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I believed the year 2000 was named so, because the Earth could only last for 2000 years. When that year came around, I had the belief that the Earth would split and break up just because it's time was up.
I used to believe that Memorial Day was actually "Oreo Day." Every year when I was told it was Memorial Day, I would expectantly wait for my parents to give my an oreo, in celebration of the holiday, though they never did.
For about 4 years (I was aged 8 to 12 approx) I was scared of 10.24pm on my radio alarm clock, if I was in bed I'd look at my clock when it was 10.23 and closed my eyes and count for 2mins just to make sure it was past 10.24. I was convinced this was the real witching hour and midnight was just a red herring to make kids think they're safe. To this day I still close my eyes if i am aware of it being that time (I'm 20 now) it's weird the things that stick in your mind!!!
Not my belief .. actually my cousin's. When my cousin was young (maybe 5 or 6)My parents and I traveled from our home state of Wisc. to his home state of Conn. to visit family. Well, in Wisc. ATMs are called TYME Machines (TYME being the brand or whatever of ATM) Well when we took my young cousin to the mall shopping he thought that we were either mad or Wisc. was a wonderful place of easy time travel ... because we kept looking around the mall for "Time Machines"
When my two brothers and I were little kids, we actually used to believe that there was an opposite day each year. We'd go around speaking to each other and everybody else in opposite meanings, like yes for no, etc. No one else understood what we were doing, and when we explained, "It's OPPOSITE DAY, DUH! You gotta speak opposite!" the adults would just look at us funny... The other kids, however, all immediately began to speak in opposite as well.
When seeing on TV shows that they would be on at "7, 8 central" (in regards to the time zones) I thought that the show would be at 7:30, since it was the center of 7 and 8.
I used to think the clock only changed when you weren't looking. So, I wouldn't look at it...and then when I looked back, it changed. I went on believing that until I entered kindergarten
I used to believe that invisible giants played with us like I played with my dolls.
"mom can you getu ball back for me? "Sure I'll bring it to you in a jiffy." "What's a jiffy?"
I remember being in first grade learning about the calendar.When the teacher showed how one month ended, and she flipped the calendar page over to the next month, it started on the very next day. This happened every month! There were no days in between months!
My Mom told me that the reason why you go to bed later than normal and have dinner later than normal (when we were in Nova Scotia for a vacation we had dinner at 8:30pm) was because the closer you got to Greenwich England the faster time goes by.
When I was little, our neighbors moved "halfway around the world" according to my parents. They said it was tommorow where they lived. From then on, I always wanted to call them to see what the weather would be like
As a kid, I believed time moved vertically (up & down), and was somewhere deep, DEEP in the ground or floor. If you wished to peek at the future, or "tomorrow", you could dig into the dirt in the yard, and if you went far enough down, the next day would be there, ready to go!
i dunno why cos i always knew about tuesday and thursday but i remember i used to think the week days went
guess i must've learnt the terms yesterday/tomorrow on a wednesday!!!!
I was 9 and it was new years eve. My family was watching all the other countries around the world celebrate the new year. At one point i said, "isn't it cool how we are the only ones that get to celebrate new years eve at midnight?" Hey, i was 9, the whole time zone concept was still new to me!
My mom often told me that we would do something in a specific way because "it was better in the long run." Because we always did things that were "better in the long run", I thought we were constantly in the mode of preparing for this "Long Run", the way a runner prepares for a race, and that at some unidentified point in the near future, life as we knew it would cease and we would find ourselves at the start of a foot race, with a huge banner at the starting line that said "The Long Run". But I could never quite reconcile how doing the specific "better" action would prepare us for this really long run as these "better" actions were never running related.
I used to think that there should always be a special day at the beginning of the month to start out the month before the first. Such as May 0, where that day would just be May, 2008. My suspicions were confirmed when most calendars had a few blank spots before the first.
When I was 4 or 5 I thought there were only four ways to tell time. something-o'clock, something-30, a quarter till, and something-half passed.
You see how you get watches? As in the clocks you wear on your wrist ^o) ... well when I was about 4, I had always had watches with numbers all around it and I noticed my mum's watch only had 4 little dashes. And I asked her how do you know what the time is and she told me that when you get older you will be able to see them. And pointed to a "10" which to me was an empty space O.o Well I though adults eyes could see things that were too small for children to see until I was about 8 :S
When I was three or four years old, I heard talking heads on the TV referring to "time zones," and others describing some Third World peoples as "living in the Stone Age." So I put the two together, and was convinced that all the eras of history coexisted on Earth at the same time.