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I Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...

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I used to believe that Holy Water was a near-magical and hard to get substance. I thought it felt and looked different from normal water, but I had no idea where it came from. When I finally learned that's it's just regular water that the priest has prayed over, I was kinda disappointed.

Anon (from religion : church)
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I use to believe that there was little tiny people in my brain and they got to say what I think about and that they were my continuos! Lol there were about 1000 people in my brain

Anon (from body parts : general)
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I never used to believe in monsters however i believe that all these kids that believe in monsters under the bed are telling the truth as why do they all report the same occurence a monster that will grab their feet or arms its gotta be more than coincidense also i actually saw the monster under my bed and i have an excellent ability to recall in detail events that happened to me when i was younger than 4 anyways i looked under the bed and saw a dark shape sort of furry but had brilliant white eyes and a large cheshire cat grin whith white teeth just lying under the bed grinning at me strangely i wasnt too afraid i also saw small figures standing on the windowsill behind the curtain and i can recall everything down to the placement of furniture and the colour of the walls and to this day and im 21 i still run and jump into bed and tuck the blanket under my body even though i cant rationalise it i get a real feeling of terror and of being watched every night

joseph (from at home : under my bed)
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Picking your nose and eating it. Hey! Tastes like chicken and only half the calories

Henry the Seventh (from bad habits : picking my nose)
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You know how cigarettes come with health warnings on the box? Well, one of the warnings used to be "Cigarettes cause impotence", and since I was a kid and didn't know what "impotence" was, I assumed they just made a spelling mistake and meant to write "Cigarettes cause importance". I thought it meant that if you smoke cigarettes, it would make you more important. Which I thought weird, since being important is a good thing.

Anon (from bad habits : smoking)
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When I was around 6 or 7, I would fall asleep on the couch ALL the time. My dad would carry me to my bed after I fell asleep. I would wake up in my bed, thinking I had teleported! I believed that until I was 8.

Abby (from body functions : sleeping)
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I used to believe that FAX send real papers.
I thought that FAX documents went through the electric line. No one told me the structure of FAX.

Terry (from science : technology)
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I used to believe that if I eat lots of seaweeds, I won't be bald. It is because my parents told me. However, my friends is balding even though he eat lots of seaweeds. It is interesting for me.

tatoo (from body parts : hair)
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I used to believe when i lost a tooth, if i put this under my pillow, a mouse wiil take this in the night and it exchange this for money.

Marinlamenace (from make-believe : fairies)
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I used to believe toys came alive at night.
Because I love toys, and I hoped be good friend with my toys.

Anon (from kids : toys)
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