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During one phase of my childhood, someone convinced me that no respectable kind of music was ever played on a guitar. I even got the idea during that time that "guitar" was like a "dirty word" and I wasn't supposed to say it.

Greg (from music : songs)
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When my step dad farts it sometimes makes sort of a quack sound, so when I was a kid, after he would fart, he would say "whoa, did you see that duck run by?!" Then I'd actually go looking for the duck. This also made me believe that ducks could run so fast that you couldn't see them, cuz every time "a duck ran by" I couldn't see it.

Anon (from body functions : farting)
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when i was younger i believed that if my mom stayed at a traffic light too long it would shoot laser beams at us
so i always told my mom to hurry up i eventually ended up being grounded

anon (from transport : traffic lights)
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I used to believe that brains were a bunch of staples hanging on a rack in your head and when you needed to think or you touched something hot, the appropriate staple would flatten out and race down to the appropriate place, telling it what to do, i.e., "pull your hand away, quick, that's too hot!"

Barbara A. (from body functions : general)
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Once I asked my mom what the little specks flying around in a ray of sun shining through the window were. She said it was "flying dust". I misunderstood, and thought she said "flying dogs". For years, I imagined these microscopic cats and dogs flying around in rays of light.

Liz (from animals : cats & dogs)
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when i was 8 i read that all the water in the world is reused all the time, and I assumed that ocean water, which had touched giant squids, had been reused as the water in my shower.
I was terrified to take showers because the water had touched giant squids before, and washed myself in the sink (including my hair). My brother found out I had been washing my hair in the sink, and when I told him why he cracked up and teased me about it relentlessly until I got annoyed and took normal showers again.

Jennifer (from nature : water)
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As a seven-year old, I believed that every noise ever made or that will be made goes directly to a cave in some vast mountain, and that they will remain there until the destruction of the earth when they will all be released simultaneously.

Richard, Germany (from science : physics)
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I used to think "Soon" meant "later" and the sooner something was gonna happen, the further into the future it was.
One day I asked my dad when He had to leave and he said "Soon." I responded with a hearty "YAAAAAY!"

Keeps Thinking of Beliefs to Add (from time : general)
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I used to believe that Newton's 3rd Law (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction) could work both ways....the example we were given was that "if you push on a wall, the wall pushes back"....I used to walk down the hallways worriedly thinking "what if the wall pushes FIRST!!??"

1st Year Engineering Student (from science : physics)
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When i was little i used to be TERRIFIED of thunder and lightening. but my grandpa told me it was just penguins bowling in the north pole and every time they got a strike there would be thunder. i believed him for the longest time.

Anon (from animals : general)
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