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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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I had never seen a dove in real life before so I figured they were just mythical beings from the bible

Anon (from religion : characters)
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When I first heard ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ by Madonna, I thought it was an anti abortion song. Hence the lyrics: “But I made up my mind, I’m keeping my baby”

Annodam (from music : songs)
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I didn't know the word "massage" (as in rubbing) was spelled like that, but I knew the word "massive" and this looked similar, so I was always put LOTS of conditioner in my hair.

Anon (from at home : bathrooms)
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I thought that the word "radioactive" meant if you turned on a radio near the thing in question, it would blow up (the radioactive thing, not the radio itself).

Anon (from science : physics)
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I used to believe my mom when she said that holding your farts in is toxic and could spread poison all over your body. I ducked out of many a room and went into many corners before I wised up!

Aviva (from body functions : farting)
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I used to think that “The Fine Columbian” line from Deacon Blue by Steely Dan was “Fine Combed Ambience.”

Anon (from music : misheard lyrics)
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I used to think Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “That’s a Cold Shot Baby” was “Let’s Go Shopping”

Anon (from music : misheard lyrics)
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I used to believe that all Christians were English and all other religious people were foreign.

Anon (from religion : church)
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When my sister saw the movie the santa clause when tim allan became santa claus when the real one fell off the roof. she wanted to do that. i told her the movie wasn^t real.

jason (from make-believe : father christmas)
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Due to Ryan George,I believe earwigs wiggle into your ears while you are sleeping and butterflies taste like butter

Anon (from animals : creepy crawlies)
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I thought that a baboon and a buffoon were the same thing.

bafoon (from animals : general)
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‘Unadulterated’ meant that something wasn’t rated 18+ and was therefore safe for kids

Evie (from language : speaking)
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I thought second-hand smoke was bought off eBay

Anon (from bad habits : smoking)
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I used to think that fire trucks and ambulances drove all the way back to the station backwards.

Tim (from neighbourhood : in the street)
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I used to believe that Montel Williams was Oprah’s brother and that his name was “Luprah Winfrey”

Tim (from media : tv)
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I thought that secondhand smoke was when a homeless person picked a cigarette butt up off the ground and relit it.

Evie (from bad habits : smoking)
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I swear I heard a Disney Channel/Radio Disney song where the chorus was a repeated “Damn it”

SpengBab (from music : misheard lyrics)
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I was freaked out by Steven Tyler as a kid. Whenever I went to the bathroom I was nervous that he would pop out of the shower curtains and scare me while I was using the toilet.

Evie (from at home : bathrooms)
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I thought the “Slippery When Wet” traffic sign was a car that had grown long bendy legs.

Anon (from transport : road signs)
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I thought penis was spelled “Penus”, Like “Venus” but with a P.

Anon (from language : spelling)
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