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when i was a kid i used to believe that there was one week of spring (from spring break), three months of summer (from summer break), One month of winter (from christmas break) and the rest was fall.
i used to believe i would 'catch up' to my big brother one day and we'd be twins.
i thought 'classic' was new and 'modern' was old
For a long time, I thought that you were born either as an adult or child, and you were that way for your entire life. I was so jealous that my parents got to be grown ups while I was stuck as a child.
When I was about 3 or 4, my mother took a trip to the US in summer, and left me at my grandmotherīs for about three and a half weeks. FOr little me, that was a long long time! And I went on to tell everybody years after that that I had lived with my grandma for one year...
i used to believed tat human goes on forever. I got real panic when i realised that humans actually die. then a bright idea came to me and i felt calm. i thought to myself " when i grow to age of say 65 or so i shall annouce to the world that i can make us all revert to a younger age by reversing our watches and clocks synchronically!."
When I first heard of the "fourth dimension" and knew it had some connection to time(I was maybe six or seven), I thought of it as an actual underground realm inhabited by dinosaurs and historical figures.
Up until I was ten I believed that Yesterday was a day of the week
I used to believe that my entire life was a dream and I would wake up as a baby in another, completely different life.
I still sometimes wonder when I'm going to wake up, this dream has being going on for a good few years!!!
When I was little I was amazed when I saw adverts for the 60 minutes program. I used to think to myself "Wow! They must have to read the news really fast to only fit it in 60 minutes"
I used to believe that, rather than time zones, the time just changed gradually. So if it was 5:00 where you were, it might be 5:15 50km away.
I've always pictured time as a circle, like a ferris wheel. the months go clockwise with january at the top, then on lines going from the middle of the circle out to the months there are little dots for the days of the month, and within these dots are pixel-like squares for the hours (hours have always been square) and all of time pictured in years is in the shape of an arch, not a line. i had no idea that this was not a normal view of time until i read a book where one of the characters saw time similarly to me and was told it wasn't normal! but, this view of time is completely normal for a synesthete (no this is not some sci-fi creature, google synesthesia) so i'm not a total weirdo!
I used to beleive that when i left a family members house they froze until i came back to see them... I didn't think different until i was ten lol
When I was a kid, I was confused by Daylight Savings Time and asked my dad why we had to do it. He told me that charcoal companies all got together and made the law so that people would grill out more often in the summertime. I totally bought it, and repeated it to people through my early 20s.
I used to think that the way to count time was to sound it out slowly. e.g. Once my Mum said to wait five minutes so i said f-i-v-e m-i-n-u-t-e-s out loud and really slowly and thought that meant five minutes was up.
Because of this I could never understand how one hour was longer than say twenty minutes because when you say it out loud twent minutes would be longer.
One night I was up late with a friend working on a college level biology project when we got into an arguement about the number of weeks in a year. I almost felt bad for the poor guy, he was SO sure that there were only 48..
When a 24 hour clock shows 00:00 (midnight) the world stops for 1 whole minute, and at 00:01 it starts again.
I must say i thought this for some time, probably until i was 14 at least *blush*
If you went to the International Date Line and jumped back and forth across it 2 or 3 times it would affect your age.
When I was in kindergarten and first grade my teachers would always write the date on the board. So whenever we came back from winter vacation, and I would see that the numbers on the year had changed, I would always wonder... "Woah, how did that happen?"
When I was about seven, I got a little confused about time zones. I was under the impression, from my particularly strange imagination, that it was to do with how often you had to put the clocks forward or backward an hour.
I live in Birmingham, in the UK, just west of the Grenwich meridian. I thought that people living on the Grenwich meridian didn't have to put their clocks forward or backward an hour at all, people living where I did had to alter their clocks twice a year, and people living on the other side of the world had to change theirs several hours forward or backward every day.
I still don't know how this worked.