Tell Us Now: 21 Weird Ways Your Kid Brain Understood The World


Part of growing up is learning new things. It's the reason we have schools and teachers. And, to a certain extent, why we live with our parents for such a long time. The thing is, it's a more complicated task than people realize, because children are capable of believing some incredibly bizarre things. It's almost a shame that we have to unlearn them.

We asked our fans on Facebook to tell us the hilariously weird things they fully believed, when they were kids. Here's what they told us.

TELL US NOW. Geoff F. had moving all figured out, as a kid. I was almost 5 before I found out that when you move, you move to a whole new house. Unti
Geoff F.

TELL US NOW. Amber N. was sure she knew where clouds come from. I thought smoke stacks were cloud makers. Every cloud in the sky was made by them. Wh
Amber N.

TELL US NOW. Erika M. had traffic signals figured out, as a kid. Os I used to think there were cameras in the traffic lights and the people watching
Erika M.

TELL US NOW. AubreeAnna K. assumed reindeer were like unicorns. I only ever heard about them in the context of Santa's reindeer and just assumed they
AubreeAnna K.

TELL US NOW. Amy T. thought too much deodorant could make you blow up. When I asked, 'If deodorant keeps you from sweating in your armpits, why don't
Amy T.

TELL US NOW. Benjamin M. took the underground railroad very literally. He thought it was a huge tunnel with a steam engine train running underground.
Benjamin M.

TELL US NOW. Brett C. once thought maps showed only half of the world. Nrm Sprennon ISLES AORE OCEAN OCCIDKNTAL SARA Drextir: A'FrIUF I was convinced
Brett C.

TELL US NOW. Che S. used to think sitcom laughter came from people at home. One day my mom came in the living room and I was laughing into the TV spe
Che S.

TELL US NOW. Dorothy K. believed traffic lights could detect car color. Then they would give you the corresponding color when you came to the interse
Dorothy K.

TELL US NOW. Callie L. thought the black market was a shady outdoor market. And she's not the only one. A bunch of other readers pictured a dimly-lit
Callie L.

TELL US NOW. When Shawn F. was 5 or 6, he was living out a Neil Gaiman story. He asked his dad what was in the walls. He said 'wood.' What I heard wa
Shawn F.

TELL US NOW. S.J. B. wanted everyone to follow the letter of the law. Was under the impression that don't drink and drive applied to drinks of all
S.J. B.

TELL US NOW. Jayne J. thought eyeballs were coated in something corrosive. Which is why if you have grit or something in your eye, if you blinked a c
Jayne J.

TELL US NOW. Stephany G. didn't understand what re-enactments were. So I would watch Unsolved Mysteries, completely horrified that the camera person
Stephany G.

TELL US NOW. Mia T. thought the actors in shows were actually inside her TV set. I showed great self-control when I didn't smash the TV set every tim
Mia T.

TELL US NOW. Morgan B. lived near train tracks and a factory, growing up. I assumed that all the sounds they made at night while i was lying in bed w
Morgan B.

TELL US NOW. Stewart M. thought turn signals were way more helpful. SET/ A CLR MENU I thought turn signals in cars told the driver where to go. I nev
Stewart M.

TELL US NOW. Jacqueline W. had an eye-opening take on shaving. When I was little I thought razors were for body sculpting. Like, I thought you went i
Jacqueline W.

TELL US NOW. In Nick G.'s kid brain, being an adult was a lot of fun. I thought that the 'adult toy stores' I saw advertised were literal toy stores
Nick G.

TELL US NOW. Will S. figured pine trees would keep him safe from snakes. Because snakes couldn't slither over the fallen needles without stabbing the
Will S.

TELL US NOW. Carmein A. had some, uh, unusual beliefs about bodily functions. I believed that there were tiny people (think Keebler elves) that pushe
Carmein A.
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