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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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I used to confuse tentacles and testicles when I was younger. It was funny

Chelsea (from language : spelling)
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I believed that all Germans were Nazis because of one of my classmates.

Joseph (from religion : characters)
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I used to believe that if I checked out books from the library and never returned them, the librarian will get really mad at me and take my library card away from me so I can never check out books again.

Jennifer (from make-believe : father christmas)
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I used to believe that your thumb would come off if you sucked your thumb too much

Anonymous (from bad habits : sucking my thumb)
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I used to believe that the Great Pumpkin was real and I missed out on a lot of trick or treating because of that. Me and my sister sat outside in the backyard waiting for the great pumpkin, all we got was scared by our neighbor's little brother and bitten by a raccoon. After our mom noticed the raccoon bites, we stopped believing in the great pumpkin and we realized how stupid we were waiting for something that doesn't even exist.

Alexandra (from make-believe : monsters)
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I used to believe the name Ashleigh was pronounced ash-lay. It's actually pronounced the same as Ashley. I didn't know until I was 10

Sally (from people : names)
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When I was a child, I thought the world had 10,000 bank accounts, i.e. they were all numbered 0000-9999. It came from noticing that my parents entered a four-digit number at the drive-thru ATM. I was very analytical and logical as a child, and still am.

Brian (from the world : money)
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I used to think that when people were saying good grief they were saying good greeb. I still don't know what greeb means, if it's a word.

Mia (from language : speaking)
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I used to think there were polar bears in poland when I was 6

Lucy (from animals : general)
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Me and my cousin used to believe that the composer Beethoven was a dog. When we found out he was deaf, we thought it was so amazing how a dog that was DEAF could compose a such a beautiful song, until he told his mom that and he was a bit disappointed and surprised, but it was still amazing.

Kathie (from music : songs)
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