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My little sister used to belive, that little potato men controlled the stop lights. She thought that they would just push the buttons and the light would change. Whenever we stopped at a light she would wave. My parents just thought that it was nothing. One day my sister said that the potato men must be hungry, so she wanted to bring them some chips. It was only then that she realized, potato men didn't controll the stop lights

meh
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When I was about 4 or 5..up until i was about 7 or 8 I was always told that it was pigeons that changed the traffic lights to red amber and green. When i went out in the car with my mum or dad I'd always shout come on you stupid pigeons! if the light was red.

anon
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i used to think that mice worked in the traffic lights and pushed the red, yellow, and green buttons all day when they felt like it. and that was why each light we had to wait at was either longer or shorter than the other one.

Amber
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I used to believe that there was only one light bulb for each direction in traffic lights and that little elevators were used to move the lights up and down to the red, yellow, and green windows.

Anon
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i used to think that traffic lights were controlled by police men. i had a very clear image of police men sitting infront of a model version of the streets (which of course only consisted of my town) and pushing buttons, they'd say things like that little girl wants to cross the road lets stop the cars...

zara
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When I was a kid I used to think that the traffic lights were controlled underground by people in underground offices.

Justin
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I used to believe that when we drove through the rain at night, a monster would climb on top of our car. And when we stopped at a red-light, he would get ready to attack, and only green-lights saved us. I got really nervous when I saw yellow-lights, because I knew it was about to turn red. It never occured to me that someone would of course see a big, harry monster riding on the hood of our car and call the cops.

Michele
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I used to believe tiny people worked underground at stop lights, watching for cars coming and going. They were in charge of making the lights change color, watching through parascope like binoculars.

kja
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When i was little i used to believe that there were people watching all of the traffic lights in the world through cameras, and when there was enough cars backed up at a red light they would flip the switch to green and they would get to go, and the other side would have to stop.

Blair
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When I was a little girl I used to belive a little man sat above the traffic lights and decided when they should be changed. When i started driving myself I figured out that was not possible.

Kimberly
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I used to believe... that my mom had the ability to make the traffic lights turn green. Only later did I find out about the three second delay, which she waited for before asking the lights to change.

Cynthia
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WHen I was a lil kid I used to always look up and see pigeons like on the traffic light post like when we were stopepd at a red light, and I thought that the pigeons follow the traffic lights laws also, lol

Anon
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I used to believe that the traffic lights were controlled by gnomes in air balloons, and that if you asked the gnomes to change the color of the light they would. I thought there was someone inside the refridgerator turning the light on and off and I thought soap operas were reality TV.

Michelle
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Traffic lights were controlled by people in towers looking down at the streets. When there was a long line of people at a red light, the controllers would see, and switch it to green. I did wonder how it worked when the controllers left work, though.

Anon
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This is my dad's explanation to me and my sisters when we were young as to why people stopped their cars at traffic lights: drivers like the sight of the red traffic lights so much that they stop their cars and look at them. They dislike looking at the green lights so much that when the light changes from red to green, they simply drive away.

Larry
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I used to believe that some little guy lived on the traffic light and decided what cars can go and what cars can stay. So one day when I was walking with my mom I shouted at the traffic light to see if anyone was there. He didn't say anything so I thought he was deaf or he was busy.

Corinne
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when i was 5 or 6 i use to think that all the street light in the world were controled by people underground and they saw the traffic with little video camaras

Zack
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when i was very young i used to believe that there was a creature tho lived underneath roads in a wierd controll room, who changed all the trafic lights by pressing buttons, he looked a bit like chewbacca

albert uk
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I used to believe that traffic lights were controlled by men in chairs somewhere and whenever the light took a really long time to turn green they had fallen asleep or went out to get coffee, and once I tried to get out of the car to wake them up to turn the light green. My mom almost went crazy when I did that!

Lady Confunded
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I used to believe if a sang a song at stoplights, they would turn green. It was the to the tune of the Power Rangers song. It went "Go go green light! Go go! Go go!

Me
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