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When 'daylight savings' came around every year, I used to get very excited. I thought it was 'A Day LIKE Saving', so if it had been a fabulous day, you could stretch it out an extra hour!

Justine
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I used to believe that time was suspended inside vacuum sealed packages. This was why their contents didn't age. I thought that we should vacuum seal terminally ill people until medicine figured out how to heal them.

Anon
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When i was 5 or 6 years old my mother and I were driving to visit my grandparents. This was a 500 mile trip. I was bored and always asking when we would be there and how long til we would be there. My mother told me to try sleeping, if i slept time would go faster. I literally believed this for years to come. When i slept time went faster. The hands on the clock would spin maybe 20-40 % faster than i was awake i estimated

Thor
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When I was five and a half, my mom bought a new calendar for the upcoming year- 1980. I could read, so I sat down to flip through the pretty pictures on the calendar, but I quickly realized that this calendar held no month of June. Some printing error had taken place, and the calendar went straight from May to July- no June. SInce my birthday is in June, I was devastated and started crying. My mom finally got me to tell her why-- I thought that since there "was no June" that year, I wouldn't have a birthday and would have to stay 5 instead of turning 6! My mom kept the calendar, she still has it!

Jennifer
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I used to believe that by re-setting the clock forward for Daylight Savings meant that we'd be ahead by two hours instead. I guess I thought the clock automatically adjusted itself when it was supposed to and that we were tampering by adding another hour.

Sue
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When I was little I had no idea about 12 and 24 hour clocks... So I thought that people who used the 24 hour clock's day lasted longer than our's.

Anon
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I thought that "tomorrow" was one of the days of the week

Frank
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When i was three or four, i had a friend called Lucy that lived round the corner from me. on the way back from Playgroup, as her parents had taken her home and mine had me, i remember driving past their house and wondering what she was doing now. Thinking it would be far too complex for her to be existsing where i couldn't see her, i convinced myself that once Lucy wasn't with me, time stopped for her. she was in her house, but was doing nothing but standing still. i could go on living and would carry on as normal, but the rest of the world, pah! Talk about egocentric!

Gemma Jo
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I used to believe that a dynasty lasted for a thousand years and when my father told me that it was the length of time that a chinese emporor ruled I thought they were really special men to be able to live for so long!

Pingu
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When I was 6 I used to think there was never a future because it's always present and there might not be a future. -(Hey-I was smart.Never thought of it liked that did ya?)

Present FOREVER!!!!
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I used to belive that when it was 11:56pm or like that i thought it was eleven fifty-six o'clock.

Hamburglar
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When I was little, my mom and my aunt used to exaggerate when they talked about late we had stayed up, and they would always say, "We stayed up till 5 o'clock in the morning!"

I remember having a really heated argument with a girl in pre-school one day when all the kids were bragging about how late they'd stayed up. "I stayed up till 11!" "I stayed up till 1 o'clock!"

I marched proudly to the center of the circle and declared, "Oh yeah? Well I stayed up till 5--o'clock--in the morning!" I beamed and waited for the shock of the others.

Much to my disappointment, their expressions stayed the same and this girl argued, "Well I stayed up till SIX o'clock in the morning!"

I rolled my eyes. "You can't stay up later than 5 o'clock in the morning."

For some reason I had been led to believe that 5 am was the latest it could possibly get.

Ivan Elbisivni
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I used to believe thats people knew some way of telling time I didnt. When they would say its 15 till always wondered how they knew what hour it was I thought it was just a gift I needed to learn

Georgia
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I used to believe that time travel would one day be possible. I spent years deciding where I would want to get sent back to. Should I do something fun like go to Woodstock, or see Lewis & Martin in Vegas? Or should I try to alter history like try to kill Hitler. Then I decided I would go back to when my mother was younger, and convince her to leave my father.

me again
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I always thought that after 1999 it would be 1990 again, but with different months and days of the week

optional
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I thought one minute is equal to ten seconds, but if you do more than one minute then it is multiply number of minutes by sixty to get seconds, I don't know why I thought one minute was a special exception to this rule... It doesn't make sence to me!

Anon
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I always thought I had been born in 1888, not 1988, but my sister told me it wasn't possible because Jesus had been born in 1888.

Kristine O.
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In 1968, when I was 10, my friends and I used to talk about what life would be like in America in the year 2000. We were convinced that there would be flying cars, a solution to world hunger (so we wouldn't have to eat those yucky vegetables on behalf of all those hungry children in China/India/Africa/wherever), and special chutes in every home, with TV-like things where you could press a button to order anything you wanted, and it would come down the chute. (Bear in mind, home computers were still a pipe dream in 1968.)

lovesjohncleese
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i used to think there had to be more days than sun-sat and that my mom was just not telling me what they were....

cloie
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Once I awoke in the night and the clock said 1:00, and I got scared because one hundred was the biggest number in existence. I couldn't go to sleep until I saw it change to 1:01.

Leora
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