As a child, or even now, have any of you believed something that turned out to be wrong to the point of absurdity? Here are a few of mine: When I was a kid I legitimately thought Tony Dinozzo from NCIS was a Little Person. I don't know why, and it was weird when I finally learned he was an average sized man. I thought that Abraham Lincoln was black because he was on the penny, and the penny is the only brown coin in the US. Due to a very misleading children's book, as a child I thought Helen Keller magically got her eyesight back when the teacher took her to the waterpump and the water hit her eyes Not me, but my friend from college thought the Irish potato famine happened because potatoes take a hundred years to grow. He was 20 when he said this. So, what strange beliefs have you shaking your head at your younger self? Share away!