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Once when I was young my Dad came home one day and a hubcap was off his tire. The car looked funny and I asked him why it looked different. He told me that an Indian had shot the hubcap off with an arrow. I believed this for a quite some time.
I used to believe that it was against the law to have your window down while on the motorway, because everytime we would go out in the car, just as we were getting on the motorway my dad would shout "shut the window!". I believed it until I was 17, and only now have found out that it was due to the car going faster when there was no wind coming in - thanks dad!
I used to think that motorcycles were propelled by farts.
For YEARS I believed that when people on traffic reports announced a bridge opening, that that bridge had been actually closed until then and nobody could get across it.
Until a few years ago, I thought that when you parked where the sign said 'parking 1hr maximum, no return within 2hrs', that you were not allowed to go back to your car for 2hrs. I always felt I was breaking the law by complying with the 1hr parking time limit.
As a child my parents had me convinced that the eject button on the car radio would eject me from the back seat. Thanks to this belief anytime I was being misbehaved in the car all they had to do was hold their finger over the button and I would start begging them not to push it.
I used to believe that for the car to go in reverse, my dad just had to put his right arm on the passenger seat and look over his right shoulder. The car took its cue from my dad and knew to go backwards!
When I was younger a friend of my mother told me that her car wouldn't start until all the seatbelts were fastened. I believed this for a good few years, and was mocked mercilessly when I was found out.
I used to believe there were migets inside toll booths who would count the change thrown in and then flick a switchwhich would raise the gate. I was always impressed at how quickly they could count.
As a little un my Mum had an old VW beatle and I used to think that the speed limit existed because if you went over the speed limit, all the buildings would collapse because of the increased vibrations of the car! That's why you were allowed to drive really fast on the motorway because there were no buildings!
I used to believe that as cars got older they aged and turned round and fat like my grand parents. I remember asking in the sixties when our car was going to start looking old like the fifties cars.
I used to think that if I took my eyes from the road for just one moment while my parents were driving, we'd immediately get in an accident. Even late at night, I'd strain to stay awake, peering from the backseat at the road, completely convinced it was my gaze keeping the car in the lane and all other cars away.
I was a very paranoid child.
I used to believe that you could squeeze jumper cables with your hands to jump-start a car (with one end attached to the car battery, of course). I guess this belief started when I saw Vicki the Robot do it on "Small Wonder."
You know the automatic carwashes? You know, the one where you drive through and those blue scrubber things clean your car? Well, when I was little, I was scared to death of those things, so my sister told me that they were all relatives of cookie monster (the muppet from sesame street), and that they were having a family reunion! I can't believe I actually believed her!
when i was little i used to think that to make a car go you had to move the stearing wheel, it wasn't until one time when i was in a bumber card and it wouldn't go the i had to push a petal
I always used to think that grownups whispered where they wanted to go and the car went by itself!
I used to think that it was against the law to drive a car without shoes on. It isn't
When I was younger I would always look at what direction we were going in the car because we had the built-in compass thing. When it read SW or NW or SE or NE I would tell my mom that she was driving crooked.
When i was young i thought a stick shift was when u drive with a stick
when i was little i thought there was a little midget person in the box at tre car wash. I was so stupid for letting my parents trick me like that.