It’s funny how when you are a kid you are exposed to new things in books, TV and movies before you have the skills to understand fact from fiction. There was a time when Santa Claus, dragons and unicorns were just as real to me as whales, dinosaurs and the Space Shuttle. The truth is revealed gradually and not in any organized way. For a long time I thought woolly mammoths were just what elephants looked like in the winter. What misconceptions did you have that lasted longer than it probably should have?