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Ever thought that you could get flushed down the loo? That girls wee out their bottoms? Or that bumming means two men rubbing their bums together? Tell us about your childhood misconceptions. Thanks to Joefish for the suggestion.

(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 15:21)
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I decided that we see by sending out invisible beams from our eyes, that "felt" everything they touched.
And that's why we have to turn our hear and/or eyes to point at things to look at them - we have to point the beams at them.
(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 16:14, closed)
That used to be what adults believed as well.

(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 16:17, closed)
I'd like to hear your theories
on how lightbulbs work.

I heard they suck up darkness, but this changes everything.
(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 16:36, closed)
Yes, that works - if there's no lightbulb or sun to suck up the darkness, the beams can't penetrate it to reach the objects.

(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 16:49, closed)
Take that,
Brian Cox!
(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 17:02, closed)
You and Aristotle.
Look it up.
(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 20:05, closed)
Plato, too.
There's a whole passage in The Republic that witters on in this vein.
(, Thu 19 Jan 2012, 8:36, closed)

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