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Before we've bought fiat uno in 1999, we had had old 1982's trabant, the famous "plactic car", with body made from old clothes (!), sand, glue and something else (really!) Once my dad had car accident and driving our traband hit the tree, and the part of body had been just torn off till he replaced it with new. As I noticed car in garage with no part of body, I started believing that car's body always is being broken for pieces when car hits something!
i told my brother when he was little that the little buttons thins on the seat belt that kept the actually clip from falling where air bags. lol he believed it for years
when my dad was parking the car, in asked him why he had to jiggle the car around so much. he said that otherwise the car would blow up. everyday i was in the car when we were parking, i used to say "don't forget to jiggle the car about". they thought i was insane! LOL!
I doubt any of you have ever heard about polonez, the Polish car. It was named after famous national dance, but as a child I always associated it with car (of course kids don't know much about dances, but about cars passing their houses many times a day they always do), and at the lesson in second grade (8 yrs old) I found poem in my Polish book about dancing polonez. I had been wondering why do they like to write about car until teacher explained what was the poem about.
I used to think that the the numbers on the odomometer of a car indicated how many miles the car had left. I thought it ran backwards in number and that when it reached zero, the car would not run any longer.
When we were little my dad told us that cars had switches to control the lights in the middle of the road. He used to toggle his headlights and the cats eyes "turned" on and off. We thought it was great as it saved power.
I believed there was a button hid on the ceiling of my car and at certain times on the highway my parents would puch it and it would make a rumbling noise. I late came to know it was the car driving over the ridges in the highway.
As a child I always thought that windshield squirters got their water from previous rainstorms.
Made sense to me!
i used to believe that to make a car go forward you pushed your foot down on the pedal and to reverse, you pulled it up with your foot.
I used to think that since fuel was consumed by a car going forward, that if you pushed a car backwards, the tank would fill up.
i used to believe that the "fast lane" actually had some sort of tracks on it that made you go faster.
My dad used to tell me that if I stuck my arm out the car window, it would get chopped off. I certainly kept my arm inside after that, with horrible visions of someone in a passing car holding a machete out their window for the sole purpose of cutting off people's arms.
When my mopm said it was good because she had her own lane on the parkway i thought it meant there were like 100000 lanes so every car could have its own.
Once my mother and I took my then two year old niece to the store. When we were walking back to our van, she started pointing and exclaiming, "I want that one!" We had no idea what she was talking about until we figured out that she was pointing at a van that was kind of like ours, only a pretty teal color instead of our old tan van. She thought we could take the car we wanted after we left the store.
When I was young I used to believe that horsepower meant that there were horses in the tires and the number was the amount of horses, so i would never walk behind the car because i was scared it would kick me! lol
Carsick - meant that the car was sick and would throw up
One set of keys could operate every car in the world, and if you lost your keys, you could use someone elses.
When playing with Lego/Matchbox cars, opening all doors made the cars have wings and fly
Carpool - A pool for cars
The glove compartment has gloves in it (seriously, has anyone ever kept gloves in there?)
When I was little, I believed (for some unfathomable reason) that every person who drove a car or a truck or any kind of vehicle, was in some kind of "race" to get to some finish line. I believed that this "race" went on in every country. I also believed that you weren't supposed to talk to it to anyone, especially kids. I thought that when I grew up and got my own car, my dad would have a talk with me about it and tell me about this race and how I was supposed to win it or something... yeah I was a weird kid.
When I was young my dad had me believe that cat's eye's in the middle of the road were small lights that he could turn on & off using a switch in the car. He would flick the switch and hey presto the lights in the road turned off, another flick and they were back on :)
When I was REALLY young (I can't even remember how old I was). I used to believe that whenever you get into a car. The car wasn't moving, but the whole world around you was actually rearranging around your vehicle.
However, I never actually wondered how other vehicles moved around...
When i was young I didnt ubderstand the concept of speed. When we were in the car I thought the car in front of us had to be going faster than us because it was infront. And the car in front of that must be going even faster. I used to think that the cars further on must be going so fast that they would end up becoming invisible!