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When we would be stuck in a long traffic jam on a highway I thought there must be someone VERY important at the front of this long line of cars and I just assumed that person was Abraham Lincoln.

Sarah Kie
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Until recently, I thought that hybrid cars weren't hybrid as in the fuel, but hybrid as in the car itself. I thought it could be like, half Jeep half Lexus or something...

Anon
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I imagined that the wavy power line shadows on the street were the paths that cars were supposed to drive on.

marianne
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I used to believe people would get in trouble for driving in a county other than the one on their license plate.

Anon
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Until I was 8 or so I thought that turning the steering wheel left and right actually powered the motion of the car.

Anon
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When I was a child, I believed that the tallest man in the world drives a mini, which had no front seats, i.e. back seats only.
I believed that till I was 25 years old.

T W
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I used to think that if you left a car running while it was parked (not moving), than it would blow up. My mom left me for a minute to run in the post office, and found me sobbing hysterically when she came back. She freaked out of course, but when I told her why I was upset, she busted out laughing. I remember having tears and snot running down my face and saying, "You mean it WON'T blow up?"

Vicky
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when we went on long trips in the car and would bother my mom by saying , are we there yet, she would say , See the black stuff in the road? that is where Indians would scalp little kids who were not being good. Now shut up.
The thick black lines was just tar from paving the cracks in the road. It sure shut us up though.

Merlee
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when i was little my mom told me that there were hampsters in the tires of the car and when you got gas that was hampster food. so i would picture the food dropping down on a string and the hampster would chase it and the car would move. she also told me that we would get a flat tire because the hampster died. nice mom.

melissa
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When I was about 8 years old I thought that shifting gears in a car was something you could do from time to time when you feel like it. Like eating candy or something because I didnīt get it how it was related to the speed you drive at.

Slim Tom
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My daughter used to believe that when we got in the car.. it stood still but the surroundings moved towards the car.

Anon
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My little sister always thought that cars driving across bridges always smashed whatever was under the bridge, regardless of the bridge's stability. She always screamed and cried when we were about to drive under one (because she was afraid of getting smashed). She giggled wildly as we drove over one, because of all the people and cars, driving below the bridge, that we were smashing, enjoying their misfortune, i suppose. I am still confused as to how she came up with this theory, or who told her this. She did this until she was about 6 years of age.

Kisha
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When I was younger, we used to drive on the Interstate to get home from my grandparent's house, but hardly any other time. I used to make my brother duck down behind the seat with me, because I really thought that headlights of other cars were ghosts that would come to get us if they saw our heads above the seat back.

Jessyka
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When I was little my family bought a new car and because I was stupid, I assumed it was faster. It probably was, but I also assumed it had three wheels. I really thought I was smarter than that, but I guess I never thought about it.

Troy
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When I was about six, my mother told me that my grandparents had bought a car that was "automatic". I thought that meant the car could drive itself. I wondered how the car knew where you wanted to go.

Well my grandparents came to pick us up to take us somewhere in their new "automatic" car. After we were all seated, Grandpa got into the driver's seat and proceeded to drive as I had always seen him drive. Or so I thought. I had no idea that there were two kinds of transmissions. I didn't even know what a transmission was.

Vicki J.
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one day me and my cousin were talking about what we used to believe and she told me this funny story:
When she was little,she thought that convertibles were just regular cars that were broken, but people used anyway. you could imagine how weird it must have been when so many people drove and wanted these cars.

Chantelle(as told by Tamara)
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When riding in the car at night, when I was little, I would look out and see the moon and watch it. I was convinced it was following us.

Barbie
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When I was a kid, I was totally convinced that the Care Bears were real. I loved that show more than anything, and one day, when my whole family was in the car together, my dad started asking us kids what kind of car we wanted when we were older if we could have any car that we wanted. My sister and my brother both rattled off prompt answers. I looked up and said very matter-of-factly, "I want a cloud car."

My parents and siblings all burst out laughing and then one of them told me that cloud cars didn't exist, so I couldn't have one. I still remember how much it hurt to hear that.... I cried about it a lot. At age nineteen, I still love the Care Bears!

Still wanting a cloud car
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I use to think i put my hand out the car window and grabed air..That i culd talk to other people use air to talk.The person i talk to most was a friend had but she moved and i moved. So i pretend that were having a conver station.
I still put my hand out the window.Plus i thought you could only have this conversation if yo thought in your head.So it kept me quite.Bet my mom told me to do it. ]:3.Anyways i thought that when you hand when cold you had new message.It was like msn.Kind off

Sasha On a long drive home
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My dad used to tell me that Carl Lewis could run as fast as a car. Therefore I used to believe, that if I placed myself next to a car that was about to start, and was able to catch up with it while it accelerated, I could be the next Olympic champion.

Julie
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