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When I was a kid I realised that in Australia it must be the middle of the night when England was sitting down to eat lunch. This was immediately dismissed as insane, because they would have to get up at midnight to catch any sort of daylight.
I believed the year 2000 was named so, because the Earth could only last for 2000 years. When that year came around, I had the belief that the Earth would split and break up just because it's time was up.
As a very small child, I asked my mother what tomorrow was--meaning the concept. She told me tomorrow was Friday. Several weeks and three days later, proud of my new knowledge, I announced to her that "tomorrow is Friday." "No," she said. "Tomorrow is Monday." This thoroughly threw me.
As a result of hearing the song "I Love Paris," I used to think that spring, summer, fall and winter were "moments."
I used to believe that the only way to get to the next day was to go to sleep.
Hearing someone once use the phrase "Tuesday Week" (to mean a week on Tuesday) as a small child, I became convinced that sometime when I was about 6/7 there was a whole week where every day was a Tuesday.
Even after I figured out what was really meant by it, I still remained convinced this had happened for a long time.
When I was in third grade, in the early 90's I was reading a book about the millenium with a friend. I was convienced that we'd all be old and/or dead by that time. He tried to tell me otherwise, but it didn't exactly work. I forget when I found out the truth.
When I was in my early teens, I firmly believed that good days and bad days alternated, i.e. I had a good day and a bad day and a good day and so on.
I used to wake up in dread of bad days and quite optimistic on good ones. I even noted it down in my dairy, to keep track. I believed this for years, till it just faded away.
One New Years Eve when I was small, my mother came up to talk me into bed, and as she left the room she called "see you next year". I started crying and shouted "Why? Where are you going till then?" thinking she was going away for a year!
I used to believe that someone controlled time and he would stop it for a really long time. Well, I used to belive that if you were going to say something you would forget it, and that's why I always forgot something I was going to say.
In 1976, the US celebrated the Bicentennial. I was 6 and figured Iwould get to enjoy the celebration again in 10 years.
When I was a child and i asked my mother "What day is it today?" She would reply "Monday(or whatever) all day". So... I thought that on some days must change part way through and were like half was Monday anfd the other half Tuesday!
We all know that the initials B.C stand for Before Christ. However I always thought that A.D likewise meant After the Devil!!!
My auntie asked me when I was younger to go to the living room while she was cooking for us to see what time it was. I didn't argue and went to look at the clock and came back to report that it was 7 o'clock. I think it was about midday. I just didn't know how to read time yet and the people on tv always said it was 7 o'clock.
When I was young I thought that there were ony 11 months in the year...When we were made to recite them endlessly in class, I thought that Junejuly was one month.
In a 24 hour day, you slept 12 hours and were awake 12 hours
I used to believe Saturday occurred once a year. It took so long for that ever so anticipated saturday-candy. But then one saturday i thought. hey wasnt it saturday not so long ago? So i saked my father about it and he explained. After that day time has gone so much faster. It's a shame, I liked being a kid. except for the donts och all that stuff.
I was never allowed to stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve until I was about 8. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that a marching band in full regalia did NOT march past my front door "bringing in the New Year". All that time, I'd thought I was really missing out on something when I was sent to bed early.
I was convinced that the TV networks didn't know when midnight was! Every year on New Year's Eve, we would watch the ball drop in New York City at "midnight", but it would always only be 11pm in Dallas where I was! I wish someone would have explained time zones to me earlier.
An hour and a half is exactly the same as half an hour