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I used to belive that everyone got made at the same time and that we all had unigue ages and that we would stay the same age for eternity.
I have to thank my dad for this, I thought that if I didn't get dressed before midday, or go to bed after midnight. I would become a pigliwog! He even made a 'pigiliwog detector' out of k'nex with a flaashing light on the end. I ran a mile when he flashed it at me!!!
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....
When I was about 4 every day of the week had a color. Monday was blue, Tuesday yellow, Wednesday green, Thursday purple, Friday orange. I don't remember what colors Saturday and Sunday had, though...
I thought my age started at 4, because I couldn't recall any mention of my age before.
When I was very young I thought every day was a play day. Then school started and it seemed that every day was a school day. Then I learned about weekdays, months and years. I held this belief for a long time. Then it happened one summer. It occurred to me that everyday is a non-descript workday, except for my day off which is a play day. I've now in the phase where every day is a workday and on the days off the boss changes. The good news is that when I was a kid, I had it correct. I just need more practice to turn every day back into a play day.
that groundhog's day was the beginning of beaver hunting season. I pictured a bunch of pilgrims sneaking up on an unsuspecting beaver's hole (don't ask me why i thought grounhogs were beavers) and yanking the poor thing out. I thought they would wave it around and then bash it on the ground to kill it. If it hit its shadow i thought that meant people could hunt beavers until spring. I'd seen various pictures of those strange men in top hats (who look rather like pilgrims) waving around these big rodents (who also look like beavers). I guess i sort of combined thanksgiving and groundhog's day in my mind. I dunno, but i'm starting to think i was a crack-baby.
I use to think labor day was neighbor day where you would go out and visit all your neighbors.
When I was little, I asked my mom what Labor Day was. She told me it was a day when all grown-ups didn't have to work, and kids had to do chores all day. I avoided my parents all day on Labor Day so that I wouldn't have to work!
Once my sister told me that if you would spin around fast enough you cuold travel through time.(ex. if you spun right you would go forward in time, so left would mean going back in time)
This is a belief of someone else. I had a girlfriend that thought that everytime we had the Daylight Saving Time, it would drive our country to a different time from the rest of the world.
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!
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!
When I learned that the two alternative circular motions are called clockwise and counter-clockwise, I was told that clockwise is called that because it is the direction in which a clock moves. This misled me about why counter-clockwise is called that. The prefix counter is used to mean opposite or reverse, so this name means that counter-clockwise is the reverse of clockwise. But I thought that there was something called a counter clock, which is like a clock but goes on a counter and moves the opposite direction.
Also, I'm not sure if this ins't a misinterpretation, but I think that we call it counter-clockwise here in America, while people from the UK call it anti-clockwise, which sounds like a better name to me.
i used to think before clocks were invented, there was no such thing as time
I used to believe that in 2020 flying cars would be invented and the world would turn futuristic. You can guess what actually happened.
As a kid in the mid 80's I used to watch 'Towards 2000' on the telly (later to become 'Beyond 2000')- I couldn't wait till New Years Day, 2000 when I would wake up, look out my window and every one of these fantastic inventions was suddenly just 'there'. Terribly exciting stuff...
When I was little, I was told that the end of the world was going to happen on December 31st, 1999. I'm still here aren't I??? Bwuahahahahahaha!!!!
for some strange reason, I thought an hour was two hours and a half an hour was 1 hour. i don't know how i came up with that one.
I used to believe that when the clocks changed and people said we'd lose an hour or gain an hour, we lost or gained that hour every night at midnight.
Also, when people said their watch was fast, I thought it meant that the hands went round faster than normal.