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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
My dad once told me that a button on his watch, when pushed, would "beam him up" to another time. I was afraid to hold his watch-hand for fear of touching it by accident.
I remember my first leap year. I remember seeing the calander had an extra day for the month of February, and I began to think that every year, February added another day to the month. I figured it out the next year when there were only 28 days again.
You know the saying "Don't wear white after labor day"? Well I used to think that you couldn't wear white at all because "after labor day" lasted up until the next labor day so I never ever wanted to wear white. I believed that until age 13. That's when I finally asked my dad and he told me that it was from labor day until easter.
When I was little, I used to believe that when the night would come that it would stay night forever until I went to bed.
I use to think labor day was neighbor day where you would go out and visit all your neighbors.
MY MUM SAYS THAT IF YOU DO YOUR WASHING ON NEW YEARS DAY, ITS UNLUCKY AS IT WILL WASH THE FAMILYS HEALTH AWAY! I WILL STILL NOT DO ANY WASHING ON THAT DAY !!!
I just used to think that seconds were minutes and minutes were seconds....I believed that until about 5th grade.
I know...it's sad.
When i was in first grade, i made the
"discovery" that the day started really early. (i didn't know that there were 24 hours and that everybody knew this) and i thought i was a genius because i had "discovered" this. i was so happy because i thought i would get aknowledged or awarded. =]