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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...

You can add your own to the site. If you think your beliefs were strange, check out our most common beliefs and discover that you're not alone!

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When my parents told me that I would go to Heaven if I died, I thought that they would drive my dead body to Heaven in a car and drop me off there, and I would come back to life as soon as I arrived.

Rick and Morty (from religion : afterlife)
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I thought that there was this one star in the sky that would instantly turn you into an oven if you looked at it. For 2 years I was afraid of looking at the night sky

Anon (from nature : outer space)
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I thought that when you died, you had 2 weeks to be dead then you would magically wake up again, but as a baby

Anon (from death : people)
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When Lisa Was Young She Used To Believe That Twins Were The Same Person. It Took Her To Find Out There Weren't.

Mike (from people : appearance)
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I used to believe my parents would die if I didn't say "I love you" to them every time I left the house or went to bed. It was an odd belief and I held it until I was about twelve. I don't know if it I believed it was just that I would regret not having "I love you" be my last words to them or whether I actually believed that they would die if I didn't, but it was an odd view nonetheless.

Anon (from death : people)
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When I was little my dad told me that smoke stacks were cloud makers and that's how clouds were made. I'll be telling my kids too if they every ask hahahahaha

Anon (from grown-ups : family)
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I had a friend who knew a woman who had been a Hippy.She told him ( and he believed it) that during the sixties people put dirt in their ears and planted beans so they could grow "natural wreaths" around their heads.I couldn't believe he bought it!

Annonnymouse (from nature : plants)
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When I was five, I was convinced when couples got married, there were three sets of parents: one for each couple and a third set of older people the couple adopted as their shared parents. I was somehow convinced that because of this, Wilford Brimley was my third grandpa, even though nobody in my family ever met him.

Alf was here (from grown-ups : family)
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I used to believe that I really could have "all I could eat", but if I got too full, my belly button would pop out!

Secret (from body parts : belly buttons)
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I used to believe that hen an earthquake struck it would shake the whole world. Until there was a earthquake in Christchurch and I didn't feel any shaking :(

Anon (from nature : disasters)
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