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The mind of a child can provide surprisingly sharp insight and wisdom at the most surprising times. Other times, kids can be really dumb.
That's not to say it's only the current generation. I'm sure you can remember some odd idea you believed as a child, which brings us to the question KE SHARP (@danielmarven on Twitter) posed for the internet.
"What is the dumbest thing you believed as a child..?"
It's such a simple question, yet surprising in the diverse experiences. This was somewhat similar to the #DumbThingsIBelieved hashtag that became popular last August asked, but brought some different answers.
To start, you can imagine why a child might believe these.
It's not just Twitter asking this question. About a month before the hashtag became popular, a Reddit user posted on r/AskReddit asking the same question.
It's easy to see why the question is so popular. As kids we're often told incorrect things, and we take the word of authority at face value. This can lead to us believing lies, whether intentionally or not.
Alternatively, we believe things so outlandish they can only come from a child's mind.
There are some very universal beliefs, like swallowing seeds.
And of course, some kids think being an adult is more glamorous than it really is.
These beliefs and fake facts we had as kids were signs of naïveté and may make you cringe to think back on them. But they're also part of learning and growing up. They teach us to sift fact from fiction and give us a giggle. And hopefully, they show us how far we've come.
The end of Game of Thrones is fast approaching. The television adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire series is coming to a close with the six episode finale.
Setting the hype train in motion, HBO released the trailer and it is a doozy.
And we are obligated to give you one warning: SPOILER ALERT!!!
Game of Thrones | Season 8 | Official Trailer (HBO) www.youtube.com
The trailer opens with a blood and sweat covered Arya Stark running in the dark. The child turned assassin is terrified of something, which considering everything she's been through, would have to be extra scary.
We get a shot of what looks like the Golden Company, the mercenaries Cersei ordered to bolster her army. They are likely sailing from Essos to Westeros, ready to serve their customer.
Next is a few other shots to remind us of where other characters are. Sam and Bran are together and have pieced together Jon's lineage. Cersei sits on the Iron Throne.
Jon and Daenerys have joined forces, bringing the sight of dragons flying over Winterfell. Their armies are preparing for a massive war with the army of the dead.
The trailer ends with a night shot of the armies of the living looking out over the frozen earth to see what looks like an undead horse, signaling the massive battle we've been hearing about.
The hype is real.
It's a lot to tease, and with only six episodes in this season, we're unsure how they will tell it all. While this is a final battle in a fantasy world, we all know how Game of Thrones operates.
The people we expect to live, will die. There won't be a straight happy ending. Something is going to be revealed as a massive twist, upending everything we knew.
We just ask they spare certain characters.
Game of Thrones has been a smash success, achieving higher ratings every season. The fact it's coming to an end, and people who haven't seen the show will be able to binge watch it all is setting a high standard for this ending.
At the same time, they need to try and please the fans. That doesn't necessarily mean letting every fan favorite character live, but it does mean that by this point, if they die, it must serve the story.
Additionally, with little word on the next book in the series, some are speculating that the ending of this show may be the only ending we can get for A Song of Ice and Fire.
Basically, this season has a lot to live up to.
The final season of Game of Thrones premieres April 14th on HBO. It stars Lena Headey, Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage and so many other talented people.