When you were growing up, did you believe something that you later learned — as an adult — wasn't true?
We tossed that question to the Internet and answers came flooding in – more than 7,000. (Thank you all.) Turns out, many people had endlessly entertaining thoughts as children.
Certain ideas popped up over and over: Teachers live at school. Quicksand will swallow me up. Factory smoke stacks are cloud-making machines.
Perhaps misconception – like misery – loves company.