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being from england when i was young i used to think that the british and usa boycott of the 1980 moscow olympics was due to the cricketer Geoff Boycott. it was the only boycott i knew at the time!
When I was a kid, I used to believe that when adults voted, they all went out into a big field and raised their hands when someone called out the name of who they were voting for, like in class.
I used to believe that the US President knew every square inch of America. Not an acre unseen by our president.
When I was little I heard on the TV that poverty had something to do with politics. I knew politics was something the mayor do, and mayors take care of cities.
So I believed that poor people lived in poor towns, and rich people lived in rich towns.
I believed I saw Abraham Lincoln on a cross-country car trip when I was 7 years old. I "shook his hand" at a motel in Illinois. I argued with my 2nd grade teacher who called my mother. She explained it was a "stand-in" for Lincoln.
I believed the Frank Prudue of chicken fame and Ed Koch, former mayor of NYC, were brothers.
And my mom told me it was true. She still laughs about it.
I used to think that the poster of Margaret Thatcher on the door of the Conservative Party office was in fact the lady that lived there.
i believed that the president was the king of the world so i was sooo excited when our 1st grade class wrote to him and got a reply! then when the president changed i started crying because i always thought that when you became president you died 4 years later! hahahahaha wow i was really stupid
When I was a preschool kid, I used to believe that kings and queens only existed in fairy tales, like the other characters (dragons, fairies and things like that) that Mom had said were "just make-believe". Seeing news stories from England on TV impressed and confused me at the same time: "Mommy, is that Elizabeth lady real?"
When i was little, my dad always watched the news. I kept hearing things about a black hole in China. And for about a year i thought a black hole had hit China and it had been wiped of the map
When I was a small child, I used to believe that each night, Jimmy Carter (then president of the US) would come into every little girl's bedroom and say good night. We never did find out who (or what) that person was that I saw each night!
I used to believe that Labor Day was a day for honoring all the pregnant women who were going into labor.
When I was a kid, I used to believe the government (all) were always good people who wanted to do good and improve life for everyone.
... then I learned about dictators and false promises from democratic leaders.
Up until I was about 15, my dad had convinced me that Karl Marx was one of the Marx Brothers, I was eventually corrected by my teacher in front of the entire class.
As a kid I was always hearing on the news about Ronald Reagan and his
"Star Wars" project. Having seen the movie, I naturally concluded that Star
Wars was a perfectly reasonable thing for "Ronald Ray-Gun" to be
When I was a kid in the late 70s my family took a trip to Washington, DC, and we toured the White House. I kept trying to look around corners while standing in line (ultimately to be yanked back in) because I thought that since it was the president's house, someone would come out to greet us. Even Amy Carter would have been great. After all, whenever people would come to OUR house, my mom and dad would have me come out from wherever I was to say hello to our company.
I belief that it was Ingvar Carlsson who killed Olof palme The swedish primeminstry only becurse Ingvar want to be the new primeministry
I used to believe that Barbara Castle was a building you could visit. (She was a British government minister at the time!)
The Whit house down the street was the real "White House".
I used to believe that Bush kept a buch of dead bodies underneath the white house. Dont ask.