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i thought that when the new year came around, it was the worlds birthday so we had to celebrate it otherwise the world wuold get a bad temper and destroy us so, a few days until New years eve i asked mum to make a big b-day cake and she always looked confused. this went on till i was 4

milesy23563
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Before I understood the concept of telling time, I assumed that grown-ups somehow had the ability to know automatically what time it was at any given moment, like maybe they had hidden sensors or something in their bodies. This seemed only natural, as my parents were always able to tell me what time it was whenever I asked.

mollyann
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I used to believe that 'ten to' (ten minutes until a certain hour/fifty minutes past a certain hour) was actually 10:02 AM. I was surprised that when I asked someone what time it was, it was often '10:02' and never '10:03' or '10:04'.

Sarah
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I used to think that there were only two times it could be in an hour. For example if it was in the 4:00 hour it could only be 4:00 or 4:30.

Lola
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my mom used to use the term 15 o' clock to describe a late time....well, my little sister thought it was a real time...there for one time, when i was playing my my best friend in the early morning before the school bus came...back when i was like 10, we were running a little late...so my little sister came running around the corner yelling at us to get ready because it was already 15 o'clock ...and she was as serious as can be.

Anon
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I used to beleive 'good days' were when absolutely nothing went wrong and everything went perfectly. If one little thing didn't go my way, I considered it a 'bad day'. When I was six, I declared to my shocked parents I never had a good day in my entire life, every day was a bad day.

Anon
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This passed year my 6 year old sister was completely shocked to find out fall startes on September 21st and not when the leaves begin to change colors and fall off the trees. In fact, it surprised her that all the seasons start on a certain date instead of a change in nautre.

Anon
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do u know how the other day means 2 days ago well when i was younger thought the other day was yesterday

Eleisha
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When I was about 4 I had a hard time figuring out how to relate to someone when something had happened the night before....So I would tell them it happened yesterday's night.

Anon
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I knew that there was a leap year every four years, and I knew there was a presidential election every four years, so I assumed, not so unreasonably, that the election must be on February 29!

Anon
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I believed that "suppertime" was a definite time at which everyone in the world simultaneously ate supper. When I was playing with some of my friends and some of them had to go home because it was suppertime, I ran home and scolded everyone: "Why aren't you having supper? It's suppertime!"

Matt
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When I was four or five, I got out of bed one night to join my mother and her friend downstairs. It was very late, so my mother and her friend convinced me that little boys who were awake after midnight turn into girls. Once I was back in bed, I had to keep checking that my privates were still there and my hair was still short. I had no clock in my room, so I was terrified that the stroke of midnight could come at any time and I would become a yucky girl.

Matt (Boro - UK)
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I used to think that if you stayed up until 12 o'clock then went to sleep you would sleep through the whole day and wake up the day after.

Yoyo7m
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When I was a little kid, I loved watching "before-sleep show" on TVP1 channel (I was really cartoon addicted), which always ran at seven pm. Since I started watching it when I was three (?) and it was winter, I was sure it was aired when it was dark outside. Then when summer came and sun still was arise behind the window when I watched favourite characters on TV, I was very confused - back then, I imagined day as divided into two main parts: daytime and nightime, and I couldn't understand why they moved my show from early nightime into daytime!

Tryfid
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I thought that if you changed the time on the clock, it turns that time. I thought this cuz my parents changed the clock for daylight savings times and i thought 'hey it changed, the time changed!' I changed my clock to 10:00pm and was astounded. I couldnt change the time in real life, it was still light out. So i thought that only parents could change the time. I asked my sis and she had to set me straight.

poisen
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I used to think Boxing Day was called that either because you had to put your presents back in their boxes for another year or because there was nothing but Boxing Matches on the telly. Either way, I remember crying a lot at the end of Christmas Day.

I also used to think that Lent was so called because you were only allowed to eat lentils.

Scribbles
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I believed that my dad was born before the dodo birds were extinct, and i had mentioned it to my teacher, she laffed. Turns out they have been extinct since 1600's. My parents still tease me about that.

Gabriel
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For some reason, probably because I was always in bed early, I didn't know it got dark outside. The first time we went to a movie, and came out after sunset, I freaked out because I thought the world was coming to an end. It took several evening sunset's to get me over that experience.

Medved
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As a child I used to believe that at Midnight is when the monsters came out. My brother and I had to be in bed AND asleep by then, or else! I do not know where I got this belief (perhaps from a movie), but I pretty much lived it until high school.

Jake Schlegel
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i used to believe if you stared at a digital clock, you would never see the time change, because i had never seen it happen before. i got in trouble cos i was supposed to be finding a book to read in my room but i didn't like reading so i stared at the clock instead ... and tried to make time stop... my dad said WHAT is taking u so long?!?!? and i saw the clock change for the first time in my life i was like DADDI DADDI I SAW THE CLOCK CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

reh
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