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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.

George Lane
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I thought that the Empire State Building was actually the Entire State Building since you could see the entire state of New York from the top of it!

Bootlebat
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I used to think that there were more UN-Discovered places on the other side of the Map.
(And I would not tell this to anyone and discover them myself, for fame & money)

I was a child
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I lived in Suva and I thought 'suva-neers' (souvenirs) only came from Suva.

Caroline
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When I was a kid, I thought the words on maps existed in the real world--for example, in the United States, the words UNITED STATES were actually carved into the ground. (A giant "U" in California, an "N" in Nevada, and so forth...)

Gregor
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My family moved to Maryland in time for me to start the second grade there. One day my teacher asked, "Who can name a famous person from Maryland?". I proudly answered, "Maryland Monroe!"

Roxanne
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I thought Alaska was an island since it always appears in a box next to Hawaii on a map of the US. I didn't figure it out until high school when my friend said her dad was going on a road trip to Alaska. When I asked her if her dad didn't need to go on a boat, she thought I was kidding.

Jessica
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I used to think that the United Kingdom was the world's biggest amusement park--a whole island! I figured that since the *Magic* Kingdom had the same word in the name, they must be the same thing.

J.
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I had a friend who thougt the Mount Rushmore national monument was a natural rock formation.

Anon
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Until i was about 13 I thought that we lived inside the world instead of on top of it. I thought I could see the domed shape (horizon on left, sky above, horizon on right) and that aeroplanes and rockets had to break through it to fly in space.
I also wondered why people in australia didn't get dizzy from hanging upside down all day.

Molly
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I thought when someone gets the key to the city it's like a master key that opens any lock in the city. I figured it was to show how much they trusted them because they could possibly use it to break into places. I also thought that a skeleton key was a key made out of human and animal bones and wondered why they would do such a thing.

Chronosceptor
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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!

Bootlebat
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I thought Oklahoma was named after my Uncle Homer. (Pre-Simpsons)

Anon
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I used to believe that people were spelling Taj Mahal wrong. I was sure it was Tajma Hall after some guy named Tajma.

Anon
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I used to believe that Paradise was the capital of France, and that when we died, we would all go to Paris.......just a tiny mix-up.

Marit Hadland
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I used to believe that if a town or city were 'twinned', they would be identical, ie if I went to the French town twinned with my home town it would have the same layout - streets, shops, etc!!!!

Anon
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I moved here from New York, and on our way down to North Carolina, my parents thought it would be funny to scare us. My mom told us that NC didn't have ketchup and they had blue milk. At the age of 8 that was almost like the end of the world.

A Rose
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My Dad once told me that if all the people in china jumped at the same time we would feel it as they landed. I used to imagine it happening and then getting all the people in Europe to jump and respond. One day I hope to organise this.

WPD
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I used to believe that when I touched a certain spot on a map or globe, that I was in fact pushing that place and squishing people.

I felt bad about it, but at the same time couldn't help pushing.

BoycottShampoo
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I used to think that the UK was short for Ukraine.

Mia
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