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I used to belief that all the cars were controlled by conveyer belts. And that's how they all would stop and go at the same time.
I thought that a person's motorskills meant how good they were at driving!
Because of cartoons, I thought that to drive you'd just turn the steering wheel back and forth constantly.
I used to believe the white and yellow lines on the roads were for passengers to grab onto and slow the car down if they thought the driver was going too fast.
I used to believe that the handle between the two front seats in the car was call a "mercy brake". Because, "MERCY! I need to stop NOW!"... and because my mother spoke with a strong accent. I was in my teens when I figured out it was an emergency brake.
when I was little I believed, with the encouragement of my parents that the red hazard light button was really an ejection button for bad kids. In addition if the button were to be pressed one would go flying through the sun roof. I think I believed this for a good solid 3 years ;)
My dad would push the button that turned the AC on in our family minivan and make a WHOOOSH sound effect, claiming that our minivan had just turned into the Bat-mobile. I believed him every time.
I believed my mom controlled the speed of our car by how much she moved the steering wheel. Not much movement = Fast. Lots of movement = Slow. I was terribly disappointed when I shared this finding with her and she told me about the gas pedal.
when we first got a car with electric windows, my sister and i coulnt figure out how the windows went down. my dad told us that they were voice activated.you just had to say "windows down" and windows up". he would say it and then at the same time, press the button. my sister and i tried for ages to get the windows down by voice, and he kept telling us we were saying it wrong.
when i was little i didnt realise that the rounded lines on the windscreen of the car were from the windscreen wipers. i asked my dad what they were from and he told me it was the reflection of the mountains.
i used to think cars were propelled along the road by the exhaust from the exhaust pipe. This was back in the 80s when you could actually see the exhaust coming out.
If you hold your breath and make a wish under a highway tunnel it will come true....I still hold my breath :)
I used to believe that cars with red lights had to drive on the right side of the road and that cars with white lights had to drive on the left side of the road. It didn't occur to me that all cars have red lights in back and white lights in front.
I used to believe that if you opened a car door on the highway, the door would rip off and you and everyone else inside of it will be sucked out. I'm 15 and I still have a sneaking suspicion that its true, and never tried it.
When I was younger, if I was being bad, my mom used to tell me that there was an eject button in the car just for bad children. I used to look for it and press random places in the car, however I was still always afraid of being ejected.
I believed as a child that the highway was a big race. I always liked when my dad passed people, thinking we would be that much closer to being first!
I suppose I must have had the properties of limos and taxis confused as a child, because I used to think taxis were only for very rich people. We had to ride one away from the airport one day and the whole ride (as I held the seatbelt closed because it was broken, I may add) I kept saying under my breath, "I'm rich, I'm rich, I'm rich."
I used to think that ducks lived under bridges as whenever we drove under a bridge my mum and nan would shout "DUCK!"
Later, after I had realised, I thought that you would hurt your head if you didn't duck down.
I used to believe that when my family and I would go on trips, or even just drive somewhere, that the car would not actually move. The world would move under the cars' wheels and we were always in the same place. So we did not drive to places, they actually came to us.
I used to believe there were little people in the place where the car windows go when they are down who cleaned the windows.