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When there was a bit of turbulence I was told that the plane was bouncing on the clouds like a trampoline. I used to love aeroplane flights!

madetobelieve
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my parents told me just before i went on my first plane ride that elephants flew behind the plane, pushing it along (Dumbo) and that i had to peddle to help them. When i boarded i paniked at the absence of footpedals and told a startled stewardess and a few passengers off for not helping the poor elephant. They also told me that the expression "paid peanuts" was what they gave the elephants in return for their services!

Anon
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When I was little I always thought when you went to the bathroom on the plane, it just was a hole, and thats why we feel random rain drops sometimes. I used to use the plane potty and run to the window to see if I could see it flying in the sky!! And I cried when I got hit by that random raindrop cause I thought it was pee!

Kelly
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i used to believe that cotton came from the clouds up above....that airplanes just used to go up there and scoop it up and bring it back down...

moe
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When I was 4 my father used to be a gunner on the large B-52 airplanes. Living on base near the flight strip was loud to say the least. Everytime a B-52 flew overhead, I thought it was going to dump cheese on our house. I STILL have no clue where I got such an insane idea from.

Patty
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i am 15 and up until 2 years ago i thought the orange and white transmitters near the airport were the whole thing!! when i was little everytime we'd ride by my mom would point to them and say look there is the airport...i never knew she ment behind the transmitters...and i couldnt ever figure out how a plane could land on that little bitty thing!!

jessica
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As a child I believed the sky was a solid blue layer. It was quite obvious therefore that vapour trails were where planes scratched the sky.

paula
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If I saw a spotlight beaming into the sky, I used to believe an airplane was lost and they were searching for it. Later in life I learned the beams of light were from spotlights used for commercial purposes, like a grand opening of a store, etc.

LKC
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I used to believe when I was younger (10 or so) I thought that aeroplanes were flying cars. I believed this because they had their lights on (not just the flashy ones), and they looked like car head lights. I pointed it out to my dad one day and said, "look, a flying car". He explained that I was wrong and why. I was so embarrassed. Yet I think that it is funny to this day.

Anon
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when i was younger i thougth jet planes where driven by many tiny little elfs that would blow very hard in order for the plane to fly

Meyer
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top belief!

One day we were at an air show, and my dad was explaining to me how the planes lived in hangers when they were not flying. I was intrigued how you could put something as big as a plane on a clothes hanger.

g&t
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When I was 4, I used to belive that Disney World was in the clouds, because we had to take a plane to get there.

Anon
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When I was a little girl, my parents' friend from England came to visit us. I asked him if it was a long drive to Canada and he said: "I flew!". I looked at him wide-eyed and asked : "Where's your wings??!" Then the adults burst out laughing and I was angry and still confused about how the crazy bird-man got to my house.

Shir
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i used to believe that the trails that planes left in the sky were 'care bear tracks'. it took a while for me to figure out it was from a plane

Emma weeble wooble
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When I was younger, my grandmother used to come visit us quite frequently. So in order to pick her up, we would go to the airport, and as I watched her get off the plane, the realization hit me that if she kept arriving from planes, she must obviously live in one! So from that day onward, when I saw an airplane in the sky, I would shout "Look, it's Mama (grandmother in Chinese)!" And the thing was my brothers, who were ten years older than me, did it, too! So I believed it for a long, long, long time. It wasn't until many hundreds of times later and then my riding an airplane for myself did I realize the error of my ways.

Jayce
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when I was younger my mum told me that when you're on a plane the shutters have to be open during take off otherwise terrorists could target the plane, I have since developed a fear of flying and she wonders why!

Flames
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I used to believe that a "round trip" ticket was where they take you up in an airplane and fly you "round and round" and then bring you home!

Sophie
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When I was about 7 or 8 I used to believe that there were signposts in the sky so that aeroplanes knew where they were going!!

michelle l
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top belief!

I used to think when you went in an airplane, you would get really tiny, because when I would see them in the sky, they would be really small, from being so high in the air. The first time I got on one, I asked my mom "When are we gonna get tiny?"

Zoe
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I used to believe air planes ran on batteries. When I was 3, and the plane was going down to land, I shouted out, "DOES IT NEED NEW BATTERIES?!"

Anon
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