The weird theory you made when you were a kid

  • nicehottie24

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    Jul 29, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    OK, so I'm pretty we all did that when we were young, making up a weird theory simply to explain something you just couldn't understand. For example, when I was a kid, I was really convinced that some people were living in the traffic lights and that they were the ones who were changing it every minute. Also, one of my friend thought when he was young that if someone would ever shoot the moon with a gun it would fall down on earth. So what were your strange beliefs when you were a kid?
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    Jul 29, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    I didn't really have any, my parents hated how I was always asking questions and they bought me a kid set of encyclopedias so I could read about it myself before I asked them...once I got to school and discovered the internet...wow...

    Never could wrap my head around left and right and how they stayed the same when you spun around haha.
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    there was not a moon and sun. I thought it was a moon/sun. Half of it was the moon and half of it was the sun.
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    I thought gay sex actually created HIV
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    Simon78928 saidI didn't really have any, my parents hated how I was always asking questions and they bought me a kid set of encyclopedias so I could read about it myself before I asked them...once I got to school and discovered the internet...wow...

    Never could wrap my head around left and right and how they stayed the same when you spun around haha.


    yeah I'm just going to tell my kids to google it and leave me alone lol
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    Well similar to yours I thought tiny people lived in the speakers and were playing live music on the radio...Also after a certain episode of the rugrats I thought my parents were actually aliens and I went as far as to looking for the zipper in my mom's hair.
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
    Always thought clowns were really evil after seeing IT icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
    That I could feel the movement of the Earth as it revolved around the Sun

    When I was very very young, I thought the people on TV lived inside the set

    That inanimate objects (rocks, pens, tables, chairs) were actually alive and had thoughts and feelings

    That my favorite cartoon characters invisibly entered my bedroom at night and snuggled with me
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:24 PM GMT
    I used to believe it was impossible to die inside your home.
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:25 PM GMT
    nicehottie23 saidFor example, when I was a kid, I was really convinced that some people were living in the traffic lights and that they were the ones who were changing it every minute.


    So weird...I thought the same thing...seriously! It was a constant fight between them. Only, they weren't people. They were Sesame Street muppet type characters sitting in the base of the light and the red was most mad because he had the most stairs to climb.
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    nicehottie23 saidOK, so I'm pretty we all did that when we were young, making up a weird theory simply to explain something you just couldn't understand. For example, when I was a kid, I was really convinced that some people were living in the traffic lights and that they were the ones who were changing it every minute. Also, one of my friend thought when he was young that if someone would ever shoot the moon with a gun it would fall down on earth. So what were your strange beliefs when you were a kid?


    i thought they were elves and that they lived in the poles. I got so confused once when driving through a construction zone because the lights were just hanging from wires lol, i had to ask my mom who operated them.. icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    I thought my superpower was the ability to see floaters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    I thought people could get pregnant from kissing. To avoid such complications, people kissed through plate glass in movies. icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    One I totally remember arguing with my parents about was a theory I had about aerodynamics.

    Let's say a Porsche and Ford F150 truck were both going 60 MPH. I thought the Porsche would actually move faster at the same speed because it was more aerodynamic.

    EDIT - And my parents still bring it up to this day to annoy me.
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    I was born with all of the knowledge of the Bene Gesserit imbued by some poison thingy that my mother was freebasing when she was pregnant with me.

    Also, I had a symbiote inserted in my neck sometime just after I entered adolescence that makes my eyes glow and deepens my voice. It's possible that my symbiote is a baby sand worm.
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    Cool question.

    I didn't understand why adults didn't spend all of their money on sweets (i.e. candy, Yanks) and toys.

    I vowed to do that when I was all grown up.

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    I thought that aeroplanes put clouds in the sky because of the vapour trails that they leave. icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:44 PM GMT
    in_this_corner said
    nicehottie23 saidFor example, when I was a kid, I was really convinced that some people were living in the traffic lights and that they were the ones who were changing it every minute.


    So weird...I thought the same thing...seriously! It was a constant fight between them. Only, they weren't people. They were Sesame Street muppet type characters sitting in the base of the light and the red was most mad because he had the most stairs to climb.


    I had a similar one, but it was tiny people living in street lamps. The key holes were little slots for them to look out of and see when it was dark, then they'd turn the light on. icon_cool.gif

    I was also convinced the big fundraising thermometer outside the church was actually a reflection of the temperature and the world was getting warmer and warmer (with a maximum of 50,000 degrees?).
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:44 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidI was born with all of the knowledge of the Bene Gesserit imbued by some poison thingy that my mother was freebasing when she was pregnant with me.

    Also, I had a symbiote inserted in my neck sometime just after I entered adolescence that makes my eyes glow and deepens my voice. It's possible that my symbiote is a baby sand worm.


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    Jul 29, 2011 9:45 PM GMT
    As a kid I thought that thunder and lightning were caused by two clouds rubbing together. The rubbing would create the thunder, as well as create enough static electricity to require a lightning bolt to strike the ground.

    Today, my theorizing is spent trying to figure out how guard NPCs change genders in games like WoW without anyone coming to kill them (and thus have them respawn as the opposing gender).
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    I also thought that I was older than my sister (who is actually 10 years older than me) because my birthday is before hers, (I'm in March and she's in September!)
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    I've never had any of this childish ideas...there must be something wrong with me.... icon_cry.gif
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    I used to think what if far away places like Europe and China didn't really exist, and there was just a vast conspiracy to make us all believe these places were real lol. And then I found Marco Polo..
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    A pound of feathers weighs less than a pound of nails.

    It wasn't so much my kid theory as something my brother would taunt me with. When I was little he'd ask me that and I'd be like uh feathers, and he'd be all WRONG THEY WEIGH THE SAME. Which I mean, they do, but it's hard for a 6-7 year old to grasp the difference between weight and volume =(
  • PKP223

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    Jul 29, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
    I also had the traffic light theory, I figured they were just creepy little ugly things that belonged in stop lights cause they were, well, ugly lol and my other theory was that my youth soccer coach was really an undercover spy working for the CIA to recruit little kids for a top secret program....cause he ALWAYS wore reflective sunglasses and wore black and drived a tinted SUV and would always be talking on his cell phone in a very private way