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My sister used to think that the road outside our mom's office window had a car factory on each end, just out of view. All the cars on the road were made in one of the factories, only to be driven past the window to the other one, which took them apart. She knew the factories were specially placed so you couldn't see them but she'd still make herself crazy trying.
As a little boy crazy about cars, i always wondered why cars had their engines in the front and only the VW beetle made sense to me because it had its engine in the back. after all an engine MUST be ib the back to "push" the car just as i push my toy model cars from the back.
I used to think that America was the only country that had cars.
the left/right arrows on stop lights were for cars to go sideways. I always asked can we get a car that gos sideways so we could go when the left/right arrow lit.
"soon as you invent such a car, we will have it." Dad told me.
BOY do I have a bunch of freaky looking lego cars now!!!
At the entrance to the tunnels around Pittsburgh there is a sign that says "Do not cross center line." I used to think that the line ran horizontally across the center of the tunnel and always wondered why cars kept zooming through and crossing that "center line" when the sign told them not to. I still remember my feeling of amazement when it dawned on me that the center line divided the tunnel into two parallel lanes.
I used to believe that the reflector lights dividing lanes on roads were so blind people could drive. I thought when they drove slightly out of the lane the tires would bump over the reflectors and they'd know to straighten the car.
I used to believe that a driver changed lanes because there was a sign or signal that told him he had to do it just then and just there. I think I was 5 when I realized that my father was changing lanes at his own discretion.
i used to believe the turning signals on cars helped them turn sharp corners.
I believed that when driving on the highway.....everyone driving in the direction we were going to get somewhere else was also going somewhere else, and everyone going in the opposite direction was going home.
i used to believe that in cars which had air conditioning, metal hands would come down and condition your hair!
I was around 6 while driving in the car with my mom, dad and little sister. I remember seeing a car go by and I said hey, that car's a "Grand Prix" only I pronounced it "Pricks". My mother didn't miss a beat and proceeded to tell me about penis's etc. I was so mortified that I just shrank back into the seat and waited for her to finish.
Uno that strange whirring sound you hear in a car as it reverses? I use to believe that it must of been something “winding up”, i guess i thought so because of those little toy cars, and because of that i thought a car could only “wind” backwards until the spring could wind no more. Then you had to go forward! I can still remember wondering what diasters could be if you just keep on reversing!!!
up until i was 6 years old or so i thought the highbeams light on cars looked like a pie being thrown. so that when some1 got mad (and in real life flashed someone with there highbeams) when that light lit up we threw a pie at them some how
My sister pointed at a car with a bug cover, which may also be known as a bra, and leaned over to me, got all up in my face and said "Hey Kevin, if you crash in a car with one of those on it, you AUTOMATICALLY DIE!!" I believed her until I was about 12 and I figured out that my sister was a liar.
When I was younger, I used to think the window defroster button looked like a basketball hoop. Therefore, I assumed that pressing it would lower a little basketball hoop that you could play with if you were bored. I told this to my dad, and he told me it was true, and that the basketball hoop comes out of the rear-view mirror.
when i was younger i thought cars were alive and smart. always knowing where we were going and taking us there. i didnt realize about the driver.
My ex-boyfriend used to believe that his dad had a "Turbo Boost" button in his car. They'd be going down the road and his dad would hit the "Turbo Boost" and they'd go really fast. When he grew up he realized it was just the emergency flashers.
I used to believe that a car needed some ongoing fire to make it go...maybe from hearing about spark plugs? If the fire got out of hand it could cause the car to catch fire, like a lady who drove up to our house with a fire under her hood one day. I was worried about car fires for quite some time.
I used to believe that car seats and playpens were for problem children to keep them confined. My mother had four children and never had a car seat or play pen for any of us. Even when my brother was born in 1965 seven years after me, she didn't see the need for them. Incidently he almost fell out of our 1963 Oldsmobile, when he was sitting near the door and it came open. I jumped up from the back seat (not seatbelted in) and grabbed him! He
was around 6-8 months old.
As a little kid, I thought that cars were living things because they moved and that made me think that they could go to the bathroom! I wondered "why don't I ever see cars going to the bathroom?"
I had some imagination.