Misconceptions I Had As A Child

  1. Putting 4 teaspoons of salt in a cake was perfectly reasonable
    I missed the "1" that made it 1/4 teaspoon.
  2. Clothesline would be strong enough to carry me over a half-frozen stretch of water.
  3. Driving my father's car backwards at high speed would be just like driving forwards.
    Hint: having the steering wheels in the back change things a lot.
  4. The part of the Lord's Prayer about "forgive us our trespasses" made it okay to cut across someone's lawn.