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When I was a kid I realised that in Australia it must be the middle of the night when England was sitting down to eat lunch. This was immediately dismissed as insane, because they would have to get up at midnight to catch any sort of daylight.
I used to think that on day light savings time you had to stay up till 2:00am to change the clocks!
I used to believe that "Bank Holidays" were called Bank Holidays because we could all have a day off and go to the river bank - i didn't realise that it was because the Banks were actually closed.
I used to believe that the day added to February every leap year stayed on permanently, so the number of days in February would go up to 29, then 30, then 31, and on up indefinitely until it was the longest month imaginable.
I believed that after midnight there were actually 12 more hours before the next day. Thus, I never understood why my mom always wanted me to go to sleep so early. I finally found out the truth when I confronted her about having to go to sleep so early.
As a kid, I believed that everyone else was terribly confused about Sunday coming right after Saturday...after all, on the calendar they are so far apart! That made no sense for YEARS.
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.
My sister tried to explain time zones to me. She told me, "When's it's 9 o' clock here, it's 6 o' clock across the country." Then when I saw ads for movies that were playing on TV that said they started at 9, I got really jealous of the people across the country because I thought that they didn't have to wait as long for the movie to come on.
When I was a child and i asked my mother "What day is it today?" She would reply "Monday(or whatever) all day". So... I thought that on some days must change part way through and were like half was Monday anfd the other half Tuesday!
When I was little (say, 6 or 7 years young) I used to believe that in different states, countries, places, and towns that I would be in a different year. For instance, when we went to England...I thought that the year was 1887...and when we when to France, i thought it was 1908... or when we were at home it was "normal" time.
Man, I was a confused kid.
When I was in the third grade I had one of those days that just "flies by". It just seemed to be over before I knew it.
While commenting on this to my teacher I asked her if it was a leap year because I thought the days were shorter in leap years.
i used to think that every place in the world had a different time to the exact minute. like if you were 10 miles east of someone you would be ahead by like one minute.
When I was little, I believed that after 1999 would come the year infinity and that it would be like that forever and ever.
I thought that "tomorrow" was one of the days of the week
I was told that time flies when you're having fun.So one day my family and I were going to be late to school, so I thought that if I was bored, time would pass slowly and we wouldn't be late.(I was 6 when I did this.)
I used to think that if you passed by something in a car, you could still see and look at it. This was because when my mom and I would be in the car, and we passed something interesting, she would ask me if I could see it, leading me to the conclusion that everyone was able to still see things that already passed by, like a roll of film. Eventually, I asked my mom to tell me how to do that, and she explained that she only remembered the object, but couldn't see it.
heh. I was so looking foreward to having that ability, too.
I didn't originally know that years were numbered. I was like WTF when I was in kindergarten and my teacher always read the date, and it ended with the number 2003, and I didn't know what that number was.
I think I finally figured it out when it became 2004 as December became January.
I was puzzled by daylight savings time, and couldn't get any adult to explain adequately to me how the way we set our clocks influences the rotation of the Earth...
My sister and I used to say "A long, long, time ago yesterday." I suppose it meant that we thought things happened a ;ong time ago, yet it still seemed like yersterday.
I used to belive that time didn't pass unless i was close by. but I never found out how far away i had to be. and if moved fast enoungh, the time would'nt react on my precence and stop.