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When I was younger I used to believe that before nap time was "today today" and after nap time was "tomorrow today"
I used to believe that 1, 3, 9, and 12 o'clock happened 3 times a day and the other times just happened once
When I was little, I was very confused if the dinosaurs or Adam and Eve were on the earth first. When I first heard that dinosaur bones could be found undergorund, I came to the conclusion that People lived on the surface and dinosaurs lived underground. I tried to dig underground in my backyard so I could ride a dinosaur.
When I was young I thought that if I stopped to tie my shoe or look at something on the ground, another version of me in another dimension would be a few seconds ahead. So, each time I paused during a walk, I'd run to try and catch up to my other self.
I thought the world would really end on Y2K. I was seven and created a real scare in the classroom at school! There was alot of hype and rumours and I believed all the crazy stuff.
I used to believe that time flies when you're having fun. That meant that if you had a group of kids playing, time would move faster. So when I was in elementary school my friends and I would set a person to just sit there during recess and not have fun because we thought it would make recess last longer.
When I was a child I used to believe after 9 of the night, it was a new day. I didnít know that the day ended at 12 midnight.
When I was about 3 my aunt asked me when my birthday was, which I was proud to say, "may 21." but then she asked me when my birthday would be next year, and i got confused, so i said "may 22" because i thought since she asked me it must be different and change, and therefore add a day every year.
I too used to believe that when people said a quarter til or quarter after they meant the 25 mins. So I thought it only natural to say a dime til, or a dime after when refering too 10 min. increments.
I used to believe tomorrow was Friday. No matter what day of the week it was. I once overheard someone say tomorrow is Friday so I thought tomorrow=Friday.
I used to believe that "half an hour" and "an hour and a half" were the same thing, just different ways of saying it, until the third grade when I got into an argument with my friend about it. She asked the teacher, which (of course) proved me wrong and I felt really embarrassed.
I thought that when somebody asked the time, they meant the precise second. So, when somebody asked the time, I would reply 'It's 2:43 and 10 seconds . . . now!"
I thought if you had a clock you could control time. I learned the truth when one day I got a clock as a present and asked how to do it :)
I used to believe that since older films were in black and white, the actual world was in black and white!
I used to believe that the numbers zero on a digital clock meant time had vanished. Because there was no time, I was also non-existent. The only way to survive the zeroes was to sleep through them. I was really afraid when I woke up and the clock showed 22.00, or worse, 0.29, or the worst of all worst things... 0.00!
We had also a calendar made of blocks you turned to show the right date, day and months. They obeyed the same rule. I used to turn them such that they showed 0, 0, blank (for the day of the week) and May (the shortest name for the month, such that it showed a maximum of white). I guess I wanted to cure my fear, but it never worked. I looked at it for a few seconds and then ran away and refused to come in the same room as the calendar until someone changed the numbers.
My sister eventually convinced me. The zeroes on the clock are little rectangles made by LEDs and have nothing in common with the real time!
I used to believe that a minute was a really long time. I had really long hair and so if nits were going around school I would always get them. Mum would put the nit shampoo in my hair and I would ask her when I could rinse it out and she would always say "in a minute," then leave me in the bath for an hour.
I used to believe that the later you stayed up, the more sleep you got. I thought time would stop and count backwards from the time you went to sleep. I didn't understand the 24 hour thing.
My sister is two years younger than me. When I was little, I was convinced that I'm gonna catch up when I grow older.
Glad it didn't happen ;-)
I used to believe that - because it was winter in Australia while it was summer in the UK - it was December in Australia while it was June in the UK...
When I was about 4 every day of the week had a color. Monday was blue, Tuesday yellow, Wednesday green, Thursday purple, Friday orange. I don't remember what colors Saturday and Sunday had, though...