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i used to think that countries boundaries were determined by the best runners in the country. they would all go to the capital city, and then they would run in all possible directions, and wherever one met another from a different country, that's where the border would be.
you can imagine the russians ran like all hell.
When I was in primary school in England, there was a boy from Africa who joined half way through the term. He was always late and I told my mum it was because he had to come from Africa every day!
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 always want to go to Antarctica because I thought I'd be able to stand upside down. I wasn't a bright child...
When i was a kid my famliy was on a road trip. We were driving when my mom pointed and said "that is a winery." I actually thought this was a place where they put kids who wined a lot.
Inexplicably, I genuinely believed that if you drove to the end of Holloway Road, you'd eventually arrive at the moon.
i used to think that hawaii was black and white, like on a tv, but the rest of the world was in normal color. i stopped believing this when i saw a picture of hawaii in one of my mom's magazines
I used to think that Albania and Alabama were the same place.
the country of singapore was a giant white dormatory where everyone lived together.
i don't know where i came up with this one.
I believed there was a town called "Random".
If someone said, for instance, that "the numbers were selected at random," then I thought that they must have been to Random to pick the numbers.
For the longest time I believed New Hampshire was New Hamster and that was where all the hamsters came from.
My son David thought that Trafalgar Square would be full of chickens. He also thought that any place underground was part of London. (What had I been telling him??)
When I used to ask people where they were going on holiday as a child they used to tell me they were going abroad. I grew up thinking that abroad was the name of a popular holiday destination in France.
When I was a kid I used to think that when I was at the beach in Ocean City, NJ that if I could just swim out far enough or maybe get high enough above the beach I could see Africa. I guess that's technically true.
Back when I was a very small child living in Korea, my view on America was basically wide, open plains of bison and Indians roaming free, rivers of sweet Coca-cola, giant 18-wheelers crossing the country in an epic adventure, rugged cowboys, etc. Then I moved to the U.S. and found that only the Coke thing is basically true.
i used to believe that canada was pink and floated above america because if was pink on maps, and my kindergarten teacher said that canada was RIGHT ABOVE US.
when I was about 5 my Dad went to a conferance in Basingstoke. when he came home he gave me a pair of chopsticks from a restaurant he'd been to. For a very long time afterwards I thought Basingstoke was in China
I used to believe that England was shaped like a Sewing Machine Box, Germany was a Smiling Sun.
I used to have a big map of United States of America on my bedroom wall and each states have different colors. I live in Minnesota and the map's color for Minnesota is green- there are green trees and grasses everywhere. I visited Iowa during autumn and everything are orange as the map stated. I thought every states' grasses and trees' colors are exactly as what the map shows.
When I was a little kid, my family used to go to a river in Maryland (a state in the USA). Somehow I got it in my head that the river divided the United States from England. I used to squint to see the English people on the other side of the river and thought one day maybe I would swim across and visit Elton John.