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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 believe that the boats in the ocean could fall if the continued surfing because of the shape of the Earth was round...

Alma Ocampo (from nature : water)
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I used to believe the person who talked in the adverts on the radio stayed all the day in a cabin, and stay stand up all the time and wayting for the time to speak.

Fernando Suarez (from media : adverts)
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When I was a child I used to believe that airplanes could take you to the moon just because they were near the sky all the time. My dad broke my heart when he told me that wasn't true.

Dany. (from transport : aeroplanes)
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When I was little I thought that the " coco " was under my bed and to protect me I covered myself with the sheets. and I thought if he saw me he would take me with him *The coco is the mexican boogeyman :'(

Lore Mtz (from make-believe : ghosts)
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When I was a child I used to think that it was raining, because the clouds were crying, I believed that they were sad.

Ara (from nature : weather)
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I used to believe that the planes flew by the engine but now I know that they fly , because the wings with the air and the pressure (differents air pressure) produce the lift

Alfred (from transport : aeroplanes)
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When I was about eleven, I knew about the periodic table and I thought the expression "exposed to the elements" meant being exposed to the actual elements, like on the periodic table, and I thought, "surely that's everywhere?".

Anon (from science : chemistry)
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I used to think that when you got the sack, someone put you in a sack and threw you out the window like a sack of rubbish

Ruby (from grown-ups : work)
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On a bit more of a darker side, when I was little and I first heard my mother say "You're grounded", what I really thought she meant was that she was going to kill me and put me in the ground! --'ground dead'

Scott (from death : people)
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I always wondered if the bellybutton was meant to be a blowhole like whales or dolphins.
Because I can remember a vivid memory of a baby swimming out of the womb in a pool.
Now in today's hi tek world. I believe there is a way to treat the Babies umbilical card with a 3D printed filter. That can connect to tanks.

Anon (from body parts : belly buttons)
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