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i used to believe that at Picadilly Circus, there was actually a circus. i persuaded my mum to take me there when I was five, and i was so upset that the circus was not there, i refused to speak to my mum for a week, cos i was convinced that she had told the circus to go away.
I used to think that there was a place called "Random". This was the place where all the winners of competitons were decided. Id always hear that the winner would be chosen at random but only figured it out when I was about 10
I misread Vatican City when I was younger and thought it was Vacation City. I believed that it was a really pretty place where people liked to go on vacation.
i thought if you went to the bottom of the earth you would fall off.
I used to think that if I dug deep enough I would end up in Australia as it was right under us. I spent many summers trying!
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.
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 used to believe the UK wasn't really free. I always heard that the US was special because it was a "free country", and learning about the American Revolution confused me as well, so I assumed the UK still wasn't "free"
When I was 6 I went to an exhibition with my friend Nicholas and we saw a map on the wall and neither of us could read all of the words, and for years after I thought Egypt was pronounced Eggyput.
On the first day back at school after the summer break, my cousin was asked where he had been on holiday. "Chicken" he answered. He meant Turkey.
last week on a train i had a conversation with one of my best friends only to discover that at 18years old she still thought that timbuktoo was imaginary yet gotham city where batman lived was real!!
I thought Mount Rushmore was a natural phenomenon. It made sense to me that we'd elected those guys because we saw their faces on the side of a mountain. When I learned it was man-made, I wondered what was so great about it.
when i first learnt that the world was shaped like a ball i thought that all the people in austraila must have little suction pads that grow on their feet to stop them falling off i was terrified when my uncle moved there because, being born in england, he didn't have suction feet and would obviously fall to his doom as soom as he got off the plane
We rarely went to the beach when I was small. Being by the ocean, I was afraid, that at any time, pirates in an old Spanish type galleon would sail by and harrass the beach goers.
Me and my sister used to dig holes in the yard because we thought we could dig to china.
I used to believe that if you touched a map, you would actually touch that place in the world--there would just be this huge finger descending from the sky, and you might kill people! So I never touched anyplace on a map until I was 8!
When I was little I had a very short attention span (still do, actually) and when we were going somewhere a few miles away in the car, I'd start asking where we were going even though I'd been told a few minutes ago. Just to shut me up my parents would tell me we were going to Texas. For years I didn't believe Texas was a real place. My parents told me the truth when I got in an argument with my Kiddie Gymnastics instructor because she'd said she was going to visit her relatives in Texas and I knew there was no such place.
I live in Scotland, on the mouth of the River Fourth, and for years I thought that Edinburgh (on the other side of the river) was the rest of Europe because my parents used to say that Germany was just across the water.
When I was younger, my father travelled a lot. He once told me that he was going to Blackpool. I thought that it was a pool that had got so dirty that the water had turned black and because nobody wanted to clean it, they made it a tourist attraction.
I used to believe the world was a horrible place full of selfish people, hypocrites, liars and murderers. Now I know the world is only like that if you look at it that way.