it'd fall through to another world.

Mike Bilsborough
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i used to believe that my brother lived at the bottom of my sand pit. He actually lived in Australia, but my dad told me that if i could dig all the way through the the sand, then the earth itself, i'd actually come out in Australia, and i'd be able to see my brother. I spent many an afternoon digging and digging, but i never found him.

Heat
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My big sister was told by my older brother that our home county of the Isle Of Wight, England was the designated target for three nuclear warheads, should war be declared. She realised he was lying when she was 20 years old. Studying for a degree.

she's very special
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when I was little i looked at a map of the United States alot without the other countries., soooo whenever i looked at a globe, I thought canada and mexico were there just to make it look cool

sum guy in maryland
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Not soooo long ago, i used to believe that Thailand was the place where all ties grew, on bushes, and that women picked the ties and the men packed them to ship around the world.

praneil
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Until recently I thought that Scotland was seperate from England. I am 27

Anon
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When I was little I used to believe that I had made up the country Italy (random I know, I have no idea where it came from). I was always surprised if other people knew about it, and I was only eight when I finally sussed it. I was devastated.

Someone-Who-Will-Remain-Anonymous
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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.

Chelsea
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I used to believe that different countries/continents were actually different planets, like Africa was a big, yellow planet. Strange, but true.

Ryan
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I used to think maps and globes were somehow connected to places they represent, so if you touched a point on the map, in that part of the world a giant finger would come out of the sky. I refused to touch maps until I was about 8 years old, because "what if my finger hurts someone?"

Globetrotter
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When I was a kid, I thought that the people that lived on the south pole had to hold onto the grass, or they'd fall forever since they were upside down. And I thought the houses were somehow attached to the Earth by the ceilings.

eedz
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I I thought that Ibiza was the name of a band since you hear about music described as "Ibiza"

Fargot
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I used to think that Scotland Yard was just a yard in Scotland and couldn't work out why it was on the news all the time.....

Louise
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When I was around four, I believed that all countries were separated by water and that the US states were also separated by water. In my mind, the water boundaries were what made them separate countries or states.

Dave
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Around the age of five, I thought that there was a huge apple somewhere in NYC because of it's nickname, the big apple. I kept asking evryone if they could see it when we watched the New Year's Eve program on TV

Cris
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A friend of my mother's moved to Texas when she was little. Her best friend was terrified for her because she was afraid my mother's friend would be shot by Indians. This was the 1950s when Westerns were REALLY popular.

texasbabe
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When I was very young, I'd heard of Hong Kong, either in a movie or on the news. I logically believed that this must be the place that King Kong was from.

Jim
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When i was little i thought casualty was a big hospital in london

Anon
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