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    When I was 4 I though I lived on a doorstep. Turns out I live in Dorset.
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    Is that the same person as Woody Allen?
    a common misconception
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    I thought access to HE was something unusual but actually its pretty simple access to Higher Education-i didn't find that until a few months ago.
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    (Original post by Woodworth)
    I used to think Dracula was some sort of top politician for America living in Philadelphia

    no idea where i got this idea from, except i guess Transylvania sounds like Pennsylvania, but i doubt i even knew Philadelphia was in Pennsylvania
    As a child, I was convinced that Pennsylvania and Transylvania were in fact the same place. Pennsylvania was just the modernized name. I even have a picture of an imaginary movie poster that I drew in the 1st grade, captioned, "The Vampire: Coming from Pennsylvania".

    Furthermore, I also used to think that the word "oxymoron" referred to Billy Mays...
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    (Original post by Botticello)
    I also took years to realise that people thrust when they have sex, from the books I read I just thought they lay still.
    omg lmao, same!
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    i used to think god was the priest in church and that thunder and lightning was either people in heaven moving their furniture or bowling! or that gods fave football team lost!
    all down to my parents wonderful parenting skills e.g lying to me

    i also just learned just this christmas that mince pies do not contain mince
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    I used to think that an adult shop was just a corner shop that adults could go to if they particularly hated kids: kind of like those adult-only resorts!
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    (Original post by TheGoat)
    I don't know if this has been said already but..

    I was terrified of the idea of chewing gum staying in your system for 7 years if you swallow it when I was younger.. Now I know it isn't true 8-)

    And not really a common misconception but.. I know people who were told that when ice-cream vans play music, they're telling you they have no ice-cream left 8-)
    Yeah when i was little i swallowed gum and thought i was gonna die! hahaa and yeaah about the icecream van, my parents used to tell me it was the "music van" so i couldnt have any!!! :mad:
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    "Who are these morons?"
    "They're called Mormons"
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    When I was four or five I asked my father about how thunderstorms work and he told me that when clouds collide the friction causes sparks, i.e. lightning. The collisions itself are responsible for the thunder
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    I never actually said "Luke, I am your father".


    It went like this:
    DV: Obi Wan never told you about your father.
    LS: He told me enough. He told me you killed him.
    DV: No, I am your father.
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    When I was a kid, I thought that all TV shows were broadcast live. It really confused me when I was watching Eastenders at 8pm and it was broad daylight on the show, but pitch dark outside.

    I also thought that all teachers lived at school and when we went home, they would stay behind to sleep and wake up the next morning to teach us again.

    And that I could dig my way from my back garden to Australia with a metal spoon. I didn't get very far.
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    All guys only think about is sex :yy:
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    I knew someone whose mind exploded when she found out narwhals are a real animal.
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    My mum always used to call me "Speedy Gonzales" and I always thought she was calling me "Speedykins Alice".

    When I was little there was a Muslim girl in my class and for years, before I knew about Islam, I was convinced her mum was a nun (it was actually a hijab she was wearing, not a habit) :rolleyes:
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    I used to be convinced that my toys could actually talk and move around so I'd tip toe up the stairs and down the hall and then peer round my bedroom door expecting to see my toys moving but I never caught them. I watched Toy Story way too much...
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    I used to think (and still do sometimes) that ATM stands for automatic transaction machine, but its automated teller machine...
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    Not really a misconception, but I recently learned that scuba stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus
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    Pin stands for personal identification number which renders 'PIN Number ' incorrect
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    (Original post by Fusion)
    Pin stands for personal identification number which renders 'PIN Number ' incorrect
    Same with the 'ehic card'

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