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« on: June 07, 2011, 01:28:45 PM »

What are some of your stupid childhood misconceptions about anything?

- I used to think that Africanized Bees were African Ice Bees*. African Ice Bees sounds better tho.

- I used to think (when I was like, three or five) that concentration camps in WW2 involve like, deadly games of simon says, where you'd get shot to death if you didn't essentially do what simon said, ergo you had to concentrate a lot, ergo the name. I think this misconception is possibly the result of my mom telling me stupid shit tho I'm thinking something like this actually happened during various 90s genocides in Africa?

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trigona_spinipes This is the best thing on earth. I want a colony in my apartment.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 01:35:05 PM »

- Easy one: parents bank account had an infinite balance.
- Parents went to "work", not so much a specific job and a role, just "work".
- Figure Skaters weren't waving at the camera, they were waving at *me*! :D
- Gannon, from Adventure of Link, was after me (remember that game over screen? Still gives me the chills)
- No real sense of months. I don't know, I just remember going to school, then not for a while.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 01:36:37 PM »

Street lights were just the top part of alien spaceships just waiting underground for the right moment to annihilate the human race.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds_%281953_film%29
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 01:44:40 PM »

If you plant a worm, it will grow into a snake.


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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 01:45:32 PM »

I used to think there was something called "ear rats" (wax)
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 01:46:36 PM »

In my single digit ages, I thought you could block or deflect lasers and bullets with swords in real life.

Too much TMNT caused this.
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 01:48:46 PM »

April O'Neil was hot.

Any stick could be a boomerang, if thrown properly.

Stuffed animals had feelings.

Soda was alcohol for children.

There was treasure everywhere.

If I concentrated hard enough I could control which direction the wind blows.

The Duck Hunt Gun was a viable weapon for self-defense.

George Thorogood made music that doesn't suck.
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 01:49:20 PM »

Best thing I told a kid to give him his own misconception: it *is* possible to double-jump (seeing him try was amazing).
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 01:55:14 PM »

When I was growing up there was a common thing mothers told misbehaving children, and it was that they were going to send them to "Rosie's Home". They never enlightened us on what happened at Rosies Home, but all we knew was that it probably involved torture and we did not want to live there. I remember I visited a friend of mine across the street and I went into his room one day and he was packing his suitcase, when I asked what he was doing he said "My mum told me to pack because she is sending me to Rosie's Home".


I helped him pack.
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 02:04:03 PM »

April O'Neil was hot.
This is not a misconception.

This is fact.
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 02:07:37 PM »

Being told that I should never flush the toilet when someone was in the shower lead to the conclusion that the person in the shower would get showered with the toilet water if I flushed it.

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2011, 02:11:30 PM »

April O'Neil was hot.
This is not a misconception.

This is fact.

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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2011, 02:15:06 PM »

Awww. That turtle is so cute x.x look at its little nunchaku! <3
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2011, 02:16:30 PM »

Artificial gravity (i.e. the Tintin comics) actually existed.

If I had a metal detector, I could find buried treasure anywhere.

Animals could understand us.

The Cold War had something to do with ice.

Besides those things, I think I had an okay grasp on 'facts'.
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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2011, 02:17:04 PM »

In an attempt to find an unflattering picture of her, I just learned a valuable lesson at work: do not google images April O'Neil.
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