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From being 3 until about 7, every New Year's Eve a Great Uncle would tell me to go to the 'Turnpike' in town and I'd see a man sat there with as many noses as there were days left in the year; for years i thought there was a man with 365 noses and begged my mum and dad to take me to see him, until i was old enough to work out what he actually meant!
When I was younger, I thought that Labour Day was when all sorts of women gave birth.
In Kingdergarten everyday my teacher would ask one of the kids what day it was. In case she asked me, I asked my mom what day it was every morning. One day I asked my mom and she told me that it was tomorrow. That very day my teacher asked me what day it was, and my reply was "today is tomorrow". Everyone was laughing at me.
I thought that the world would stop, and we would be faced with 365 day cycles of light and dark, and that then electricians would have half a year to take peoples money and half a year to relax in their yachts.
When I was little, I believed that after 1999 would come the year infinity and that it would be like that forever and ever.
i never knew that phrase 24/7 referred to 24 hours a day 7 days a week. i thought it was like another service station as in 7 Eleven.
When i was younger i use to believe that the new year started in October. I dont know why..but it wasnt untill 3 grade when my teacher lead us in the months of the year did i realize that it started with January and not October.
you know the saying "fall back, spring forward"? When we set the clocks back an hour in the fall, I thought we were actually traveling back in time by 1 hour. I thought we had to redo everything we did in the past hour. And when we set them forward in the spring, I thought we were traveling 1 hour into the future. I didn't understand why we did it every year. I wondered "Why should we travel back in forth in time so much?" haha, I was stupid...
For about 4 years (I was aged 8 to 12 approx) I was scared of 10.24pm on my radio alarm clock, if I was in bed I'd look at my clock when it was 10.23 and closed my eyes and count for 2mins just to make sure it was past 10.24. I was convinced this was the real witching hour and midnight was just a red herring to make kids think they're safe. To this day I still close my eyes if i am aware of it being that time (I'm 20 now) it's weird the things that stick in your mind!!!
when i was like in the first grade i would like to stay up late on the weekends, but my mom would always tell me to go to sleep. well, one night i stayed up all the way to midnight, but i was so scared that the devil would come through my floor and get me, since i heard that 12:00 was the "bewitching hour". i finally got over staying up past midnight, every once in awhile, i get scared again and go to bed.
My birthdate is 6 June, which is the anniversary of the D-Day landings, and my first name is Dawn. I used to believe, right up to my teens, that D-Day stood for "Dawn's Day".
One day when I was 9, I was convinced that the world would end at around noon because the exact time and date would be 12:34:56 July 8, 1990 (or in number format, 12:34:56 7/8/90 -1234567890)
I used to believe tat leap year was a year when all the frogs came out and jumped on leap pads with numbers on them.
When I was little, our neighbors moved "halfway around the world" according to my parents. They said it was tommorow where they lived. From then on, I always wanted to call them to see what the weather would be like
When I was little I thought that all you had to do to time travel into the future was to run really fast in a straight line. One day I went to my brother's track meet and asked my parents why he wasn't in the future yet, and they explained. Ha.
I always thought 24/7 meant the time period for one day: 24 hours and 7 minutes. This made me wonder what happened to those seven minutes each day on the clock. I figured there were some extra before midnight: 11:58, 11:59, 11:60, 11:61, all the way to 11:66 when it finally changed to 12:00. This surprised me New Years Eve when everyone said, "One minute till midnight!" and I said "No, it's in EIGHT minutes. You forgot the extra seven."
I used to think if you stared at a clock the time wouldn't move and i used to be amazed at how fast it would change when i blinked.
When I was little, I asked my mom what Labor Day was. She told me it was a day when all grown-ups didn't have to work, and kids had to do chores all day. I avoided my parents all day on Labor Day so that I wouldn't have to work!
I used to believe that January 1st was that day that everyone rushed to the stores to by a new calender.
i had trouble with telling time....until one day when i was 6 i happened to watch the clock turn from 1:59 to 2:00...I asked my mom why it didn't finish getting to 2:99....he he he