welcomeI 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 the laugh track on sitcoms were other people watching the shows in their houses and laughing at the jokes. I would laugh really loudly so they could hear me too.
I personally used to believe that if I yelled into the sink loudly enough, my message would echo and travel through the pipes, into the other bathroom's sink exit, or shower exit and that they would hear me talking to them... They never did.
My parents told me that ever New Years Eve at exactly midnight, old Father Time would leave from his home within the walls and then Baby Time would move in to take his place. As Old Father Time left, he would always refill our Christmas stockings with small toys and candy!
When I was a kid and was misbehaving at my grandparents' house, my grandfather, who was an Army veteran, told me if I didn't shape up he'd "put me on report". I then would turn around and tell my mom when my parents got back that he said he was going to "put me on the porch".
When I was a youngster, my grandfather told me that if a snapping turtle bites someone it would hold on and not let go until it thundered. I was an outdoors kid so I was always super careful when I saw and wanted to catch a snapper.
I used to believe that smoke coming out from some stove or wherever contains genie so if you can contain it in a bottle and cover it you can capture genie so I once did that and many times I used to unlock it and watch it if it's there or not.
I used to believe that all swimming pools had trap doors to release sharks, like that Bond film. I persuaded myself that I was a prototype human, made by aliens/gods (presumably depending on how many additives I'd ingested). They had made me to check if humans were good or not before making any more. Everyone else on earth was a robot.
The aliens/gods had realised that we were no good from my example and the shark pool was their way of taking out the trash.
Whenever I was younger I thought that the sign "Dead End" literally meant you would die if you went to the end of the road. I was terrified because I lived on a dead end street.
When I was younger I didn't understand how cars fit inside a lane on the road because when you are sitting on the inside of the car, it looks like you take up the whole road.
when i was little i believed that when we watched a movie people had to act the movie all over a gen.