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When I was little I used to believe seagulls were called 'seagirls' and no matter how hard my mum tried to get me to say seagulls, I always replied 'Yes, SEAGIRLS! That's what I said!'.

It was only until years later when i saw it written down that I realised! D'oh!

Kate L (from animals : birds)
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Our bathtub drain didn't have the little metal strainer in it, it was just a hole. It made this horrible sound when draining, it got worse as the water level dropped.

When I was 4 or 5, my older brother came into the bathroom just as I pulled the plug. He told me that sharks could come up into the tub since we didn't have the strainer in there. I remember telling him he was full of it, but I never pulled the plug again until I was out of the tub.

Now I tell my kids that the strainer is there to prevent shark attacks.

Shark Fighter (from at home : bathrooms)
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When I was a child, I used to believe if I put my finger in one side of my nose, that I would only breathe out of one lung!!!! HA!!!!!!

Linda Jackson (from body functions : general)
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I was about 5, when I used to wake up every night afraid of the scary monster under my bed. After laying stiff under the covers for a while, I would quickly jump as far away from the bed as I could and run to sleep in my parents' bed. What was the scary monster? A group of sea-lions!

Troll (from at home : under my bed)
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As a child, I thought that the sky sometimes got dirty and needed cleaning (Incidentally, that was before I'd ever heard of air pollution.). I thought it because I'd heard of skyscrapers, and I envisioned that a skyscraper was a very long-handled blade for scraping the sky clean.

Adrienne (from science : technology)
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When I first heard of Amsterdam I thought it was "Hamster's Den"

Bootlebat (from the world : places)
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I used to believe that we had Duracell batteries in our rib cages.

I once asked my mom when our batteries would run out. She admitted that she was unable to answer the question.

Mollusk (from body parts : general)
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This is my experience with my daughter's imaginary friends. She had three main imaginary friends : Meanie...mutagenic bat/rat/boy with an attitude problem, Gogonagi...a giant six foot long rat....and Silly Beaver...a tree eating rodent. What upset me most was my daughter would wack herself on the head over and over saying.." Get out of there ! Get out of there !" ...when i asked what was going on she would say " That silly Beaver jumped into my brain again!!"....
I never really got any kind of explaination from her as to how this all happened or came from or meant.
I would sort of bite my lip and hope that it didnt mean she was truly crazy or possessed or anything...so far she seems to be ok for a teenager.

vitus the mad (from make-believe : imaginary friends)
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I used to think that my parents were aliens and I would block their thoughts by holding my breath. My mom looked at me al red-faced and asked me what was wrong and seemed to care, so I didn't think she was an alien anymore.

TomG (from grown-ups : family)
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Walking at night my 4-year-old daughter kept staring at the moon above the trees. "I think the moon's following us," she said. "Papa, you stay here." She walked about 100 feet, staring constantly at the moon.: Then she stopped and called out, "Papa, come here!" I did, while she kept gazing at the moon. Then she said,"No, it's not following us. It's only following ME!"

tedrey (from nature : outer space)
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