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i used to believe - the childhood beliefs site

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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My younger sibling thought that Brittany was the name of the country where British people lived

Anon (from the world : places)
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When I was a kid My friend’s mom told me if I swallowed my bubblegum it would make me fart bubblegum bubbles

Anon (from food : chewing gum)
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I thought that the picture of the swerving car on the “Road may be slippery ahead” signs was a car that had big robot legs.

Hoopityhoop (from transport : road signs)
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Ever since the first time I heard the song “Fast car” By Tracy Chapman, I thought that it was sung by a teenage boy. years later I was shocked to find out Tracy Chapman was actually a woman

Hoopityhoop (from music : pop stars)
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There was a short period of time where I thought that doves were just fictional creatures from the bible. I had no idea they actually existed

-Evie (from animals : birds)
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i believe that if im born in december im older then people born in may

runawayfox16 (from grown-ups : getting older)
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I used to think you could have a heart attack if you fell in love too deeply!

Anon (from body functions : general)
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I used to believe "mixed breeds" of dogs were made by two dogs being put in a blender

Andie (from animals : cats and dogs)
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For some reason, I used to think it was illegal to make up stories in your head, without writing them down on paper!

Anon (from the law : criminals)
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When I was seven, my dad went on about how liquid made computers short out, so when a character in a YouTube video I was watching started to cry, I was worried that'd make the computer short out!

Anon (from science : technology)
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When I was a child I used to believe stars were the dead people who we loved

Anaïs (from nature : outer space)
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I used to believe that everyone who lived in the city lived in an apartment.

Marideth (from the world : places)
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When I was a child, I believed that the little mouse Perez existed.

David Montoya Velez (from animals : general)
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I used to believe that Eurostar trains actually went through the water, rather than being built in a tunnel, and thought there must be a station underwater for when people went diving!

Anon (from the world : places)
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I used to believe that Cuban people were made out of cubes

Anon (from the world : nationalities)
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I used to believe that copying definitions out of a book counted as plagiarism!

Anon (from the law : criminals)
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I used to believe that tornados only happened in North America.

Anon (from nature : weather)
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I used to think the gemstone opal was like opal fruits and wanted to eat one.

Anon (from food : sweeties)
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I used to believe that broccoli were small trees

Anon (from food : general)
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A worker at our school played "Simon Says", so I thought the worker's actual name was 'Simon', even though she was a woman!

Anon (from people : names)
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