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i thought that if you rolled up the windows on a hot day the heat would stay out and the car would cool without the air conditioner
i used to think that when you were in a car, you had to push or pull on the window or the car wouldn't make the turn. i belived this till i was 7 or 8
I used to think my dad was magic, whenever we drove on the freeway in the rain he would be able to tell me when it would stop, and it would! Only for a few seconds but still he made the rain stop! It was only later that I realized we were driving under overpasses........
When you're driving on the highway there is this part of the road on the very side that if you drive over it it makes a loud noise to tell the driver that they went over too far. My dad told me it was so that when truckers (or people who'd been driving for a long time) fell asleep It'd make them wake up and start driving again. I thought this until I was 11.
when I was a kid in daycare, my mom sent her boyfriend to pick me up early one day. when we walked out to the parking lot he looked all over for his car and said that somebody must have STOLEN it, so we should STEAL someone else's car to get home.
I didn't realize that he used keys to open up the drivers door of the fancy red car he decided we should "steal". being only 3 or 4 years old, and not getting the joke, I became hysterical and threw a fit. I kept yelling at him saying that stealing was wrong, and I refused to get in the car. He kept trying to calm me down and tell me that his car was in the shop and they loaned him this one for the next few days, but I just wouldn't hear it. I truely believed he was trying to steal a car that wasn't his.
I used to believe that the defroster lines in the back of your car would electrocute you if you touched them. My older sister told me this and I would never go near them.
I used to think that if you held a pencil over a piece of paper while you were in a car, you could make a map. Like, when the car turned the pencil would turn!
I used to believe that the car would automatically slow down when we were close to home because the car knew the way home & so knew when we were near the driveway.
When I was a youngin', I believed that the button on the end of the "windshield wiper/cruse control lever", if pressed, would make the car self-destruct...since my mother never told me to touch it.
When iwas little i thought that the Tick tock thing in the car was somehiding in the car making noises.
I used to believe that the garage door opener (the remote) turned traffic lights green. when we came to a red light my dad would wait until the light was about to change and then grab the remote and click it. i was amazed and believed this for years.
My parent's told me that if you push the button at the end of the handbrake in the car, the car will automatically flip onto it's head. When I was 14 my buddy and I were sitting in the car and he reached for the handbrake button - I hit him! He was not amused until I explained to him why I did it. Then he was VERY amused!
I used to believe that all other cars on the road had no drivers. Me and my mum were the only people on the road!
Some sport cars have a double exhaust. I wondered why. Why would people want to pollute twice as much?
While riding in the car, my dad convinced me that the button for the hazard lights, which is a triangle pointed up, was actually the passenger seat ejection button. He would then hold his finger over the button when I was annoying him. This went on for years.
i used to believe that, every time my mom and i went on a short road trip leaving my hometown, we were actually leaving the state, so when we would come back in to town i would exclaim,"i sure am glad we're back in North Carolina!" when in all actuality we never traveled outside of the state by a long shot.
I used to believe that the "cruise control" button in cars meant that the car could drive/maneauver itself.
Once I asked my mom what the point of wheelchair parking was "you park your wheelchair and walk the rest of the way?"
When I was a child my mum used to leave me alone in the car with the engine still running, (it was safe to do this in the 70's!!) whilst she would pop in to the shops and I used to believe that the car may be able to drive off on its own. I would sit there absolutely, completely still in case I jogged it enough for it to drive off.
Well when I was in my teens I used to be really afraid of crashing in a car.. (who isnt) but I felt that as long as I was looking where I was going and what was coming; the person driving wouldnt hit ne thing and would stop on time!!!