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I used to believe that if i walk around a corner or went through a door i was actually going into another dimension, so i had to go back around that corner or back through that door or else i would be stuck in that dimension that was strikingly similar to ours.
My father used to always tell me that he could tell time by looking at trees. Not from looking at their shadows or the position of the sun, just from looking at the trees. Often he'd make a guess that was near enough for me to believe him. I distinctly remember the day he told me that it was all a joke I felt like a part of my world had come crashing down ontop of me...I was sure that my dad had some secret magical power.
When I was in third grade, I believed that there were 12 seconds in a minute.
My mom told me that when she was younger the whole world was black and white. I believed her until I was like ten. And going through her and my father's old pictures, I thought that the adding of color to the world was a gradual thing, because the pictures started with a little color then gradually became like today.
I used to believe that if I changed my clock it changed time for everyone. So I figured that if I didn't want to get up at 7 AM, I could just set the clock back to 6 AM and sleep another hour!
When I was about 5 years old I realized what 5 years meant. It confused me, so I asked a friend and she reassured me that we were each at least 100 years old.
When I was little, i thought that there were days in between weeks, and would ask my parents when the next week would happen.
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 :)