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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 used to think when your foot fell asleep that it meant ladybugs were stuck under your skin and were trying to find a way out

Delaney (from animals : creepy crawlies)
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I misheard the "church on time" lyric in David Bowie's "Modern Love" as "ching chong chang" and wondered how such a racist song was allowed to be played on the radio!

Anon (from music : misheard lyrics)
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I used to think electricity pylons originated in France because they look like smaller versions of the Eiffel Tower.

Anon (from nature : landscape)
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When i was little i always had dreams where i could fly, so i used to believe that if i ran a lot, i could rise and fly like in my dreams.

Gabriela Bastidas (from body functions : special powers)
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I used to think that the wax statues at Madame Tussauds were made of recycled candles and crayons.

Anon (from neighbourhood : excursions)
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I used to belive as a child that churches were castles of pricesses and that there were castles in different cities,then I understood that they are churches of different cities.

Lizeth Tunala (from religion : church)
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When I was a child thought that the blackberry juice was blood, because it was sold at my school bar and my friends told my that was blood.

Andrea Murillo (from food : drinks)
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I used to believe when I had 10 years that when I play soccer at the night. I would think all the players ignored the rules of the game and the referees allowed everything

Kevin Narváez (from the world : sport)
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I used to believe went I was a kid that everyone spoke all the same language.but when I grew up I understood that each country has Its own language.

Angel velastegui (from language : foreign languages)
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When I was a child I thought that dogs can see ghosts but now I think that they can sense disaster

Steven Altamirano (from animals : cats and dogs)
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I used to believe that my aunts were actual ants since they were often pronounced the same. I was too scared to give them hugs.

Teri Shanlynn (from grown-ups : family)
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After hearing the phrase "time is money" I used to believe that money and time were essentially the same thing. So since 60 seconds equaled one minute, I thought 60 cents were equal to a dollar.

ERICK COCHA (from the world : money)
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I used to believe that the rainbow is produced by the elves' pot of gold

Santiago Gordillo (from nature : weather)
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When I was a child I believed that in the future we will have flying cars, and that we could travel to the moon.

Mishell Padilla (from science : technology)
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When I was a child, I believed that cats and dogs could see ghosts at night. I thought that if a human put a scourge of animals in his eye we could also see ghosts.

Eliana Campaña (from animals : cats and dogs)
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When I was a child, I used to think that rabbits lay golden eggs hiding on Easter day, since in that thinking it is very funny but a strange girl's ideas.

Karla Lema (from make-believe : easter bunny)
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When I was a child I believed that the weeping woman would appear at 3 am, this is what my grandmother always told me that if I don't go to sleep early the weeping woman comes to take me.

Cristopher Narvaez (from make-believe : monsters)
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I used to believe that when I went to the mountain I would find an ancient monster or find some treasure

Yazer Solorzano (from make-believe : monsters)
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I used to believe that, when my mother took my temperature in my butt, if I farted it would make my temperature go higher.

Rebecca (from body functions : farting)
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When I was a child, I thought that clouds were made of cotton and when you went to a very high mountain you could touch them

Daniel Acosta (from nature : weather)
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