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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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When i was 7 years old, i liked animals a lot and especially gazelles. This one time when i was watching a nature documentary, I decided to be like a gazelle and imitate its jumping and running.

So I did. I tried to jump like an awesome gazelle but i ended up falling on my knees and hit my mouth on the computer desk. It hurt real bad and I spent the rest of the day screaming and crying in pain! I never watched another animal documentary again! At least I learned my lesson to never imitate what you see on animal documentaries ever again!

Gazelle girl (not) (from animals : general)
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Once when I was taking a nap with my back to the room, and facing the wall, I felt someone splinch me on the back. I woke up with a start and turned over and my sister was in the doorway of the room, but too far away to have touched me. She swore she had not done it, but ever after that I NEVER sleep with my back to the room, if the bed is up against the wall.

Sallie (from at home : under my bed)
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The intro-song to the kids show Kim Possible goes: 'Call me, beep me if ya wanna reach me' and so on, and I believed she would actually come if I called her, so I went to my balcony one day and shouted "KIM POSSIBLE!".

Anon (from media : cartoons)
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When I was a kid, there was this one toy in the store I REALLY wanted but it was too expensive. My friend for some reason told me that if you really want it, you have kick a rabbit barefoot and say "I NEED IT!" and then tell your parents.

It didn't work, I didn't get the toy and all i got was a bruise on my leg.

Anon (from animals : general)
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When I turned 6 on June 6, I thought that the following year my birthday would be on June 7, and the year after that it would be on June 8 etc.

Mary (from people : birthdays)
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I used to believe that "pathetique" was a fancy way of saying "pathetic". When i said something is pathetic, i said in a fancy voice "Yes, that is soooo pathetique"

Andy (from language : speaking)
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I was too scared to go to the bathroom, at night, because I thought there was a monster that would jump out of the bath tub and attack me.

No wonder why my parents were so frustrated in the morning...

Rebecca (from people : appearance)
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I used to believe that the mole on my leg was from when my brother drew on it with a marker.

Lori (from body parts : skin)
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I was scared to go in the living room at night because the grand piano looked like a monster with legs and long teeth.

Anon (from make-believe : monsters)
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When I was a 5 or 6 year old, I was scared of going to the pond. Wanna know why? Because one time when I was at the pond with my babysitter, I tried to pick the lilies in the water.

My babysitter told me that if you pick the waterlilies, a hairy monster with glowing eyes was going to rise out of the pond, and drown me into the water. I was so scared that i never went to the pond for many years, fearing that the "pond monster" was going to drown me. Then after my parents found out, my babysitter never babysat me again.

To this day I have no idea why she told me that..

Anon (from make-believe : monsters)
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