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When I was 5 or so, I always thought that the light singals would go in any order. I never knew why my mom would slow at a yellow light. I thought if it was yellow the light was trying to make up its mind to turn green or red.
When I was like 2 or 3 my mom convinced me that if we tried hard ebough ... we could get the traffic light to turn green ... we did this by naming green things ...green grass green eyes green shirt green socks greaan umbrella and so on - lolz
i used to believe that there was a little green alien a little orange alien and a little red alien that only stood up when they felt like it
I used to think that traffic lights could see cars because how would they know when to let the other cars go through?
I used to think street lights had hidden cords in bushes
I used to believe that all traffic lights were operated by people in a big control room under the streets. I have no clue where this idea came from.
When I was about six years old, I used to go shopping with my grandfather. When we were standing in front of a traffic light, he could always tell me when it would turn green, but when I tried, I wasn't even close. I thought he had special powers. Now I know he just looked if the cars on the road had already stopped, because our light would turn green then.
i used to believe that there was a man that who lives in a little house and his job was to change the colour on the traffic lights...red, yellow, green... ok, now you can go...
when i was little i belived that the traffic lights where a ufo spaceship because they changed colours quite quickly. whenever i went past a traffic light i used to close my eyes and now i look back and laught at myself.
like a lot of people here it seems....i believed my mom had the power to predict when the light would change, because she was looking at the other side for it to turn yellow. but i had forgotten about this for a long time, and only just realized how she did it by reading all the other people's memories....DOH!
when i was younger i thought all traffic lights were controlled by a person sitting in a building looking out the window at each intersection
I used to think that at each intersection with traffic lights, a little man would sit underground with video cameras. His job was to look to see who had been waiting the longest to see who would get the next green light.
I used to believe that the traffic lights were operated by a miniature person who hid close to the traffic lights so he could direct traffic. I thought that he used a remote control to do this!
My dad used to tell us that he could change the traffic light from red to green by blowing at it from his spot in the driver's seat. We believed it until we finally learned that he was watching the lights on the other side and could see when they were changing from green to yellow to red. He had really GREAT timing!
I spent years believing that little men lived under roads controlling the traffic lights, after I asked my Dad when I was four years old "How do they know when the cars are coming?" This belief also applied to Zebra and Pelican crossings...
When I was little, I used to think that people woke up very early in the morning to be first in line at traffic lights.
When I was around 5 years old, I remember visiting my grandparents in a big city. I had never seen traffic lights before and I believed that a person lived under the road and shone differents coloured torches through tubes.
I've been digging up heaps of roads but I still haven't found the traffic light people: They're too fast!
I thought that when you crossed the road that you kept your arms in the same position as the green man. The same goes to the red man by standing with your arms to the side of you.
My brother told me that little men lived under the traffic lights to make them changed.
I thought there was a man in a control room who controlled all the traffic lights in the country...when you pushed the crossing button he saw it and changed the lights.