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I was 9 and it was new years eve. My family was watching all the other countries around the world celebrate the new year. At one point i said, "isn't it cool how we are the only ones that get to celebrate new years eve at midnight?" Hey, i was 9, the whole time zone concept was still new to me!

Anon
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When I was little I used to be afraid that when I flushed the toilet I would make the spirits of the house angry and I only had 10 seconds after flushing to find someone or the spirits could get me. So i would stand as far away from the toilet as possible, then flush and run like hell through the house trying to find someone.

jesse
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My Mom told me that the reason why you go to bed later than normal and have dinner later than normal (when we were in Nova Scotia for a vacation we had dinner at 8:30pm) was because the closer you got to Greenwich England the faster time goes by.

Rose
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When I was young I would ask what da it was and people would say to me 'It's Wednesday all day' ( or whatever day it was). So I used to believe that there was a point in the year when it would be Wednesday in the morning and Thursday in the afternoon - why else would they have used the phrase?

Mary Cuthbertson
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i remember asking my mum when my friends would come over and she'd say something like "after lunch" or "after dinner" i thought that meant that if i ate my lunch or dinner at 8am my friends would come straight after

jo
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On New Year's Eve (about to be 1996) around 11:30, I asked my mom when 1995 was going to come again. SHe told me years only came around once and that it wasn't coming back. I started crying hysterically screaming "I don't want 1995 to go I like it here!" My mom told me it was okay and that 1996 was going to be a better year, but I cryed "But 1995 was my favorite!" I had just turned 4 two weeks before this incident.
**What makes this even funnier is that 1995 was the year when:
~My aunts dog attacked me
~I almost drowned in a pool because I thought I was ready for the deep end.
~I fell off a swingset and hit my head on a rusty fence.
~I ran into the kitchen table head-first and had to go to the hospital (well this was about the third time i did this in my life...i should have learned.
Why on Earth would I want this year to come back?

Danielle
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my b-day is on december 31
and right now it is december 3
well, im only 10 right now and on december 3 2004 i found out sunday is the first day of the week, not monday!

the 10 year old
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I used to wonder that maybe in reality I just repeat the same day over and over. I was always relieved when the next day arrived, but I always wondered, Is this my last day? How would I know? And hey, I found out there's a movie like that called Grounhog day.

Caitriona
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I used to believe that summer vaction lasted a year (that is how long it felt to me). I was very upset when I found out how long it really was.

Anon
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We owned this huge digital clock microwave ever since I was little. Everytime 25 or 52 would appear on the clock I would pretend to drink something because the 25(digitally) looked like a bottle and the 52 looked like a goblet. Thankfully the microwave broke when I was 11, so I stopped weirding people out with my pantomine drinking.

Laney
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I use to be afriad of 11 pm. My bedtime was usually 9 or 10, but I had gotten it in my head that something would go wrong if I were up at 11 pm, I wouldn't get my full 8 hours of rest (probably something my parents put in me). One night, my parents were out and I stayed up late watching TV; it rolled around to 11pm and I wasn't asleep. I ran to my parents crying, "I wasn't going to get my full 8 hours of sleep." They both laughed. Now I barely sleep at all.

Laney
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when i was in 1st grade my friend was in a different class than me. she told me one day that her teacher's birthday was on february 29th and that she only had a birthday every four years. we were determined to figure out how a nine or ten year old could look so old and be a teacher.

lc
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I used to think that on day light savings time you had to stay up till 2:00am to change the clocks!

Sandy
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When I was about 8 I use to look at the clock to see if it was time to go to school, but I was convinced if I looked at the clock, looked away and didn't look at it again right away time would move faster. It was a superstition I some how convinced myself of at that time. I somehow got past it. And really don't have any superstitions now.

Michael
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My parents listened to alot of Beatles music when I was little. When I heard the song "Eight Days a Week" I figured that in England there must be eight days to the week. I spent alot of time wondering what the eighth day was called, and trying to figure out why they got an extra day.

Lili
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I thought that Boxing Day had something to do with boxing, like watching a global boxing competition.

Anon
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I used to believe that there were only 10 years, 1990 - 1999 and that they just cycled over and over again. I told my mom that "I remember when it was 1997 last time!"

Anon
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In 1990, when I was only three years old, I just loved to watch Sesame Street, and each day I was looking forward till 3:00PM when it started. Due to my understanding of time in the age 3, I only knew that Sesame Street starts, when small hand points at three. One day I just couldn't wait anymore and moved clock's hand at three, hoping it will make Sesame Street earlier :) My mother wondered afterward, why the hell clock is showing quarter past three when it was before midday :)

Dark Hawk, Ruda Slaska, Poland
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When I was in the third grade I had one of those days that just "flies by". It just seemed to be over before I knew it.

While commenting on this to my teacher I asked her if it was a leap year because I thought the days were shorter in leap years.

Christopher
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When we flew to California from Chicago by an airplane the first time, I thought it took only two hours to get to get there. Then I found out that it took four hours because someone announced that the local time was 5:30PM. We left Chicago at 3 PM (Central Time Zone) and I didn't know what time-zones really is!

Anon
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